Registration Now Open For North American Invasive Species Forum, May 9-11 in Savannah, GA

Registration is now open for the North American Invasive Species Forum, May 9-11, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia! 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, there are opportunities for post-forum field trips along the Georgia coast and a pre-forum workshop on invasive species 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.

Registration is $200 and includes three lunches and two dinners. Early registration and a reserved hotel block is available until March 31. Optional field trips are available on Thursday afternoon, May 11, through Saturday, May 13. Space is limited for some trips.

The event will be held at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. To learn more about the forum or to register, please visit its website.