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Invasive Alien Plants – Practices That Lead to Prevention

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online using Zoom Video Conferencing Technology

Presented by Andrea Eastham, Alberta Invasive Species Council Volunteer 

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Invasive plant species may look appealing and even have useful qualities on the surface, but when introduced to a new environment, they have the potential to disperse and take over. Without predatory species to combat invasive species, they will alter vegetation, wildlife, and the natural beauty of native ecosystems. Invasive alien plants, both terrestrial and aquatic, are recognized worldwide as one of the major threats to biodiversity second only to urbanization.

Without predatory species to combat Invasive Species, they can alter vegetation, wildlife, and the natural beauty of native ecosystems. Invasive plants have detrimental impacts on several industries, the environment, recreation, infrastructure, human health and safety, with increasing socio-economic consequences. Learn how invasive alien plants spread and how they are managed in Canada. Increase your ability to identify invasive plant species and learn how to prevent their spread through work and recreational activities.

Andrea Eastham is a Professional Agrologist (retired) located in Calgary, Alberta, who enthusiastically volunteers for the Alberta Invasive Species Council. Degrees in Environmental Horticulture (B.Sc. Agr.) and Plant Physiology (M.Sc.) from the University of Guelph led to a career in forest nursery, silviculture and vegetation management research for over 35 years. Andrea also managed the Northwest Invasive Plant Council in central/northern BC for eight years, trained and monitored invasive plant survey and control contractors across BC, and completed reports and products for governments and non-profits.

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Event Details

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10