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17th Annual Central California Invasive Weed Symposium

Into the Weeds: What you can't see and what we can do about it. Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz 95060.

Morning talks

Keynote Speaker: Virginia Matzek, Santa Clara University: “The Landscape is Changing: Can we Look at it Differently?”
Chris Hauser, Santa Lucia Conservancy: “Behind-the-Scenes Insights and Strategies for Adaptive Weed Management.”
Cynthia Powell, Calflora: “Using Calflora’s Weed Manager.”
Cindy Roessler, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: “Steal this IPM!”

Mid-morning Poster Session

Lightning Talks: Nuts and Bolts

Ken Collins, Elkhorn Slough Foundation: “Buried Alive – Veldt Grass.”
Juan de Dios Villarino, California State Parks: “Fennel control”
Staff from Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: “A Tool for Teasel.”
Sarah Chmielewski, Bureau of Land Management, Fort Ord: “Blessed thistle”
Tim Hyland, California State Parks: “Keeping Asparagus asparagoides rare.”

Concurrent Afternoon Field Trips and Laws and Regulations (Continuing Education) — Trips will happen rain or shine.  Please note that field trip slots are limited, so register early.

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