Strategic Management of Invasive Species in the Southwestern U.S. Workshop
Center for Invasive Species Management, Department of Defense, government agencies, academic institutions
In 2009, CISM received funding from the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program to develop and present a five-day workshop for Southwestern U.S. military installation personnel on invasive species ecology, prevention, detection, management, and regional partnerships. The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with knowledge and resources necessary to improve land stewardship by building partnerships and effectively addressing invasive species problems.
The workshop took place from October 26-30, 2009, at the BLM National Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Invasive species science and management experts from academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations outlined key components of a strategic approach to preventing, detecting, and managing invasive species. Invasive species initiatives and regional partnership opportunities were addressed as well. Terrestrial invasive plants of southwestern desert ecosystems were the focus of the workshop, but aquatic nuisance species and insects were also covered. The workshop had 24 different presenters from across the U.S. and was attended by 43 representatives from various federal, state and county agencies as well as tribal nations and non-profit groups.
Project ResourcesDepartment of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program
Website for the Strategic Management of Invasive Species in the Southwestern U.S. Workshop
Department of Defense Lands and Bird Conservation Map (10 MB PDF)