The success of appropriate riparian vegetation is critical to the long term successful implementation of stream restoration designs. Engineers and designers often fail to properly consider the impact of exotic and invasive vegetation in restoration designs. This prevents the desired vegetation from becoming established, causing unplanned costs and even design failures.
This one-day course will introduce attendees to management considerations and techniques used in eliminating and preventing invasive and exotic vegetation in the riparian setting. Focused on riparian areas in the Southeast US, topics include identification of common invasive and exotic plants, ecological considerations, controls, costs, and tools of the trade. Outdoor field demonstrations will familiarize students various techniques used to control nuisance vegetation.
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Continuing Education - 6 hours have been approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects; Course # 7569.
NCDA pesticide continuing eduction has approved this course for the following credits: 5.0 hours credit - G H L N O D X and 1.0 hours credit - A N D X..
The Society of American Foresters has approved this course for 6.5 contact hours CFE in Category 1-CF.
Who should attend
Stream restoration professionals (Engineers, designers, landscape architects, construction supervisors, agency personnel, and anyone with an interest in having the appropriate riparian vegetation be successful.)
- - Karen Hall, Ph.D., NCSU Water Quality Group
- - Lee Patrick, North Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Control
|8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
||Introductions and Workshop Overview, Karen Hall, NCSU-BAE
||Common Exotic and Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas of the Southeast,
Lee Patrick, North Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Control
||Aquatic Weeds of the Southeast, Rob Richardson, NCSU Crop Science
||Tools of the Trade and Pricing Invasive Plant Management, Lee Patrick
||Controlling Invasives in a Riparian Setting, Lee Patrick
|1:00 - 4:00 pm
||Field Exercises - Identification and Control Techniques of Invasive Exotic Vegetation
(North Creek Restoration Site)
The registration fee of $105 includes refreshments, lunch, and workshop materials. Workshops are limited to 35 people so sign up early!
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What to Bring
Students should wear water-proof boots and dress for field conditions. Please also bring a clipboard.
Where to Stay
Doubletree by Hilton, Raleigh-Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 27605; 919-828-0811
Hampton Inn & Suites, 111 Hampton Woods Lane, Raleigh 27607; 919-233-1798
Comfort Inn Arena, 1200 Hurricane Alley Way at Trinity Rd. , Raleigh 27607, Phone: (919) 854-0502
Directions to Centennial Campus
Take I-40 east towards Raleigh. Exit Gorman Street. Turn left at light. Take Gorman Street to Avent Ferry Road. Turn right. Take Avent Ferry Road to Varsity Drive. Turn right. Receive parking pass at information booth just ahead. Then continue on Varsity Drive to Main Campus Drive. Turn right. Turn right at second stop sign.
From Downtown Raleigh
Take S. Blount Street to Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right (going west). Take MLK Blvd. until it turns into Western Blvd. Turn left at light onto Avent Ferry Rd. Turn left at light onto Varsity Drive. Enter Campus. Receive parking pass at information booth just ahead. Then continue on Varsity Drive to Main Campus Drive. Turn right. Turn right at second stop sign.
From Wilmington, North Carolina
Take I-40 north towards Raleigh. Follow signs for I-40 west at split. Exit right onto Lake Wheeler Drive. Turn left on Centennial Pkwy. Turn left at light onto Avent Ferry Rd. Turn left at light onto Varsity Dr. Enter Campus. Receive parking pass at information booth just ahead. Then continue on Varsity Drive to Main Campus Drive. Turn right. Turn right at second stop sign.
We accept checks and purchase orders, American Express, Visa and Mastercard. If paying by check, please make your check payable to NC State University, and mail with a copy of your registration to:
NCSU - BAE
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695-7625
Attn: Christina Shepard
For questions about registration, call Christina Shepard at 919-513-2192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about course content, please contact Karen Hall.