Integrated Woody Invasive Management Strategies: Perspectives from On-the-Ground Experiences 

This panel-style workshop is designed to present practical information from project managers’ experiences using a variety of methods to treat tamarisk and Russian olive. Topics include prescribed fire, tamarisk beetles, and herbicide selection, timing, and application methods. This panel is aimed at restoration practitioners, land managers, and anyone who is interested in learning current tamarisk and Russian olive treatment approaches, success rates, and lessons learned. Discussion and Q&A will follow the presentations-attendees are encouraged to participate in the conversation and come prepared with additional questions/talking points from their own projects or research. 

Moderated by: John Leary, Restoration Coordinator, RiversEdge West

Casey Cisneros, Land Stewardship Manager, Natural Resources Department, Larimer County - Herbicide selection, timing, and application method

 Duncan Fuchise, Southeast Area WUI Specialist, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands - Large scale tamarisk and Russian olive removal in Southern Utah

 Jordan MacMahon, Wildlife Biologist, BLM Vernal Field Office - Utilizing a combination of prescribed fire and tamarisk beetles for tamarisk management on the Pariette Wetlands, Utah