2016 New Jersey

Invasive Species Conference

Marlk Mayer (right) brought two types of traps being deployed across New Jersey to detect invasive insects


Wednesday, April 6

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Duke Farms, Hillsborough

THANK YOU to our sponsors, speakers and participants! The fourth annual conference on April 6th drew 105 conservation professionals, scientists, land managers, governmental representatives and members of the public from across the state.

With a review of the status of invasive species in the Garden State, informative talks about emerging invasive species in our forests and waterways, an introduction to our new campaign to reduce the number of invasive plants being offered for sale in New Jersey, stories of successful deer management programs, an update on state policy initiatives related to invasive species, and demonstrations of herbicide application techniques and our new web-based program for tracking eradication work, and a along with continuing education units for Pesticide Applicators, Community Forestry program participants and Master Gardeners, a great lunch and lots of time for networking, the conference offered something for everyone.

The presentations that were featured at the Conference can be downloaded as pdf documents below.

Welcome, Opening Remarks
Jon Wagar, Duke Farms Deputy Director & Strike Team Board President
The State of Invasive Species in New Jersey
Mike Van Clef, Strike Team Science Director

Species Profiles

  • Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Chris Doyle, SOLitude Lake Management & Member of the Strike Team Technical Advisory Committee
  • Agrilus planipennis, Mark Mayer, NJ Department of Agriculture & Member of the Strike Team Technical Advisory Committee
Invasive Plants and the Landscaping Community
Lindsay Gafford, New Jersey Audubon Stewardship Department Specialist
Deer Management - the Cheesequake State Park Story
David Donnelly, Cheesequake State Park Superintendent
Deer Management - Working with Municipalities
Mike Van Clef, Strike Team Science Director
Addressing Invasive Species through State Legislation
Megan Tinsley, New Jersey Audubon Policy Director
The State of the Strike Team
Susan Brookman, Strike Team Executive Director
Using IPCConnect to Document Invasive Plant Eradication
Susan Brookman, Strike Team Executive Director