CLM2139 - Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management

Course CodeCLM2139
Course TitleField Techniques for Invasive Plant Management
DescriptionThis 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.
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.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$995.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactGary Schetrompf:; (304) 876-7255;
Curriculum CategoryHabitat Assessment Restoration and Management
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration CategoryWait List
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on1/22/2019 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CLM2139 - Field Techniques for Invasive Plant Management