Conservation Matters January 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Invasive Plant and Pest Conference coming to Port Aransas Feb. 26–28

Invasive Plant and Pest Conference coming to Port Aransas Feb. 26–28

Water and land management professionals, researchers and students are invited to the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference Feb. 26–28 at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The conference is co-hosted by the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council, the Marine Science Institute and the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species.

According to organizers, the conference will include keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments and other professionals with an interest in Texas' invasive species. It will include plenary sessions featuring recognized speakers; concurrent sessions addressing coordination, prevention, early detection, management and research; more than $6,000 in student awards and travel grants; trade exhibits and poster sessions; a half day of field trips and workshops; and an awards banquet.

Continuing education credits are also available at the conference, including credits from Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License, Society of American Foresters Certified Forester, ISA Certified Arborist, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Landscape Professional.

Participants can register on or before Feb. 11 to receive an early registration discount ($150 regular, $50 student). Registration increases on Feb. 12 to $175 regular, $60 student.

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