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Comment: Added BLM Salvinia presentation from July 2022


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July 2022Bureau of Land Management's Giant Salvinia Program

Nicholas (Nick) Heatwole and Aaron Murphy, BLM Yuma Office

April 2022 Cheatgrass, Wildfire, and Climate
Change Interactions in the Western

Dr. Chelsea Nagy
Earth Lab
North Central Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NC RISCC) University of Colorado Boulder

October 2021The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: Regional Coordination, Adaptive Management, and New Treatments for an Invasive GrassKurt Kowalski, 

Research Ecologist

U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center

October 2021Update on challenges associated with Chinese Tallow biocontrolGreg Wheeler, USDA Agricultural Research Service
July 2021USDA Plants Database: New and Improved

Christine Taliga-Burton, Plant Ecologist

National Plant Data Team, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

nrcs_ppt_PLANTS-FICMNEW 7-29-21.pdf
October 2019

Version 2.0 of a comprehensive list of U.S. non-native species and how it may relate to FICMNEW

The USGS' recent update of its list of non-native species established in AK, HI, and L48

Annie Simpson, USGS biologist and information scientist
March 2019Recent Detection and Spread of a new type of Trapa, an Invasive Aquatic Plant, in the Potomac River WatershedDr. Nancy Rybicki, USGS emerita
July 2018Weed Risk Assessments as Tools for Categorizing and Quantifying the Invasiveness of Plant SpeciesAnthony L. Koop (Plant Ecologist):  Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Laboratory, Plant Protection and Quarantine, USDA2018-07-25_Koop_WRA & Plant Listing.pdf
July 2018Quantifying and ranking weed impacts for prioritizing managementDean Pearson, PhD, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Service, USDA2018-07-25_Pearson_Quantifying and ranking weed impacts prioritizing management.pdf
May 2018Unicorn Caught? A Presentation of the Results from CD3/Wildlife Forever Waterless Cleaning Station PilotEdgar Rudberg, CEO, CD3 General Benefit Corporation
January 2018The Status of Classical Biological Control of Weeds: One Step Forward and Two Steps BackRobert M. Nowierski, National Program Leader for Bio-Based Pest Management, USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)NAISMA Conference - The Status of Classical Biological Control of Weeds-One Step Forward and Two Steps Back - Robert M. Nowierski - 10-26-17.pdf
November 2017Why Control Invasive Aquatic Plants?John D. Madsen, USDA-ARS, Exotic and Invasive Weed Research Unit, Davis, CA
September 2017Glyphosate and Communicating RiskKaci Buhl, National Pesticide Information Center 
August 2017Pulling Together Initiative:  National Fish and Wildlife FoundationEric Forward, Program Director, Central Region Working Lands, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
July 2017CABI Invasive Species Compendium Training: A resource for expert knowledge on invasive species in the world and the USAHilda Diaz-Soltero, Caribbean Advisor to the APHIS Administrator
June 2017Invasive Plant Management in the National Park Service:  Exotic Plant Management Teams Terri Hogan, National Lead, NPS Invasive Plant Program
May 2017Early Detection and Rapid Response: National Plant Diagnostic Network and ipmPIPE Robert M. Nowierski, National Program Leader for Bio-Based Pest Management, USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
March 2017 Indaziflam: A New Cellulose Biosynthesis Inhibiting Herbicide Provides Long-Term Control of Invasive Winter Annual Grasses, or, Implementing a Landscape Approach to Reclaiming Lands Infested with Downy Brome (Cheatgrass)Dr. Derek Sabastian, Bayer Inc.
January 2017National Association of Invasive Plant Councils and FICMNEW: how to synergize? A conversation to determine how we can be of mutual benefitNancy Loewenstein, NA-IPC chair
November 2016National Coordinating Office Getting the Ducks in a Row: Advances in Federal Agency Coordination to Address Invasive SpeciesCarol Randall, USDA Forest Service-Forest Health Protection, Coeur d’Alene, ID
October 2016How to organize a weed pull during Bat WeekAnnie Simpson, biologist and information scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
August 2016USA National Phenology Network: New Gridded Phenology Products to Support Invasive Species ManagementAlyssa Rosemartin, Partner and Application Specialist, USA National Phenology Network
July 2016Seed Regulatory & Testing Division: Regulation of Prohibited and Restricted Noxious-weed Seeds under the Federal Seed ActErnest L. Allen, Director USDA, AMS, LPS, Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Gastonia, NC
June 2016Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management of Annual GrassesDr. Roger Sheley, USDA-ARS
May 2016Report on Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining oversight and legislative hearing to examine the impacts of invasive species on the productivity, value, and management of land and water resources (S.2240)Faith Campbell, Center for Invasive Species Prevention (CISP), Board memberArchived Webcast page link
April 2016Impact of Herbicides on Non-target Plant Species in Field Edges and Road Networks, and the Implications for Pollinator Health and ProtectionDave Mortensen, Professor of Weed and Applied Plant Ecology, Penn State University
March 2016EDDMapS - Mapping Invasive Species, 10 years laterChuck Bargeron
January 2016A Discussion of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW)Scott Cameron, President of Reduce Risks for Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC)
November 2015An Introduction to the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and RestorationPeggy Olwell, Plant Conservation Lead for BLM
September 2015Long-term Recovery after a Firestorm including Coordinated Weed ManagementJon Wyss, Chair for the long-term recovery efforts in Okanogan County, Washington
August 2015A history of FICMNEW Dr. Al Tasker, USDA-APHIS
July 2015An Overview of the North American Invasive Species Network (NAISN)Don Schmitz and Chuck Bargeron
June 2015Participants' roundtableAllNo presentation this month
May 2015A Template for Engaging Local Communities via WEED WRANGLESteve Manning, Invasive Plant Control (IPC)
April 2015IPM: Solutions for a Changing World (meeting report)Robert M. Nowierski, National Program Leader for Bio-Based Pest Management, USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
March 2015Play Clean Go Program and an Overview of the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Julie Kraft, NAISMA Communications/Outreach Coordinator