CLM2139 - Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management

Course CodeCLM2139
Course TitleField Techniques for Invasive Plant Management
Description
Disregard 'Number of Open Seats' information. All students enrolling in this class will be placed on the wait list and notified of their enrollment status 10 weeks prior to the course start date.

This course introduces participants to invasive plant management at the field level. Instruction will include invasive plant ecology; road maintenance and its influence on the introduction and distribution of invasives; mapping and monitoring invasive plants; invasive control methods; the proper and safe use of recommended equipment; and applicable Refuge System policy. Other topics include preparing pesticide use proposals, interpreting herbicide labels, and identifying Best Management Practices. College Credit: 2 semester hours.
Objectives:
o Identify the characteristics of invasive plants and describe their impacts on the landscape;
o List and describe invasive plant vectors and pathways;
Understand FWS policy for pesticide use, including applicable laws and authorities and certification requirements;
o Interpret pesticide labels and identify elements required for Pesticide Use Proposals;
o Recognize and record invasive plant sites on the landscape using North American Weed Management Association standards;
o Conduct a site evaluation, including identifying target species and discerning proper control method(s) and timing regimes for effective invasive plant control;
o Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain a record keeping system for invasive plant treatment; and
o Demonstrate proper selection and use of equipment, including calibration of dispensing equipment and application of herbicides according to product labels and guidelines.
Target Audience:
Refuge managers, biologists, Managers, biologists, other refuge staff (especially refuge maintenance staff), and natural resource professionals who are interested in beginning or expanding an invasive plant management program.

TUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. NCTC Standard Tuition fees are scheduled to change beginning October 1, 2012. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs2.0
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Course Content ContactDENNIS VICKERS; Phone: 304.876.7472; Email: dennis_vickers@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on10/31/2014 4:00:31 AM

Schedule:  CLM2139 - Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management

StartEndSession InformationLocationRegisterSession Contact
11/03/2014 11/07/2014 Class begins at 8:00 am on the 1st day.
Class ends at 12:00 noon on the last day.
Los Banos, CA Register Karen Lindsey
(406) 243-4627
karen_lindsey@fws.gov
04/13/2015 04/17/2015 Class begins on 1st day at 8:00am.
Class ends at 12:00 noon on last day.
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Register Karen Lindsey
(406) 243-4627
karen_lindsey@fws.gov