Registration opens North American Invasive Species Forum set for may 9-11 in Savannah

Registration is open! Registration is $200 and includes three lunches and two dinners. Early Registration and Hotel Block is available until March 31. Optional Field Trips are available on Thursday Afternoon, May 11 – Saturday, May 13. Space is limited for some trips.

About the Forum

North American Invasive Species Forum – Building Cooperation Across Borders

http://www.invasivespecies2017.org

The North American Invasive Species Forum is a biennial conference encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation in North America.

The Forum expands on the previous successes of the biennial Weeds Across Borders conferences, bringing together the international invasive species community. This Forum will include the latest information on policy and cross-border coordination of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species management – including discussions on innovative and effective approaches for collaboration with indigenous and tribal groups, local communities, government agencies, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders – with the objective of outlining a continental Strategic Framework for aquatic and terrestrial invasive species across North America.

In addition to the three-day event, with opportunities for post-forum field trips along the Georgia coast and a pre-forum workshop on invasive speecies mapping and data. The North American Invasive Species Network is hosting this Forum with the support of, and guidance from, an international steering committee representing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We hope that you will plan to enjoy the beautiful Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens setting.

Meeting Location

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Way back when the property was a USDA plant introduction station, locals first affectionately dubbed it “the Bamboo Farm.” Today, as a facility within the University of Georgia Extension, it is now known as the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Located 10 miles southwest of historic downtown Savannah, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is also 19 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It is in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8b, with an annual average minimum temperature of 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. On average, there are about 140 summer days with temperatures above 86 degrees.

To learn more about the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, please visit their website

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