Restoration of Annual Grass Invaded Landscapes Webinar

CWMA
July 28th, 2020
CWMA Webinar: Long-Term Invasive Winter Annual Grass and Noxious Weed Control Facilitates Ecosystem, Pollinator, and Wildlife Habitat Restoration
 
This webinar is approved for 1 CEC credit in Rangeland Pest Control (107).

Synopsis:
Invasive annual grasses (cheatgrass, feral rye, jointed goatgrass) and other noxious weeds along the Colorado Front Range negatively impact natural areas and rangelands at a landscape scale. Over the past 9 years studies have been conducted along the Colorado Front Range to identify the most effective tools for successful ecosystem restoration. Research studies and operational treatments with City and County Open Space Programs have demonstrated significant increases in desirable species richness, pollinator habitat, and wildlife habitat. As invasive annual grasses and other noxious weeds continue to negatively impact CO open space properties, we have identified new tools and management options to increase restoration success and promote many of these positive ecosystem services.

Participants will:
- Become better equipped to manage noxious broadleaf weeds and invasive winter annual grasses over the long-term.
- Understand the significance of managing the noxious weed seed bank.
- Better understand what sites to prioritize management knowing the constraints of time and resources.

About the Speakers:
Derek Sebastian, Range and Pasture Territory Sales Manager at Bayer CropScience and Shannon Clark, Western Stewardship and Development at Bayer CropScience

Who should take this course?
  • Qualified supervisors, certified operators, and private applicators seeking CEC credit to renew their license. 
  • Seasonal or new hires looking to gain knowledge in these topics.
  • Any professional or member of the public that is interested in learning about these topics.  

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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.

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