Webinars & Videos

NAISMA is launching a new webinar series in 2019! Webinars will be the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific. The first several webinars are listed below. Additional webinars will be added as they are confirmed.

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January 16th at 1:00 pm CST:  

NAISMA's Weed Free Forage & Gravel Certification: A Cooperative, Pathway-Specific, Multi-Jurisdictional Program for Invasive Species Prevention. Presented by Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director.Have you always wondered how this program works and how you can get certified? Don't miss this opportunity to find out. Click here to Register

February 20th at 1:00 pm CST:
The ABCs of Invasive Species Organizations. Presented by Chuck Bargeron, Associate Director for Invasive Species and Information Technology, University of Georgia
Sometimes invasive species organizations can be as invasive as the organizations that they are trying to protect us from and educate us about. This presentation will give an overview of the major national organizations and what their individual focus is. It will highlight their scope, membership and the taxa that they concentration on. Click here to Register.

March 20th at 1:00 pm CST:
Boot Brush Stations: Are they an Effective Tool for Preventing Invasive Species and Raising Awareness? Presented by Chris Evans, Extension Forester, University of Illinois

Boot brushes stations are a popular tool used to raise awareness about invasive species and reduce the spread and establishment of new infestations.  This webinar will discuss the boot brush stations, review a cooperative program in southern Illinois that installed boot brushes throughout the region, and highlight research that investigated if these stations were actually effective at removing seeds. Click here to Register.

April 17th at 1:00 pm CST:

Catching the "Unicorn:" Using Public, Private and Non-Profit Partnerships to Help Tackle AIS.  Presented by Ed Rudberg, Ph. D., CEO CD3, General Benefit Corporation 

Due to the high cost of high pressure, heated water decontamination, reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) often relies upon the adoption of best management practices at the individual level. However, until CD3’s 2017-2018 Waterless Cleaning Station Pilot, tools to implement best management practices were unavailable to boaters. The process for developing these tools was an example of how we caught a “unicorn,” via the elusive private, public and non-profit partnership. This presentation will outline the results of the pilot including usage rates, lessons learned, adoption rate, increases in compliance, and outline the future direction of the project. Click here to Register.  

Additional scheduled webinars below. More information and links to register coming soon!

May 15th - Carrie Brown-Lima, Director, NY Invasive Species Research Institute - Title TBD

June 19th - Julie Kraft, Weed Supervisor, Sublette County, WY - How to build a boot brush station

July 17th - Jackie Lalley, Owner, YodelPop Marketing - How to achieve communications goals for reducing the spread of invasive species

August 21st - Ken Donnelly, Owner, Beyond Attitude Consulting - Stopping Invasive Species with Behavior Psychology.

September 18th - Leigh Greenwood, Forest Health Program Director, The Nature Conservancy - Don’t Move Firewood Outreach and Regulation Updates

October 16thDavid Coyle, Assistant Professor, Forest Health and Invasive Species Extension, Clemson University - Forest Pests Update - Title TBD

November 20th Terri Hogan, Invasive Plant Program Manager, National Park Service - Title TBD

Additional Webinar Series

US Forest Service: - Invasive Plants — Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries Webinar Series. Free webinar series.

NAIPSC Webinar Series. Great free webinar series (just need to complete free registration to access)

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia. Free webinar series on variety of invasive species topics.


Other Webinars Organized by Topic

Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention (AISP) Webinar Series. Free webinar series centered on Minnesota’s Aquatic Invasive Species, with potential relevance for other states.


Data Management & Mapping

Conservation Biology Institute. Free information on using Data Basin and other tools.

Missouri River Watershed Coalition. Free webinar on using EDDMapS.

ESRI. Free live training seminars on various ESRI products.


Legislation & Permitting

NPDES Permitting. Free educational webinars covering different aspects of the NPDES permitting process.


Teaching Invasive Species to Kids

Green Teacher’s Invasive Species Webinar Series. This site requires paid subscription to view past and upcoming webinars.


Weed Management & Restoration

Tamarisk Coalition Conference Series & Webinars. Variety of free educational presentations and webinars on funding and other topics related to weed management and restoration.

Invasive Plant Management Technical Webinars. Free webinar recording covering restoration and weed management topics.


Miscellaneous Topics

Webinar Portal for Conservation of Natural Resources (Search Under Category: Conservation/Invasive Species & Pests)

NISAW Invasive Species Webinars. Several invasive species related free webinars.

Center for Invasive Species Management. Variety of free online courses, intermixed with other material.