Woody plant species can colonize new areas and negatively impact watershed function and native vegetation. Species of concern include native junipers, saltcedar, tree of heaven, desert broom, and others. Removal and/or management of these species can restore watershed function, reduce erosion, and prevent the spread of invasive species. Presenters will discuss the ecology of woody invasives, the role of climate change in the problem, strategies for management, and grants/cost share programs available. Presenters will be from the University of Arizona, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Upper Verde Watershed Protection Coalition, Arizona Division of Forestry and Fire Management, and Arizona Game and Fish. The afternoon field trip will at the V Bar V Ranch Experiment Station (about 23 miles away).
The workshop will be held on September 15, 2017 at The Lodge at Cliff Castle Conference Center, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. The program starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. You may register by phone by contacting Lydia Watts at 928-445-6590 ext. 221 or visit our website at http://uacals.org/6v5 for the registration form and instructions.