Date: Monday, January 12th, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)
Invasive plant species pose a serious problem for natural areas and the maintenance of biological diversity in Illinois and across the Midwestern US. Land managers and others concerned with natural resources conservation must be able to identify, understand, and control invasive species. This talk will discuss the problem with invasive plant species, look at distributions of invasive plants, highlight some pernicious species, and suggest strategies for control.
This event is free and open to the public.
Handout from the program: Management of Invasive Plants of Southern Illinois
About the Presenter
James Ellis works as a botanist with the Illinois Natural History Survey where is coordinates and carries out vegetation surveys as part of the Critical Trends Assessment Program. He is most interested in the ecology, conservation, and restoration of the all-but-gone tallgrass prairie. James also volunteers with Grand Prairie Friends, a land trust in east-central Illinois, where he serves on the board of directors, coordinates the summer internship program, as well as other duties. He lives in Urbana with his wife and two children.