Invasive Plant Training Webinars
Sharing the most accurate and current information on invasive plant control is vitally important. We use our annual OIPC Winter Webinar Series to help make the most important developments in invasive plant control available to stakeholders across Ontario. Join us through these webinars to stay up to date on latest developments regarding invasive plant control, prevention and other important topics. Webinar recordings and presentations are also archived below for our network to use. Want to stay in the loop on OIPC updates, including webinar registration reminders? Subscribe to the OIPC email mailing list.
2017/2018 Winter Webinar Series
Save the Date!
The 2017/2018 OIPC Winter Webinar schedule is now available! Thank you to all OIPC members who requested topics. As in previous years we will be recording all webinars and making them available on this page. Thank you to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for their support of the 2017/2018 Winter Webinar Series. Registration information will be posted here 2 weeks prior to each webinar.
Webinar Summary: Purple loosestrife is an invasive plant with a history. Once a near-ubiquitous floral feature in Ontario wetlands, the trajectory of this invasion story changed when a classical biological control program was implemented using two Neogalerucella beetles. These two beetles have resulted in remarkable overall declines in purple loosestrife abundance across Ontario, but the story doesn’t end there. Join guest expert Donna MacKenzie for this OIPC webinar where we’ll learn about the history of this biocontrol case study and where the loosestrife/beetle battle is headed.
About the Presenter: Donna MacKenzie has worked in the field of purple loosestrife biocontrol since 1992, first as a graduate student at the University of Guelph and, since 1998, through her company, Ontario Beetles. For more than 20 years Donna has managed province-wide, multi-stakeholder loosestrife biological control initiatives using the leaf-feeding beetles Neogalerucella calmariensis and N. pusilla.
Past OIPC Winter Webinar Recordings & Presentations
2017/2018 Webinar Recordings
2017/2018 Webinar Presentations
2016/2017 Webinar Recordings
2015/2016 Webinar Recordings
2016/2017 Webinar Presentations
2015/2016 Webinar Presentations
Municipal Invasive Plant Strategy Workshop Resources
Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: A Framework for Ontario Municipalities
In 2015, with funding from the Invasive Species Centre, we developed a framework for Ontario municipalities to follow to develop their own invasive plant management strategy. In 2015 and 2016, we hosted four workshops throughout the province to engage municipalities and community groups in the fight against invasive plants, by providing information on how to develop an invasive plant management strategy. In 2016-2017, we hosted six more. Below are some of the presentations from these workshops. If you are interested in us hosting a workshop for your community email Kellie.
Municipal Council Presentations
Are you looking for someone to present to your local municipal council about invasive plants and their impacts? Or are you looking for a more specific delegation to your council to move forward an invasive plant strategy? If so, contact Kellie or Colin!
Early Detection and Rapid Response Network Ontario
The Ontario Invasive Plant Council and the Invasive Species Centre partner together through our EDRR Network Ontario program which delivers training on invasive species identification, reporting and control techniques to a range of audiences in communities across the province. Click here for more information from the EDRR website.
Other Training Opportunities
Depending on funding, we host a number of other training workshops related to the Clean Equipment Protocol, invasive Phragmites, invasive plant identification and landowner’s management training workshops. Stay tuned to our calendar of events for a workshop near you or sign up for our e-blast.
You can also contact us if you would like to hire us to organize a workshop for you.