University of Minnesota Invasive Species Conference

June 02, 2022

University of Minnesota Invasive Species Conference

Statewide conference focused on civic science and invasive species management - Tuesday, June 28

Participants will have the option to view the morning virtual keynote sessions in person at the closest ROC near them or from anywhere of their choosing via Zoom. Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. Once those sessions have concluded, participants can make their way to their nearest ROC for in-person afternoon programming.

The afternoon session in Grand Rapids will be onsite at North Central Research and Outreach Center, located at 1861 E US Highway 169 in Grand Rapids beginning at 1:00 p.m. Department of Forest Resources professor Rebecca Montgomery, will present “How does the data we have play into controlling and mitigating invasives? How do we know what's working?”

The conference will showcase U of M research focused on the prevention, detection and control of invasive species and aims to enhance the state’s civic science network and connect residents to the real impact they can make in their communities. RSVP by June 21 for this event that’s free and open to the public. We encourage attendees to dress for the weather. If inclement weather, the Grand Rapids presentation will be held in the North Central Research and Outreach Center’s Administration Building, 1861 E US Highway 169 in Grand Rapids.