The Iowa Invasive Species Conference (IISC) will be held March 28–29, 2017, at the Honey Creek Resort at Lake Rathbun in Moravia. This is the first invasive species conference held in Iowa since 2000.
The goal of IISC is to strengthen the management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. A statewide conference will bring information and resources to invasive species professionals in a social, educational, professional networking format that is otherwise non-existent in the state of Iowa.
The conference committees invite researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, university personnel, landscape and nursery professionals, agriculture and forestry employees, environmental specialists, watershed coordinators/managers, landowners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and anyone interested in managing the spread of invasive species in Iowa.
The conference will consist of concurrent sessions with presentations covering terrestrial, aquatic, and invasive pest concerns and solutions; a plenary that brings everyone together, and many social networking opportunities.