23rd Annual Southwestern Noxious/Invasive Weed Short Course
San Juan College in the Henderson Fine Arts Center
4601 College Boulevard
Rooms 9008, 9010, 9012
Farmington, New Mexico 87402
Dates: July 25, 26, and 27, 2017.
Location: San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM 87402 (The classroom portion of the short course will be held in the Henderson Fine Arts Center, which is located on the San Juan College Campus, Rooms 9008 and 9010).
Background: The primary purpose of this regional 2.5-day Short Course is to explore the ecology and management of noxious, invasive weeds that are common or threaten the southwestern U.S. Local, regional, and national experts will share their knowledge. The course is broken into 2 tracks – beginning (i.e., Track 1), for those wanting to learn about the various species of interest and basic management techniques, and advanced (i.e., Track 2), for those interested in going beyond plant ID and basic management principles. Although the short course is presented in 2 tracks you will be free to tailor your attendance in a way that best fits your needs. A half-day field trip from Farmington, NM to Durango, CO on the afternoon of July 26th will provide hands-on experience with identifying noxious weeds and discussing various integrated weed management options.
Registration and Payment: Registration fee for the short course is $300 until July 7, and $350 thereafter. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register to prevent a $50 late fee, and, there will be no registration at the door if the course is full. Credit card payments are the most efficient way to register and to quickly reserve your seat. If paying by check or P.O. please make your check or P.O. payable to "University of Arizona" (TIN #74‐2652689) and write in the check memo "Noxious Weed Short Course". Send check or P.O. payments to Dr. Larry Howery, The University of Arizona, ENR2 – Room N326, 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721. Please remember that you still must register online regardless of your payment method! Also remember that your spot is not reserved and your registration is not confirmed until we have received your payment in full.
What you get!
• 2.5 days of intensive, excellent instruction from invasive plant experts
• Great networking opportunity to meet the experts and other weed managers
• Compilation of 'fact sheets' and other publications on many weed species and tips for managing problem plants
• 2 lunches, snacks and drinks during breaks
• Roundtrip field trip via air-conditioned bus from Farmington, NM to Durango, CO and back
• Opportunities to take pictures of various invasive plant species and hear field presentations concerning various invasive plant problems
• Opportunities for you to learn from invasive plant experts about integrated management options for problem species in both classroom and outdoor settings
• All of this presented to you in a fun, learning environment in a beautiful corner of the Southwestern U.S.
Registration Policies (please read carefully – email Dr. Howery if you have questions): Please register early to reserve your spot for the course! Your seat is not reserved until we have received your full registration payment via a valid credit card, purchase order, money order, or check. If you register and decide to cancel you will receive a full refund up until July 7, 2017. If you have paid but fail to cancel your registration by July 7, no refunds will be given due to our obligation to pay for meals, buses, facility rental, and other financial obligations. If we have not received your full payment by July 7 you will be moved to a wait list with no guarantee that your seat will be reserved (paid participants will receive priority). If you are selected from the wait list you must pay $350 after July 7. You can avoid all of this by getting registered before July 7, 2017.
Registration may be closed if we reach 45 paid participants and will definitely be closed if we reach 90 paid participants. If the course is full before July 7, please sign up for the wait list as we may get cancellations or there may be those who do not get their payment in before July 7 (paid participants will receive priority). If the course is full there will be no registration at the door. Registration is limited to 20 people per organization. Check in will begin at 7am on 7/25/17 at the Henderson Fine Arts Center in front of Room 9008.
OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, SOME PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED THE SHORT COURSE BUT DID NOT FINALIZE THEIR PAYMENT UNTIL WELL AFTER THE EVENT ENDED. THIS PRACTICE WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED. GET YOUR $300 EARLY PAYMENT IN BEFORE JULY 7, 2017 TO AVOID ANY PROBLEMS (CREDIT CARD PREFERRED). YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AFTER JULY 7 BUT THE FEE IS $350.
Questions? Please email Dr. Larry Howery (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lodging: There is no designated conference hotel for this short course but here are a few links that might help you to reserve your lodging in Farmington:
Dr. Larry Howery (U of A)
Dr. Richard Lee (BLM)
Issued in accordance with Cooperative Extension work acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. Jeff Silvertooth, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona. The information given herein is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement given by The University of Arizona Extension is implied. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis if race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting SNRE (520) 621-7255. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.