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Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Trainings

MAIPC offered two opportunties to learn how to establish, manage and fund a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) or similar organization for the purpose of removing invasive plants and restoring natural habitats. Presentations were given by people who have successfully developed and implemented CWMA type groups, followed by discussion of the challenges and rewards of these efforts. Trainings were free.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Training Agenda
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve
Dover, Delaware
Training Agenda

What is a CWMA, and Why Should You Start One?: 16 Steps to Starting a CWMA
Kate Howe, Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Monocacy Watershed Japanese Hop CWMA
Phil Pannill, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Cooperative Weed Management in an Urban Area: A Case Study of the DC CWMA
Damien Ossi, District of Columbia Fisheries & Wildlife Division

Potomac Highlands CWMPA
Keith Fisher, The Nature Conservancy

From Pipe Dream to Reality: A Case Study of a CWMA
Cathy McGlynn, Northeastern Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (NIIPP)

Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network
Rebekah Wallace, University of Georgia

The Ardens of Delaware: Where They Fear No Weed
Elaine Schmerling, Ardens Natural Land Stewards

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team
Melissa Almendinger, New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team