Learn how to identify, manage and monitor herbaceous species during the early spring season. This field course will take place almost entirely outside, so please dress for the weather. Free invasive plant identification/
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
– Native and non-native species identification
– How to encourage or control clonal herbaceous species
– Managing species at various scales from backyards to hundreds of acres
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM:
– Herbicide and organic methods of control
– Which chemicals to use, when and how to apply
– Application restrictions in Wisconsin
– Specialty tools
Matt Smith is the Land Manager for Riveredge Nature Center based in Newburg, Wisconsin. Mr. Smith has 13 years of experience in the field of ecology and restoration. Prior to employment with Riveredge, Mr. Smith has worked as a Consulting Ecologist for Eco-Resource Consulting, Land Manager for National Audubon at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, a restoration technician for Tallgrass Restoration LLC, a Conservancy Steward for the Sand County Foundation, a Technician through Seifert Field & Forest, a certified Arborist and Cultural Landscape Specialist for Green Tree-Tree Care and Consulting, and a plant surveyor for NatureServe. Mr. Smith’s work has led him to practice restoration throughout the Midwest, experiencing first hand its wide variety of diverse environments and conditions. Mr. Smith’s work has allowed him to play an active role in projects on large and small scales in the public and private sectors.
Program Fees: $55 (Non-members), $40 (Members), Pre-registration is required.
Cancellation Policy: Registrant will be refunded 75% of registration fee if cancellation occurs up to 7 days (1 week) before the program. Any cancellations within 7 days of the program will not be refunded unless the program is cancelled by Riveredge staff.