Targeting the Triple Threat: Invasive Winter Annual Grasses Symposium
Colorado State University, Bayer Corporation, Washington State University, UC Davis, Utah State University Forestry Extension, USFWS, USGS present:
Cheatgrass, Medusahead, and Ventenata: Ecological Impacts, Interactions, and Current Management
An in-depth management review of three invasive grasses in the Western United States
WEBINAR SYMPOSIUM: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
These invasive annual grasses are devastating western natural areas and rangeland, resulting in landscape-scale transformations in a cycle that favors further invasion.
Further Impacts include:
A continuous bed of fine fuel associated with an increase in frequency and intensity of rangeland wildfire
Significant reduction or elimination of desirable perennial species
Reduced forage quality for wildlife and livestock
Increased risks for wildlife and pollinator species
Resulting wildfires that are a threat to humans, wildlife, property, and infrastructure.
Speakers will address all of these points including a university/industry research update on current management tools for the triple threat.
Speakers: Matt Germino, USGS; Matthew Brooks, USGS; Roy Averill-Murray, USFWS; Lindy Garner, USFWS; Dr. Derek Sebastian, Bayer VM Stewardship and Development Team and Shannon Clark, CSU PhD Candidate; Dr. Scott Nissen, Colorado State University; Dr. Ian Burke, Washington State University, Ventenata Control; Dr. Corey Ransom, Utah State University; Tom Getts, UC Davis.
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