The ISCBC Public Forum & AGM: Invasives 2014 is approaching quickly!
ISCBC is pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Canadian author and science journalist, Bob McDonald. Bob is the National Science Commentator for CBC Television and CBC News Network, and since 1992 has been the host of CBC’s weekly radio science show, Quirks & Quarks, which draws approximately half a million listeners each week. Bob will be sharing his experience with invasive species and the media, which is sure to be an engaging topic!
Mark the date for a special Local Government Workshop to be held on Tuesday morning, January 21st ahead of the official forum kick-off at 1pm.
The Local Government Workshop is for local government elected officials and local government staff wanting to build or expand their initiatives related to invasive species management. Participants will hear about current regulations and emerging issues that impact private and public lands, including details surrounding recent invasive species concerns in BC such as fire ants, snakehead fish, and others. Those who attend will also enjoy a think-tank session to share solutions, ask questions, and discuss key topics raised during the workshop.
There will also be a special ‘Agriculture and Responding to Invasive Species’ pre-forum workshop. Speaking topics will include discussion of tools and resources to treat current and emerging issues, including knapweed, the current status on bio-control tools, and much more!
Additionally, the post-forum workshop held on January 23rd will bring together leaders in the horticulture industry from across the Pacific Northwest to share programs and practices that remove invasive plants from the garden and retail. Be sure to register for ‘Good to Grow: A Look at Horticulture and Invasive Plants.'
The annual forum promises to be exciting, action-filled event that will be a fantastic opportunity to network and share with colleagues from across North America.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Please contact ISCBC and find out how you can participate!