April 2012: Garlic Mustard and the 2012 Challenge

It's that time of year again! Join us as we officially kick of the 2012 Garlic Mustard Challenge with our April webcast. Mark Renz will be joining us to give an overview of the biology of garlic mustard, emphasizing critical stages for management. Multiple management methods (Mechanical, hand removal, cultural and herbicide) will be discussed including a discussion of when and where it is appropriate to conduct each method. Tina Roselle, our Volunteer Garlic Mustard Challenge Coordinator, will also be joining us to talk about this year's Challenge, our goals, and what's new from previous years.

Join Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Tina Roselle, The Stewardship Network; and Lisa Brush, of The Stewardship Network, to learn more about this important topic in the next Stewardship Network webcast!

Mark Renz (pHD) - Mark is an assistant professor and extension weed specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network. Dr. Renz researches and extends information about the biology and management of invasive plants. Research goals in Dr. Renz's lab are centered on developing information that will improve management by improving the knowledge and understanding of invasive plant biology. Dr. Renz has over 15 years of experience with management of invasive plants throughout the United States in a wide range of habitats including riparian zones, roadsides, floodplains, prairies, wetlands, and forests. Education efforts focus on providing technical information and educational opportunities for agency staff, consultants, companies, and citizens concerned about invasive plants.

Tina Roselle - Tina works with volunteers and does outreach with the City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation. She's been involved with the Garlic Mustard Challenge for four years, reporting for the Huron Arbor Cluster and coordinating hundreds of people and pulls in the city's many parks and natural areas. Don't worry West Michigan Cluster, she's sworn an oath to be unbiased. Tina's coming in from the field this year and will be leading the charge on the Challenge (emailing you updates, maintaining the blog, answering questions, etc.). Get in touch with Tina at garlicmustard@stewardshipnetwork.org.

Lisa Brush - Executive Director, Stewardship Network. Lisa has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for the last fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Stewardship Network and has been involved with the Network since its inception more than 10 years ago. She has a wealth of experience helping non-scientific people understand scientific issues. For over nine years, as she has built and coordinated the Stewardship Network, she has emphasized effective and meaningful stakeholder involvement in developing and implementing all aspects of this program. She has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a B.A. (Science in Society) from Wesleyan University.

Webcast Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:00pm
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