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Complicating Factors in Invasive Plant Management:
Circumstances Beyond Our Control?

August 11 and 12, 2009 at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, PA


Managing non-native invasives species to mitigate the threat to the world's biological diversity is getting more challenging. Our quality of life depends on the health of our natural resources, but limited funding, human development, introduction of new species and complicates species interactions combine to make the job tough. In this 5th Mid-Atlantic conference, attendees obtained useful background on the issues surrounding this biological problem and more.

  • Coverage in local Tribune-Democrat newspaper and a story on WTAJ News.

  • Conference Brochure and Conference Flyer


  • Day One:


    Kip Adams talking about Deer


    Dinner at the Johnstown Discovery Center


    Natural Biodiversity sponsored Roof Garden of the Childrens' Musuem

    Day Two:



    The Heritage Center


    Testing out the inclined plane


    Attendees waiting for the session to begin


    Morley, the Johnstown Dog


    Special Thanks To:

    Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds
    Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
    Maryland Native Plant Society
    National Park Service, Exotic Plant Management Teams: Northeast, National Captial Region and Mid-Atlantic
    U.S.D.A. Forest Service