18th Annual Central California Invasive Weed Symposium

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Carpenters Union Hall, 910 2nd Ave., Marina CA 93933

8:00 am – 9:00 am. Registration and light breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Presentations.

Keynote Speaker: Tao Orion, Author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration

Speaker: Bill Henry, Director at Groundswell Coastal Ecology

Lightning Talks Session #1

  • California State Parks staff: Harding Grass (Phalaris aquatica)
  • Susie Fork, Elkhorn Slough Reserve: Biodiversity effects and rates of spread of eucalyptus in central California

Speaker: Nadia Hamey, Forester at Hamey Woods: Eucalyptus Removal in Palo Colorado Canyon

Speaker: Rachel Brownsey, Environmental Science Associates: Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens)

Lightning Talks Session #2

  • Bureau of Land Management staff: Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens)
  • Green Burns, UC Santa Cruz: Coastal Prairie Restoration
  • Corey Hamza, Elkhorn Slough Foundation: Mapping Perennial Veldt Grass (Erharta calycina) using UAV aerial imagery

Q & A / Open Mike

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Seasonal, organic lunch catered by Feel Good Foods.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Concurrent Field Trips and Laws and Regulations

 Option 1. Field Trip to Elkhorn Slough, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

  • Veldt grass control: what has worked and what hasn’t
  • Eucalyptus: how to control and restore after removal – the view 25 years later
  • Working with volunteers to remove weeds at Moss Landing State Beach
  • And more!

Option 2. Field trip to Salinas River Arundo Removal, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Option 3. Laws and Regulations Continuing Education Session, 1:05 pm to 2:05 pm AND field trip to BLM Fort Ord, 2:10 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Laws and Regulations Presentations:
    • Speaker: Sergio Moreno, Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
    • Speaker: Joel Trumbo, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Field Trip: Field trip to BLM Fort Ord, 2:10 pm – 5:00 pm

Field trip transportation provided for all three options.

Abstracts coming soon – Morning Talks and Laws and Regulations