Webinar: Conservation Districts and Invasive Species Management

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, Conservation Districts and Invasive Species Management, on Thursday, March 21.

The webinar featured representatives from conservation districts in Hawaii, Oregon and New Mexico discussing innovative, cross-boundary efforts to manage invasive species. Panelists also highlighted how Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs and funding can facilitate invasive species management on private land.

This was the second webinar in a series as part of the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, the central policy initiative of WGA Chair and Hawaii Gov. David Ige.

The webinar was moderated by Travis Thomason, Director – Pacific Islands Area, NRCS. Panelists included: Mae Nakahata, Director, Maui County Soil and Water Conservation District (view slides); Michelle Delepine, Invasive Species Program Manager, West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (view slides); Lindsey Karr, WeedWise Specialist, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (view slides); and Debbie Hughes, Executive Director, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts (view slides).

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