Noxious Nightmares: Invasive Plant Identification and Management Strategies
Track: Maintenance

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 10:45 to Noon

Sasha Shaw, Education Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program

Session Description:

Catch that plant before it grows into a problem! Become an expert plant sleuth by learning to identify noxious weeds invading Washington, on both the western and eastern sides of the State. This session will cover the top offenders, weed classifications, identification and best management practices to prevent further infestations. Participants will learn about real case studies (and success stories) and take away handouts to help with noxious weed identification in your parks!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about invasive plants and noxious weeds: what they are, where they come from and their impacts.
  • Participants will learn to apply strategies for preventing and managing invasive plants in a variety of different situations.
  • Participants will learn strategies to recognize and control some of the main invasive plant species that impact parks and recreation areas in Washington.