Join a FREE monthly webinar to hear from the experts about invasive species, with topics ranging from data management, education and awareness, invasive species management and legislation.
All webinars are open to the public.
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Wednesday of every month:
2pm Eastern | 1pm Central | 12pm Mountain | 11am Pacific
Invasive Species in North America
July 17th at 1:00 pm CST
Presented by: Jackie Lalley, Owner, YodelPop Marketing
Learn how to use the PlayCleanGo campaign to set, measure, and achieve communication goals for reducing the spread of invasive species for your own community and beyond.
When you’re working to address invasive species, it can be hard to know that you’re making a difference. Whether you oversee communications and marketing as an agency leader or are “on the ground” creating materials and messages, this session will give you ways to measure the impact of your work by setting communications goals, gauging your progress toward those goals, and being part of a larger effort that reaches millions of people with the same message.
Stopping Invasive Species with Behavior Psychology
August 21st at 1:00 pm CST
Presented by: Ken Donnelly, Owner, Beyond Attitude Consulting
Many invasive species pathways include human behavior, like boating, hiking, and camping. Changing people’s behavior can be challenging, as anyone who has ever made a New Year’s resolution knows very well. Just because people think something should be done, doesn’t mean it will get done. Fortunately, the application of behavioral psychology greatly improves traditional communications programs in getting people to adopt the behaviors that interrupt pathways. People attending the webinar will learn how to apply behavioral psychology to nurture the behaviors that stop the spread of invasive species.
Don’t Move Firewood Outreach and Regulation Updates
September 18th at 1:00 pm CST
Presented by: Leigh Greenwood, Forest Health Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
The Don’t Move Firewood outreach and education campaign is moving into its 12th year- and like a fine wine, we’re hoping to improve over time! Join this webinar to learn about the results of the extensive partner feedback survey conducted in the Spring of 2019 and how the campaign is using that feedback to adapt to both our partners’ needs, and changing conditions in forest pests and regulatory environments over the last decade. This webinar will also talk about how partners can participate in Firewood Month— a month-long October event with different firewood related target demographics highlighted in each week of October.
How to achieve communications goals for reducing the spread of invasive species
October 16th at 1:00 pm CST
Presented by: David Coyle, Assistant Professor, Forest Health and Invasive Species Extension, Clemson University
This webinar will give an update on some of the most impactful invasive species in North America, including insects, fungi, and plants. We will discuss current pest distribution – including how the pest has moved post-arrival in North America – and proven and potential management strategies. We will also use the southeastern U.S. as a case study for why this continent has so many invasive species.
How the National Park Service Integrates Partnerships, Prevention, and Management of Invasive Species
November 20th at 1:00 pm CST
Presented by: Terri Hogan, Invasive Plant Program Manager, National Park Service
Within the realm of invasive species management, partnerships and collaboration are increasingly essential for success. Collaboration occurs at all levels within the National Park Service (NPS); it takes many forms, involves a range of partners including other agencies, states, tribes, and cooperative weed management areas and must reach beyond our boundaries to address the issues that invasive species pose to our public lands. This webinar will showcase examples of successful invasive plant management that are achieved through partnership efforts including, prevention and restoration within the NPS.