Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference
October 21-24, 2013
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas

This October, the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council and the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species will be co-hosting the fifth statewide conference on invasive species. Building on previous conferences, the 2013 conference will be a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters and field trips. Vist the Conference Website to learn more.

Conference Registration
Register on or before October 10, 2013 to receive early registration discount ($150 Regular, $50 Student). Registration increases on October 11, 2013 to $175 Regular, $60 Student. Click here to register.

Submit Abstract
Each contributed presentation or poster at the 2013 conference requires an abstract. The deadline for receiving abstracts is September 20, 2013. Click here to submit an abstract. 

Student Travel Grants
Student Travel Grants are awarded to help defray expenses that students may incur presenting at the Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference. In addition to a $150 travel stipend, recipients will receive complimentary conference registration. Apply now.

Call for Award Nominations
In addition to Student Travel Awards, TIPPC will recognize the 2013 Outstanding Citizen Scientist, Outstanding Satellite Leader, Outstanding Citizen Landowner/Manager and Outstanding Public Servant. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized in one of these categories, please email Trey Wyatt (twyatt@austin.rr.com) with your nomination.

Citizen Science Guide for Families by Greg Landgraf

People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with this handy guide. It defines citizen science, providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea. The book is organized by topic and features the Invaders of Texas Citizen Science program. Learn more.  

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Invasive Plant Courses

The NAIPSC (North American Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Short Course) is a forum for members to engage in the exchange of information on invasive plants through discussions, presentations, and interactions in the field, classroom, and online. Learn more.

If you would like your invasive species event or news listed in the next iWire, please send the details to iwire@texasinvasives.org.



Citizen Science Workshops

Sentinel Pest Network & Invasive Species Workshops
Invaders of Texas program workshops train volunteers to become "citizen scientists" to identify, detect and report invasive plant species.  Workshops can include sessions on the Sentinel Pest Network, which serves to increase the probability of early detection of Emerald Ash Borer, Cactus Moth, Asian Longhorned Beetle, and other pests of regulatory significance.  Workshops can be tailored to meet the interests of your volunteer group, and supplementary session examples include an introduction to the TX Invaders mobile application and the Eradicator Calculator, a feature on Texasinvasives.org designed to help organize and track volunteer-based eradication efforts.  

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday September 7th, 2013
Location: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center (Humble, TX)
Contact: Rose Belzung

For more information or to request a workshop, please visit our Workshop Page.