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"Phragmites australis: Why we cannot afford to ignore this invasion" webinar with Janice M. Gilbert

This webinar was originally recorded on March 2, 2022 for the Freshwater Stewardship Community webinar series: 

This presentation provides background information on Canada’s worst invasive plant, why it is such a concern, and control methods used in sensitive habitats. It will also highlight successful control programs underway throughout Ontario and plans for implementing a province-wide control program. This free webinar was a part of Watersheds Canada’s Invasive Species Awareness Week programming thanks to generous funding from the Invasive Species Centre. Janice is a wetland ecologist with over 25 years of experience researching and assessing these invaluable ecosystems. She began investigating invasive Phragmites impacts on wetlands and appropriate control methods in 2007. Since that time, she has been a lead author on over 150 reports and presentations and is a contributor on a number of guiding documents. She is a founder and Co-Chair of the Ontario Phragmites Working Group and an advisor on two binational programs the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative, and the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework. Janice is currently the Executive Director of the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre, a not-for-profit entity she founded to provide effective and environmentally responsible management of Canada’s worst invasive plant.