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Comment: Added Presentation and Agenda for Oct-2022 Public Meeting

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banner of the Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds

The Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic weeds (FICMNEW) represents an unprecedented formal partnership between 18 federal agencies with direct invasive plant management and regulatory responsibilities spanning across the United States and territories. FICMNEW was established through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by agency leadership in 1994 and 1997. It is currently co-chaired by DOE (Eric Bradley) and DOI-BLM (Seth Flanigan).

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Next Open Meeting

Presentation

(Past presentations can be downloaded here)

Presenters


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Thursday, April 28October 27, 2022

1:00 pm EST/11:00 am MDT

Cheatgrass distribution and impacts (e.g., changes in carbon storage) and interactions with a changing climate including fire.

Some highlights:

  1. Current distribution of cheatgrass across the western US
  2. Known impacts of cheatgrass on ecosystem functions/services
  3. Interactions of cheatgrass with fire (grass-fire cycle)
  4. Three way interaction with cheatgrass, fire, and climate change
  5. Overview of management approaches/control methods for cheatgrass
Chelsea Nagy, Program Manager and Research Scientist with Earth Lab, and North Central Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Network Project Lead

New Treatment Methodology for Hydrilla in Flowing Systems”

This presentation will be followed by a “round-robin” discussion and you will be given a chance to update everyone on what’s going on in your organization.


Dr. Ben Sperry

US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center

Call in instructions will be sent via email. 

Please email asimpson@usgs.gov if you are not on our elist and would like to receive a meeting invitation.

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