2015 Winter Meeting

Make plans to attend the 2015 Bog Learning Network meeting in Asheville, North Carolina on January 7th and 8th.  The focus of this year’s meeting will be native and non-native plant management.

January 7-8

2015 Bog Learning Network Meeting Agenda

Sherrill Center – UNCA campus

January 7

Time Activity
9:30 Convene
Bog Plants 101 – Pre-meeting session designed for those who want to brush up on important bog plants – both desired and undesired
9:45 Common or important bog plants: Descriptions, range, rarity, conservation efforts, resources for additional information, etc.
10:45 Common or notorious bog invasive plants: Descriptions, range, mode of spread, resources for additional information, etc.
11:45 Lunch
Bog Learning Network, winter 2015 meeting – Vegetation management
1:00 Welcome/housekeeping
1:15 Presentation – Vegetation Management primer

·        Why do it? Shading, invasive spp. Issues, hydrologic impact

·        End goal –What do you want your vegetative community to look like.

·        Precautions –Unintended consequences

1:45 Break
2:00 Case study – invasive plant control – Kanuga
2:30 Case study – woody plant control – north Georgia
3:00 Presentation – Water uptake by woody plants
3:30 Q&A panel – Vegetation structure and composition to match your management goals, examining the needs of common target species
4:30 Adjourn


January 8

Time Activity
9:00 Convene; review of day one
9:15 Presentation – Herbicide control overview
10:00 Break
10:15 Presentation – Mechanical control overview, including herbivory
11:00 Presentation – Fire control overview
11:45 Lunch
1:00 Formation of an invasive species committee
1:30 Funding – Overview of state and federal grants
2:15 BLN business
2:45 Formal program adjourns
3:00 Ask an expert – subject-matter experts stick around for opportunities for small, informal conversation, Q & A

·        Hydrology

·        Invasive plant control

·        Bog turtles

·        Federal grants

·        Pitcher plants

·        Prescribed fire






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