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Dealing with Invasive Non-native Plants: A Workshop

Summary

Dealing with invasive non-native plants is an increasing problem in the South East, and it’s not just Japanese knotweed. This evening workshop provides an excellent opportunity to develop an approach to assessing the risk of these plants, to benchmark your approach and practice, and make a contribution to emerging best practice. This event is organised by the South East England Section Committee.

Description

Speakers will be from CIEEM, PCA and London Boroughs’ Biodiversity Forum.

Dealing with invasive non-native plants is an increasing problem in the South East, not least driven by the legislation and regulation which now lists over 40 species. These plants can pose threats to a range of habitats, e.g. rivers, woodland and heathland, disrupt ecological function, present a health hazard and, as highlighted by recent litigation, pose risks especially for owners of large land assets in urban areas being sued. On the other hand, a number of these plants in the urban environment provide significant ecological functions.

This workshop will review the legislation and introduce risk assessment as an important aspect of dealing with invasive non-native plants. It will revolve around case studies and group work to develop a practical risk assessment process based on testing different scenarios, which will involve understanding their biology and ecology of these plants, assessing risk, and providing practical solutions with regard to management.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Refreshments

Tea/coffee/biscuits

Bookings

This event is open to both CIEEM members and non members and there is a fee of £5.  CIEEM student members attend for free. Advance booking is required for all tickets. Please book your ticket below.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
CIEEM Student Member 1 Pay on Door
Member Ticket 1 £5.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £5.00