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The 5th OkIPC Annual Meeting was held on 9 July 2013 at the ODWC Arcadia Conservation Education Area.  Representing a wide variety of stakeholders, 54 attendees came from around the state to learn more about invasives and to network with other professionals who tackle invasives in Oklahoma.

This year, we began recognizing student research in invasives.  We were pleased to have seven students present their research in both poster and oral presentations.  We awarded prizes to the top three presentations. Congratulations to:
Mitchell Greer, OSU – 1st Place Oral Presentation
Eric Duell, OSU – 1st Place Poster Presentation

 

Invasive Species Conference

July 9, 2013

Meeting Program:

8:00-8:30 Registration, including light breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome – Jay Pruett, OkIPC President, Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy – Oklahoma Chapter

8:45-9:15 The Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association – Russell Stevens, OkIPC Board of Directors, Wildlife and Range Consultant, Noble Foundation

9:20-9:40 Invasive Species:  Problems at Tinker Air Force Base –
John R. Krupovage, Natural Resources Manager, Tinker Air Force Base

9:40-9:55  Documenting Invasives Across Oklahoma – Priscilla Crawford, OkIPC Secretary, Board of Directors.  Conservation Specialist, Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry


10:00 – 10:20 BREAK and Poster Session

10:20-11:15 Invasive Plants from a Horticultural Perspective – Mike Schnelle, Extension Specialist, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University

11:15-11:30 Weed Free Forage Certification Update – Jeanetta Cooper, Oklahoma Dept. of Ag, Food, and Forestry

11:30-12:00 Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council’s Dirty Dozen –
Karen Hickman, Past-President OkIPC, Professor, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

12:00-1:00 Lunch (included in registration)

1:00-1:30  Plants of concern to the National Park Services’ Southwest Exotic Plant Management Team – Patrick J. Wharton, Supervisory Biological Science Technician,  Capulin Volcano National Monument

1:30-2:10 Feral Hogs:  Contributing to the Invasive Plant Problem – Joshua Gaskamp, Research Associate, Noble Foundation

Student Presentations


2:15 – 2:35  Anya Gandy, Noble Foundation

2:35 – 2:55  Morgan Noland, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

2:55 – 3:15  Mitch Greer, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

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