5th Annual Green Umbrella Land Manager’s Forum

  • September 13, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sharon Centre, Sharon Woods, Great Parks of Hamilton County, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241


  • Registration includes lunch and snacks.

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5th Annual Green Umbrella 
Land Manager’s Forum

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA): Working Together to Reduce Invasive Plant Populations in the Tri-State

Green Umbrella in partnership with the Ohio Invasive Plants Council, Ohio River Foundation, Clermont County Park District, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Park Board, and Great Parks of Hamilton County, is proud to host the 5th Annual Land Manager’s Forum to discuss the formation of a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) in the Tri-State region, invasive plants threatening the region, and best practices to reduce invasive plant populations.  

Registration is $15 and includes lunch, snacks, and guided hikes.


8:30 am Registration

9:00 am  Welcome - Tom Borgman, Great Parks of Hamilton County

9:05 am  Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA); purpose and partners

  • Rich Cogen, Ohio River Foundation

9:30 am  Ten non-invasive plants to select instead of invasive plants for the home landscape

  • Jason  Brownknight, Green Umbrella Land Team

10:00 am  New non-native plants observed spreading in Tri-State natural areas

  • Kathy Smith, The Ohio State University

10:30 am  Ohio Invasive Plants Council update; legislation, Ohio invasive plants list and other news  Jennifer Windus, OIPC President

11:00 am  Invasive plants and the nursery industry; what are the issues? How can we work together to keep nurseries viable and reduce the sales of invasive plants? (Panel Discussion)      

12:00 pm  Lunch   

1:00 pm  Invasive plants and stream quality

  • Dave Gamstetter, Cincinnati Parks

1:30 pm  Impacts of invasive shrubs on aquatic ecosystems

  • Dr. Richard Boyce, Northern Kentucky University
2:00 pm  Control methods for five non-native invasive species; callery pear, tree-of-heaven, lesser celandine, kudzu, and Amur “bush” honeysuckle (Presentations followed by Panel Discussion)

3:30 pm  Walk to observe invasive plants and before/after control project areas (Various Professional Leaders)

4:00 pm  End

Invasive Species Management Hike on Sept. 12

Consider joining us at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio for an invasive species management hike at CNC’s Rowe Woods site to walk and talk about non-native invasive species that threaten our region, examples of invasive species management and native habitat restoration projects.

When: September, 12, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150

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