MSU Kellogg Biological Station Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with image of a Barred Owl.

6 - 8 p.m.
Thursday evenings from September 14 - October 19

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary Auditorium
12685 East C Avenue 
Augusta, MI 49012

Join the BCK CISMA for this engaging course to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to take back your land from invasive plant species. Participants will learn the necessary steps for strategic management, from identification and surveying to site restoration. Sessions will feature guest speakers from various aspects of invasive species management. The course culminates with a customized invasive species management plan specific to your property and goals.
 
Participants will need a computer with internet access, either in the home or at a reliable public facility. Portable computers or smart devices are not required but are welcome in class.

Week

Dates

Topic

Week 1

September 14

Introduction- Identification 

Week 2

September 21

Evaluating the land part one - Surveying and mapping invasive species

Week 3

September 28

Evaluating the land part two - Setting and prioritizing goals

Week 4

October 5

Treatment options and methods

Week 5

October 12

Determining management actions and a timeline

Week6

October 19

Implementation, monitoring, and restoration

Course Fee: $100 for Sanctuary Members, $120 for Non-Members


This course is funded in part by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For class information contact Sarah Nelson of the Barry Conservation District at 269-908-4135 or sarah.nelson@macd.org

For registration information contact the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary at 269-671-2510 or birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu