The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is set to host the 2019 Annual Invasive Species Conference together with Cornell University’s New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), from Monday, September 30th through Thursday, October 3rd, at the Saratoga Hilton, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
This year’s invasive species conference will highlight initiatives that connect science to action across geographic, political and public-private boundaries. Presentations, workshops, tours and special symposia will bridge the geographic divide across the continent, connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America.
The four-day conference features renowned keynote speakers, topical sessions, posters, exhibits, workshops and field trips to see invasive species management first-hand. A full agenda can be found here.
Rapid response and control are critical in minimizing the establishment, and ultimately eradicating, an invasive population. To support this effort, New York’s 2019 State Budget included a total of $13.3 million in EPF, targeted specifically to prevent and control invasive species. More than $2.8 million in grant funding was also awarded to various organizations to support invasive species rapid response and control, research, lake management planning, and aquatic invasive species spread prevention programs.