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2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

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The 2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference will be a Joint Conference with the 
North American Invasive Species Management Association

October 15-18, 2018 - Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MN
Abstract Submission Is Open. Deadline to Submit an Abstract for Presentation: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00pm Central
The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) is a biennial conference. The Conference host organizations and organizing committees are pleased to join with theNorth American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) to organize the largest invasive species conference in North America at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN - October 15-18, 2018.

The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Invasive species research, prevention, and management has seen great strides but much work still must be done. 

The most recent UMISC was held October 16-19 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, WI with 651 attendees from across the region bringing an unparalleled breadth of knowledge. The conference provides numerous opportunities to network with professionals, land managers, researchers, nonprofits, and others. We hope you will join us in 2018 for the next UMISC. Location TBA.

Conference Hosts are the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, and the North American Invasive Species Management Association.

UMISC is open to any member of the general public. Attendees typically include:
• researchers
• land and water resource managers
• natural resource professionals
• academics
• nursery and landscaping professionals
• agricultural professionals
• forestry professionals
• restoration consultants

• environmental specialists
• lake association members
• landowners
• governmental agency staff
• nongovernmental organization staff
• others interested in controlling the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest.

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