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Coastal Training Program
Chesapeake Bay
National Estuarine Research Reserve

Providing science-based information, tools, and skills to promote resilient communities and clean and healthy streams, rivers and watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Invasive Plant Identification and Management Plans for Public Lands

Water Chestnut Removal, photo by Stephen BadgerThis one day course is focused on the identification and management of terrestrial invasive plant species on public lands. It will cover the challenges that invasives pose across the Chesapeake Bay region and how to plan their control. It is taught in partnership with the Maryland Dept of Natural Resources and private consultants. It will be both classroom and field based. There is Western Shore and Eastern Shore Course.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Invasive issues in the Bay Watershed
  • Invasive plant identification
  • Removal and restoration prioritization
  • Effective Management Strategies

Course instructors are:

  • Sarah Hilderbrand:  Chesapeake & Coastal Service, MD DNR
  • Justin Arseneault: Forestry Service, MD DNR
  • Brian Knox: Sustainable Resource Management, Inc & Eco-Goats

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Reserve
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis MD 21401

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