Early Detection Rapid Response Protocols for Invasive Plant Infestations (Evening webinar)

This presentation will describe the Bureau’s efforts to establish Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) protocols across State Forest lands for high priority invasive plant species.

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November 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Based on protocols first described by the National Park Service, EDRR methods provide an opportunistic survey approach and straightforward treatment protocols to eradicate invasive plant species before they become well-established. The presentation will cover survey techniques, prioritization and establishment of an EDRR target list, and treatment guidance for species DCNR considers high priority on portions of State Forest lands, including poison-hemlock, wavyleaf basketgrass, Japanese angelica tree, and glossy buckthorn.


Kelly Sitch, Forest Ecologist, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry. Kelly coordinates statewide policy and management of invasive plant species for the Bureau of Forestry and provides botanical expertise in managing state-listed plants and rare plant communities on State Forest lands.