Invasive plant management on roadsides workshops

Invasive plants have been shown to impact Wisconsin’s economy, environment and human health. Roadsides are a key area where these unwanted plants establish and spread. These right of way habitats are challenging to work in but focused efforts can be successful in preventing spread and reduce invasive plant populations.

To help educate and jumpstart management, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension along with 4-Control are conducting roadside invasive plant workshops throughout the state. We invite you to attend one of these five regional workshops. While this training is available to anyone interested, the focus will be on training staff of municipalities that manage vegetation on roadsides.

At each event we will provide training on how to:

  • Identify common invasive plants
  • Utilize common invasive plant management techniques
  • Map invasive plants populations
  • Develop an invasive plant management plan

The program will consist of classroom and field activities that demonstrate approaches to management and resources available to support efforts. All workshops include lunch and transportation to and from the field. Discussions with experts will enlighten attendees on how to integrate these tools into a comprehensive management plan tailored to the municipalities’ goals.

Dates & Locations:

All workshops will be from 9 am – 3 pm

  • Kenosha County: Wednesday, July 17th at Kenosha County Center (19600 75th St, Bristol)
  • Chippewa County: Thursday, July 18th at White Birch Inn (1039 State Hwy 64, Bloomer)
  • Portage County: Tuesday, July 23rd at Lettie Jensen Center (487 N Main St, Amherst)
  • Sauk County: Thursday, July 25th at Compeer Financial (N Ridge Dr, Prairie Du Sac)
  • Brown County: Tuesday, August 13th at Way-Morr Park (3832 Park Rd, Greenleaf)

Thanks to the sponsors (Corteva Agriscience, Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin First Detector Network) workshops are FREE. In order to ensure we have enough space, registration is required. Click here to go to the registration form. Space is limited, so register early to reserve a spot.

If you have questions, please email Leo Roth (NLROTH2@wisc.edu), Anne Pearce (anne.pearce@wisc.edu) or Mark Renz (mrenz@wisc.edu).

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