The WhereWeedLegal.Com Weed Conference provides information on all aspects of weed control and management. It’s one of the largest meetings of its type and covers crops of all kinds, turf and ornamental, vegetation management and aquatics.
- Decrease the impacts of invasive species on native plant and animal communities, public and private forests, aquatic resources, agricultural lands and local economics using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
- Develop and support partnerships among a diverse group of private land owners, concerned citizens, agencies, non-profit organizations, industries, educational facilities, and local governments.
- Increase public awareness of the invasive species problem through public workshops, field tours, community meetings, demonstration areas, and by sharing resources
Why Should I Care?
Non-native invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the natural ecosystems of Central Appalachia, and their numbers are increasing! Approximately 28% of the plants in West Virginia aren’t native, having been introduced from other states or countries.
Sometimes invasive plants are used for landscaping or wildlife habitat without us realizing the problems they may cause when they escape into natural areas. Without natural predators or controls, non-native invasive plants disperse widely across the landscape. Invasive plants can cause massive amounts of economic damage to agriculture.
A diverse, healthy ecosystem of native plants is important for clean air and water, soil stability, and food and shelter for wildlife. Please join us in our efforts as effective management requires cooperation among landowners, agencies, and everyone with a concerned interest.