Practical Invasive Plant Identification (Fernie)
Time & Location
About the event
This hands-on lecture plus field training session is for anyone interested in learning how to identify invasive plants found in the East Kootenay region. This half-day course provides an overview of the characteristics that will enable you to easily identify invasive plants, optimal growing conditions, and common management methods. It covers methods for identifying plants using regional books and websites, how to use a dichotomous key, tips for taking useful photos, and how to report infestations. After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Verify common invasive plant species, characteristics, impact on the landscape, and vectors of spread.
• Employ resources and steps to identify an unknown plant.
• Outline management methods for removal and disposal.
Who is this course for?
Anyone interested in invasive plant identification. Particularly useful for environmental consultants, land surveyors, local government staff, roadside maintenance contractors, and stewardship groups.
Participants should bring (optional):
• A folding/portable chair or something to sit on (although there will be some walking, a large portion of the course is stationary)
• Magnifying glass to see details of plant parts
• Ziplock freezer bags for plant samples
** Be prepared to be outside for the duration of the course.
- Identification books for class reference: Lone Pine Plant ID, Pressed plant samples
- A take-home field guide
Outside the Fernie Library in the little garden.
- Invasive Plant ID$25$250$0