2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM to October 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Mayo Civic Center

Rochester, MN

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) is a biennial conference celebrating 10 years of connecting the invasive species management, research, and policy community. The Conference host organizations and organizing committees are pleased to join with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA), celebrating its 25th year, to co-host the largest invasive species conference in North America at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN - October 15-18, 2018.

The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Invasive species research, prevention, and management has seen great strides but much work still must be done. 

The most recent UMISC was held October 16-19 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, WI with 651 attendees from across the region bringing an unparalleled breadth of knowledge. The conference provides numerous opportunities to network with professionals, land managers, researchers, nonprofits, and others. We hope you will join us in 2018 for the next UMISC. Location TBA.

Conference Hosts are the Invasive Plants Association of WisconsinMidwest Invasive Plant NetworkMinnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, and the North American Invasive Species Management Association.

Call for Abstracts/Presentations: 2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species - North American Invasive Species Management Association Joint Conference

Abstracts/presentations are due April 11 2018 for the 2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference - North American Invasive Species Management Association Joint Conference. The conference will cover all categories of invasive organisms (aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, insects and pathogens) with emphasis on Midwestern habitats including wetlands, forests, prairie and agriculture. Presentations will also cover invasive species concerns affecting all of North America. Special sessions will focus on the topics of organisms in trade, biocontrol, prescribed fire, citizen science and other special topics.

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