2011 Conference

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City (1900 Springlake Drive) near the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Meeting Program:

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30 Welcome
Karen Hickman, OkIPC President, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University

8:40 – 9:30 Risk Assessment of Invasives
Tom Stohlgren, Ecologist Forest Rangeland Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University, USGS, Invasive Species Science

9:30 – 10:20 Crop Weed Issues: Invasives and Herbicide Resistant Weeds
Joe Armstrong, Weed Scientist Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University

10:20 – 10:50 Poster Session and Break

10:50 – 11:20 Citzen Science Training Program
Chad Cox, OkIPC Treasurer, Oklahoma Native Plant Society and
Curtis Tackett, Aquatic Nuisance Biologist, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

11:20 – 12:00 Update on OkIPC
Jay Pruett, OkIPC President Elect, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy – Oklahoma Chapter

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 Remarks on behalf of Congressman Frank D. Lucas
Garrett King, Oklahoma Agriculture Liaison, U.S. Congressman Frank D. Lucas

1:15 – 2:05 FIREWISE and Eastern Redcedar
Terry Bidwell, Professor, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University

2:05 – 2:35 Invasive Species Management
Chris Hise, Director of the Four Canyons Preserve, The Nature Conservancy

2:35 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:30 Converting established bermudagrass to switchgrass or mixed nativegrass
James Rogers, Assistant Professor Pasture and Range, The Noble Foundation

3:30 – 4:00 Poster Session and Discussions

4:00 – 5:00 OkIPC Business Meeting

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