Since 2008, URI Cooperative Extension has offered Invasive Plant Management Trainings in cooperation with the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and the RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM).
The rapid establishment of invasive plant species in Rhode Island remains a threat to native ecological biodiversity. Freedom from natural predators, high seed production, and affinity for disturbed habitat sites all contribute to the success of invasive species, leaving native species to struggle for space and resources. The Invasive Plant Management Certification Program (IPMCP) trains green industry professionals working in the coastal zone to provide sustainable invasive plant management services to clients, and to facilitate restoration of degraded coastal habitats.
Are you concerned about the impact of invasive plants on our landscape? Do you want to learn how to manage invasive plants to aid in the restoration of biodiversity and degraded habitats?
Track 1: ENRICHMENT
This full-day educational workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about invasive plant ecology, management methodologies, control strategies and restorative planting. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a plant identification walk following the classroom session. Registration Fee: $175.00 (includes coffee/tea, lunch and training materials).
Track 2: CERTIFICATION
This full-day educational workshop is open to those seeking certification recognized by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council for coastal buffer zone management permits for invasive plant management. Topics covered include; invasive plant ecology, management methodologies, control strategies and restorative planting, rules and regulations related to invasive plant management in sensitive areas and associated permitting processes. Registration Fee: $250.00 (includes coffee/tea, lunch, training materials and 3-year certification pending completion of program.
Invasive Plant Management Training
The next training will be held in October 2024. Please click here to be notified when registration opens for the next training.
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The next training for Certified invasive Managers seeking recertification through 2027 will be held in October 2024. Please click here to be notified when registration opens for the next training.
Attendance at one session is required to maintain recertification. Certified Invasive Managers are granted certification for three years, effective July 1, 2016. Please see the list of Certified Invasive Managers linked above to determine your certification status.Waitlist
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