Invasive Species Conference

In partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Trees Forever is hosting an Invasive Species Conference to inform and assist landowners of Northeast Iowa about the threat invasive species pose to the health of our woodlands and natural areas. The conference will include speakers skilled in identification, treatment and land management, and knowledgeable on resources available to assist landowners. 



8:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments 
8:30 a.m. Welcome: Shannon Ramsay, Founding President and CEO of Trees Forever 
8:45 a.m. Keynote – Tivon Feeley, Iowa DNR
9:50 a.m. Invasive Species Identification: Woodland and Prairie 
10:35 a.m. Backbone State Park Project/Cost share opportunities
11:20 a.m. Panel - TBD 
Noon Lunch break 
12:50 p.m. Managing woodland invasive species
1:35 p.m. Break 
1:45 p.m. Managing prairie invasive species 
2:30 p.m. Break 
2:50 p.m. Goats on the Go/Other management techniques
3:40 p.m. Adjourn 




There is a $10 fee for this event to cover lunch. Please register below. 


February 1, 2019

8:30 am - 3:00 pm



EB Lyons Interpretive Center at Mines of Spain

8991 Bellevue Heights Rd.

Dubuque, Iowa 52003



Contact Emily Swihart at 563-260-1000