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Invasive Species Conference

July 14, 2010

8:30 Welcome
Karen Hickman, OkIPC President, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University

8:40 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invasive Species Policy
Everett Laney, Biologist, USACE Tulsa District & Southwest Division Invasive Species SME (Subject Matter Expert) USACE Invasive Species Leadership Team Member

9:40 – 10:00 ODAFF Regulatory Activities
Jeanetta Cooper, Agricultural Services Administrator, Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

10:15 – 10:45 Update on Invasive Species Activities in Oklahoma
Jay Pruett, OkIPC President-elect, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy – Oklahoma Chapter

10:45 – 11:15 Current Status on Ranking Invasive Plants in Oklahoma
Bruce Hoagland, OkIPC Past-President, Coordinator Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory, Dept. of Geography, University of Oklahoma

11:15 – 12:00 Biological Control of Saltcedar in Oklahoma at the Salt Plains Wildlife Refuge: Challenges and Opportunities!
Tom Royer, Professor, and Alissa Berro, M.S. student, Entomology and Plant Pathology Dept., Oklahoma State University

1:15 Remarks from State Senator Ron Justice, Chair of Senate Agriculture Committee

1:30 Control Efforts for Sericea lespedeza Invasion
Valerie Cooke, Ph.D. Student, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

1:45 Seed Industry and Its Requirements
Wayne Herriman, Holman Seed, Collinsville, OK

2:30 – 2:45 Beautiful, but Noxious: Yellow Iris (Iris psuedacorus) in Oklahoma
Priscilla Crawford, OkIPC Secretary, Conservation Specialist, Oklahoma Biological Survey, Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry

2:45 – 3:00 Kudzu in Oklahoma
Karen Hickman, OkIPC President; Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Oklahoma State University

3:00 OkIPC 2010 Business Meeting

4:00 OkIPC 2010 4th quarter Board of Directors Meeting

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