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Meeting Organized by the
Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council


Amy Buthod, President
Oklahoma Biological Survey, Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory
Robert Bebb Herbarium
The University of Oklahoma

Laura Goodman, President-Elect
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University

Karen Hickman, Treasurer
Environmental Science Program, Director
Oklahoma State University

Jerí Irby, Secretary
Keep America Beautiful

At Large Board Members

Class of 2023-2024

Jodie Crose, Corteva Agriscience
Brandon Gibson, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators
Chris Hise, The Nature Conservancy
Steven Smith, Noble Research Institute

Class of 2022-2023

Dennis Martin, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture,Oklahoma State University
Marla Peek, Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Jay Pruett, Conservation Consultant
Elaine Gainer, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Conference Committee Chair

Priscilla Crawford, Oklahoma Biological Survey

Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference


Friday, December 1, 2023

Lake Arcadia Conservation Education Center, Edmond, OK (map)

Conference Schedule

9:00     Check-in

9:30     Welcome and OkIPC Activities since 2020
Karen Hickman - Director, Environmental Science Program, OSU

10:00   NRCS's Role in Addressing Invasive Species
Steve Glasgow - State Resource Conservationist, NRCS

10:30   Break

10:45   Invasives in Right-of-Ways
Vonceil Harmon - Natural Resource Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey

11:15   Color Oklahoma
Dennis Martin - Professor & Turfgrass Extension/Research Specialist, OSU 

11:40   Johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) and the Invasive Sorghum Aphid (Melanaphis sorghi)
Haley Butler - Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, OSU

12:00   Taco Bar Lunch

1:30     Amphibian Infectious Disease Presence in Oklahoma
Jessa Watters - Collection Manager, Sam Noble Museum, OU

2:00     Invasive Carp
Kristen Sardina - Fisheries Biologist, USFWS Tishomingo

2:30     Feral Hogs
Scott Alls - State Director, Wildlife Services

3:00     Break  

3:30     Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council Business & Member Meeting


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