Workshops to learn how to identify and report invasive plants

Contact(s): Collin Shephard

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is joining several other organizations as part of the Allegheny Plateau Invasive Plant Management Area (APIPMA) to host two workshops on how to identify and report invasive plants:

·         July 19th, 10am – 2pm at the Warren County Conservation District (4000 Conewango Avenue in Warren, PA)

·         August 1st, 10am – 2pm at the North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Center (49 Ridgmont Drive in Ridgway, PA)

The free workshops will cover topics on: invasive plant identification and ecology; mapping and reporting invasive plants using iMapInvasives; and information on how volunteers can join APIPMA’s citizen science volunteer network.  Lunch and invasive plant identification books will be provided.

APIPMA is a new cooperative with the goal of early detection and control of invasive plants in high value watersheds and upland terrestrial ecosystems in Warren, McKean, Forest, Elk, and Potter Counties.  Workshop organizers include the McKean County Conservation District, PennState Extension, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the ANF.

For more information or to register for either workshop, please contact Maddie Stanisch,