Himalayan Balsam: Webinar on Control and Management in Ontario

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Date(s) - Wednesday, September 15 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Himalayan balsam is an annual plant, native to the Himalayan region of Asia. It was introduced to North America in the early 1800s and is commonly used as an ornamental plant. It has been successful at escaping cultivation and invading natural areas, creating dense stands that out-compete native vegetation. This one-hour webinar will provide a broad overview of Himalayan balsam, how to identify it, and the current best management practices. Join us for this FREE webinar to learn how you can start managing Himalayan balsam! 

The live webinar will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 15th from 7-8pm EST. 

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is pleased to offer this webinar as a proud partner in the Early Detection & Rapid Response (EDRR) Network Ontario. The EDRR Network Ontario is a community action project that aims to train and equip volunteers with the skills and resources needed to better detect and reduce invasive species in Ontario, one community at a time. This year, EDRR is focusing on the Kingston, Quinte, and Rideau catchment area of Eastern Ontario. This webinar will focus on current and emerging invasive plants in this region, and is open to anyone in Ontario interested in attending!  

This webinar is made possible by funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

Questions? Please review our FAQ section below and direct any additional inquiries to info@oninvasives.ca  

Frequently Asked Questions  

Is this webinar suitable for me? This is an introductory webinar. It will provide a broad overview of the current best management practices for Himalayan balsam. This information may be useful for any members of the public or professionals who are seeking a solid foundation on the species.      

I don’t live in the Eastern Region of Ontario. Can I still attend? Yes! The EDRR Network is focusing on the Kingston, Quinte, and Rideau catchment area of Eastern Ontario however, Himalayan balsam is a province-wide concern, so all are welcome to attend. 

I have paid for other OIPC events. Why are some events free when others have a cost? Free attendance at this event is made possible by generous funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. We try to subsidize costs whenever we can, but our ability to do so varies by event.