2018 UMISC - NAISMA Joint Conference

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2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

The following are presentations that were given at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada. All presentations that authors have allowed the public posting of their presentation are hyperlinked. If a presentation does not have a link to a presentation, it is not available to the public.

Monday, October 23, 2017


PlayCleanGo Summit

PlayCleanGo in WYO

Erika Edmiston, Wyoming Weed and Pest Council, Julie Kraft, Sublette County Weed & Pest District; Aaron Foster, Fremont County Weed & Pest District; J Sheehan, Carbon County Weed & Pest District

PlayCleanGo® in Nebraska

Brent Meyer, Lancaster County

PlayCleanGo® in Canada

Barry Gibbs, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

How Don’t Move Firewood Partners for Success

Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy

PlayCleanGo® Summit Keynote Presentation: Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting, LLC


Wednesday, October 25, 2017


NAISMA Mapping Standards

David Moorhead, R.D. Wallace and C.T. Bargeron. University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid Response Information Management

Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Western Governors Association Invasive Species Data Management Initiative

Bill Whitacre, Western Governors Association

Selecting Priorities and Approaches for Invasive Plant Inventories

Corey Ransom and Heather Olsen, Utah State University


Bridging the Gap Between Invasive Species Research and Management: Challenges and solutions in New York State

Carrie J. Brown Lima, Director, NY Invasive Species Research Institute

Invasives, IPM and the Western Integrated Pest Management Center

Amanda Crump and Steve Elliott, Western IPM Center, USDA

Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee and Invasive Species

Mark Daluge1 and Lesley Beckworth2, 1Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Aquatic Invasive Species Sub-Committee; 2Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Terrestrial Invasive Sub Committee

British Columbia Invasive Species Council Update

Danielle Toperczer, Invasive Species Council of BC

Weed Free Forage and Gravel Program: Information, Case Studies and Partnership Success Stories 

How the Weed Free Forage & Gravel Program Certification Works

Marsha Watland, Becker County Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota and NAISMA WFF&G Committee Chair

Wyoming Weed & Pest Council: Case Study

Erika Edmiston and Mark Daluge, Wyoming Weed & Pest Council

Nevada Department of Agriculture Certified Weed Free Program Case Study

Andrea D. Moe, Nevada Department of Agriculture

Weed Free Forage in Oregon: Challenges and Opportunities in Program Establishment

Beth Myers-Shenai and Tim Butler, Oregon Department of Agriculture



Weed Wrangle®

Cayce McAlister, Garden Club of America

Newmont’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Program: A Partnership Approach

Hanes Holman, Ranch General Manager, and Jeff White, Director of Rangelands / Vice President, Elko Land and Livestock Company and Newmont Mining Corporation

Modern Exploration - A Proactive Approach

Karen Dowdle1 and Hanes Holman2, 1Newmont Mining Corporation and 2Elko Land & Livestock

Demonstrated Success in Landscape-Scale Management: A Case Study of a Successful CWMA in Southern Illinois

Chris Evans, University of Illinois – Extension



Montana Realtor Noxious Weed Training

Shantell Frame-Martin, Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign / Montana State University

A Three-Pronged Approach to Training Forestry Professionals in the Southeastern US

David Coyle, University of Georgia



How the U.S.National Park Service Partners for Success

Curt Deuser and Terri Hogan, U.S. National Park Service

Canadian Invasive Species Council Update

Barry Gibbs, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Invasive Vegetation Management Techniques and Border Security in Arizona

Barry Wallace, Crop Production Services



Can (should) Spatial Extent Drive our Management Decisions?

Dan Tekiela, University of Wyoming

Comparing Natural Areas Herbicide Management Options for Downy Brome (Bromus Tectorum L.) Control and Native Species Tolerance

Shannon Clark, Colorado State University

Combining Targeted Grazing and Restoration Treatments to Reduce Invasive Species and Establish Native Plants in Invaded Ecosystems

Lauren M. Porensky1, Elizabeth A. Leger2 and Barry L. Perryman2, 1USDA-ARS; 2University of Nevada – Reno

Weed-free Site Selection for Fire Incidents

Bryce Christiaens, Missoula County Weed District

A New Option for Control of Ventenata dubia

Lindsay Koby1, Ian Burke1, and Tim Prather2, 1Washington State University; 2University of Idaho



Integrated Pest Management Practices for Invasive Species and Native Pollinators

Kevin Burls, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Consideration of Pollinator Protection for Herbicide Applicators in Noxious Weed IPM

Joy Newton, University of Nevada, Reno

Long-Term Control of Invasive Winter Annual Grasses with Esplanade Facilitates the Re-establishment of Flowering Plants and Pollinators

Arathi Seshadri1, Janet Hardin1, Derek Sebastian2, and Shannon Clark1 1Colorado State, 2Bayer U.S.

Understanding Ecosystem Resistance to Invasive Annual Grasses in the Sagebrush Biome

Jeanne Chambers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station



Potential Biocontrol Options for Flowering Rush

Jennifer Andreas, Washington State University Extension; Hariet Hinz, CABI Switzerland; Patrick Haefliger, CABI Switzerland; Peter Rice, University of Montana; Jenifer Parson, Washington State Department of Ecology; Greg Haubrich, Washington State University Department of Agriculture

Pseudomonas fluorescens strains D7 and ACK55: Bureau of Land Management Program Update

Richard D. Lee and Kenneth Henke, US DOI Bureau of Land Management

Host Plant Chemistry and the Success if Insect Herbivores as Biological Control Agents

Alexander M. Gaffke, Montana State University; Sharlene E. Sing, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station; and David K. Weaver, Montana State University

Canada Thistle Biological Control Using Rust Fungus (Puccinia punctiformis) in Colorado

Joel Price and Karen Rosen, Colorado Department of Agriculture



Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Centimeter Precision Imagery and Aerial Applications

Bill Reynolds1, and Ken Giles2; 1Leading Edge Drones; 2University of California, Davis

Esplanade: A New Long-Term Control Strategy for Managing Invasive Winter Annual Grasses

Derek Sebastian1, Harry Quicke1, Scott Nissen2, Shannon Clark2 and Jim Sebastian3; 1Bayer, 2Colorado State University; 3Boulder County Parks and Open Space

Efficient Control of Medusahead in Natural Areas and Range

Harry Quicke1, Corey Ransom2, Guy Kyser3, and Tom Getts4; 1Bayer US, 2Utah State University, 3University of California -Davis, 4University of California Cooperative Extension

New Choline Formulation Technology and Proper Nozzle Selection to Minimize off Target Movement

Beau Miller, Dow AgroSciences

Aqumix Blended Herbicides for Right of Way Weed Control

Jon Valley, Deschutes County, Oregon



Zequanox® Molluscicide for Control of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels in Open and Closed Water Systems

Keith Pitts, Seth Donrovich and Carolyn Link; Marrone Bio Innovations

A Strategy to Address Flowering Rush in the Columbia River Basin: The Columbia Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area

Leah Elwell1, and Justin Bush2; 1Invasive Species Action Network; 2WA Invasive Species Council

Herbicide Use in Water is a “Game Changer” in Canada

Nicole Kimmel and Paige Kuczmarski; Alberta Agriculture & Forestry

Don’t Let It Loose

Tanya Rushcall, Government of Alberta


Thursday, October 26, 2017


Biocontrol Monitoring - If it’s Quick and Easy, Why Isn’t Everyone Doing It?

Joseph Milan, Bureau of Land Management; Carol Randall, United States Forest Service, Mark Schwarzlaender, University of Idaho and Paul Brusven, Nez Perce Tribe

Covering the Curve: The Need for Leadership in Weed Biological Control

Carol Randall, USDA Forest Service

Nez Perce Bio-control Center Project: “Biocontrol Releases New Agent Rearing”: Exploring other avenues to assist in Research Funding— the value/power of an Agent Release Database and conducting vegetation/ agent trend monitoring

Paul Brusven, Nez Perce Tribe--Biocontrol Center

The Status of Classical Biological Control of Weeds: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Robert M. Nowierski



AIS Management in the West

Leah Elwell, Invasive Species Action Network

Preventing Aquatic Invasive Species Transport by Wildland Fire Operations

Cynthia Tait, USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region

Nevada’s Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan

Karen Vargas, Wildlife Staff Specialists/AIS Coordinator, Nevada Department of WIldlife

Lake Tahoe’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program Update: Building on Success and the Challenges We Face

Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency