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Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

10:00 a.m. Embassy Suites Norman, Room University A (OKNRC)

Tentative Agenda

  1. Minutes – reading and approval of previous meetings records
  2. Membership Status of Board Members
  1. Elections

Slate of Nominees approved by the board 10 Jan 2020 (no additional nominations were made by OkIPC members)

      • President-Elect – Amy Buthod
      • Secretary – Jeri Irby
      • Treasurer – Amy Buthod

At Large Board Members –

Term 2019-2021

      • Mike Kenna
      • Marla Peek
      • Jay Pruett
      • Greg Scott

Term 2020-2022

      • Laura Goodman
      • Steven Smith
      • Priscilla Crawford
      • Curtis Tackett
  1. Action Items
    • Update to Invasive Plant Watch List – Amy Buthod
    • Fact sheets and Publications – Karen Hickman
  2. Announcements
  1. Adjournment

Mission:  Facilitating education and management for protection of our economic and natural resources.


  • Businesses/Industries:  agricultural, horticultural, landscape, aquacultural, wildlife, tourism, forestry, and recreational
  • Landowners and managers: private and public
  • Agencies:  federal, state, local
  • Native American Tribes
  • Non-profit organizations:  conservation, agricultural, and land management
  • Institutions and Programs:  education, research


  1. Increase awareness through education about invasive plants, focusing on:
  • Sources of invasives
  • Economic and ecological effects of invasives
  • Recognition of invasives
  • Prevention of invasives
  • Early detection and rapid response to invasives
  • Control and management strategies for invasives
  1. Encourages legislative and regulatory improvements that increase invasives control effectiveness.
  2. Promote greater coordination between all entities engaged in or affecting invasives management.
  3. Serve as a clearinghouse for invasives management strategies.
  4. Identify and encourage sources of funding for invasives education and management.
  5. Identify invasive species and assess their potential threat for Oklahoma.

adopted 29 September 2009 by the OkIPC Officers and Board of Directors, revised 16 December 2013



The Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference will be held February 22-24 in Tulsa this year.  The OkIPC is a coordinating organization and Priscilla Crawford, OkIPC President, is our representative on the organizing committee.

Early registration deadline is February 1st.  Register now!

Take a look at the draft program of presentations (PDF of program).

The annual OkIPC business meeting will be held during the OKNRC on Thursday at 4:20 p.m.

Election Results!

The Votes Are Tallied!

Congratulations to the new and returning OkIPC Board members!

Russell Stevens, President-Elect
Tonya Dunn, Secretary
Amy Buthod, Treasurer

At Large Board Member Class 2016-2017
Lydia Calhoun
Lisa Castle
Marla Peek
Michael Porter
Jay Pruett

Look for information in the coming weeks regarding Board meetings and activities.


Don’t forget to register for the Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference. Early registration deadline is February 1st!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Register for Meeting

Registration Open for Invasive Species Meeting

Friday March 13, 2015

The Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council and Oklahoma Pest Action Council are co-hosting a comprehensive invasive species meeting at the National Weather Center in Norman.  The full day conference will incorporate a variety of invasive species issues important to our state, such as: crop weeds and pests, invasive species management, successful biocontrol of invasives, and information on many different invasive species, including invertebrates, pathogens, plants, and mammals.  The effect of invasives on crops, natural areas, and urban systems will be covered.

Registration fee will include full day conference participation, resource bag, lunch, and break snacks and beverages. In-service credits and CEUs will be offered.

Register Online