EDDMapS Summit 2021

Join us for a free summit, featuring training, Q&A with developers, panel discussions and more. This summit is suited for any EDDMapS user–from beginners to experts!
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March 31 – April 1, 2021

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Nevada Department of Agriculture NDA

All Times Eastern Time Zone

March 31, 2021

11:00 a.m. – Welcome

Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director

11:10 a.m. – Building Capacity to Address the Invasive Species Threat 

Mike Ielmini, USDA Forest Service – National Invasive Species Program Manager

11:40 a.m. – Introduction and History of EDDMapS

Chuck Bargeron, UGA

12:00 p.m. – How to use the EDDMapS App

Rachel Carroll, UGA

12:20 p.m. – How to use EDDMapS Pro

Jerry Caldwell and Kevin Bailey, Tooele and Juab Counties, Utah

12:50 p.m. – Break

1:00 p.m. – Query Tools, Data Downloads, Data Uploads, and QA/QC

Rebekah Wallace, UGA

1:30 p.m. – Advanced EDDMapS Features and Data Utilization 

Joe LaForest, UGA

2:00 p.m. – EDDMapS Special/Spinoff Projects


2:30 p.m. – Open Questions with EDDMapS Team

April 1, 2021

11:00 a.m. – Welcome 

Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director

11:05 a.m. – Invasive Free USA

Steve Manning, President,  Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

11:35 a.m. – Public Engagement

Washington’s interagency first detector collaboration: From Asian giant hornet to Zebra mussels. – Justin Bush, Washington Invasive Species Council

Using Social Media to Engage Ontario’s Public on Invasive Species – Brook Schryer, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

EDDMapS Alberta, eight years of promoting invasive species reporting using the app. Overview of challenges, successes and lessons learned. – Megan Evans, Alberta Invasive Species Council

Using Wildspotter at public events on federal lands – Chris Evans, University of Illinois

Education for All in Teton County, WY  – Lesley Beckworth, Teton County Weed and Pest District, Wyoming

Reaching firewood users when it matters – Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy

PlayCleanGo- Plug and Play Prevention  – Krista Lutzke, NAISMA – PlayCleanGo

12:25 p.m. – Data for Funding and Decision Making

The need for data and its tie to funding – the western perspective (Western Weed Action Plan)– Meghan Brown, Nevada Department of Agriculture

Spatial Invasive Infestation and Priority Analysis Model  – Aaron Eagar, Utah Department of Agriculture & Food

Jumping worms to zebra mussels: Data across taxa and organizations – Laura Van Riper, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Using EDDMapS to Help Inform and Guide National Forest Health Programs  – Vanessa Lopez, USDA Forest Service

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EDDMapS Module – Jessica Spencer, US Army Corps of Engineers

EDDMapS:  Decision-making, Monitoring, and Reporting Tool in South Florida – Art Roybal, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Everglades

1:15 p.m. – Break

1:25 p.m. – Modeling

Utility of Inventory Data in Management and Modelling– Corey Ransom, Utah State University 

How modeling can inform management – Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

Incorporating Models into Statewide Land Management Decisions – Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Large scale models of invasive plant habitat suitability – Catherine Jarnevich, U.S. Geological Survey

Incorporating abundance into invasive plant risk assessment – Bethany Bradley, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2:00 p.m. – Treatment Tracking and Monitoring

ISMTrack: Easy, powerful invasive species management tracking system for land managers – Monika Chandler, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Bob Dunning, Stearns County, Minnesota

ISMTrack with Volunteers – Anne Pearce, University of Wisconsin

Illinois Community Network Tree of Heaven Mapping and Monitoring Program – Tricia Bethke, The Morton Arboretum

Tracking corn and soybean diseases with the IPM PIPE – Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky

EDDMapS Applications for Monitoring Key and Emerging Pecan Pests: Nut Casebearer and Ambrosia Beetle – Angelita Acebes, University of Georgia

2:50 p.m. – Wrap up