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Fourth Annual RISCC Management Symposium

January 20 - January 21

January 20th and 21st 

12:30pm-5pm EST

Free webinar and open to the public


Hosted by the North East Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management.

The objective of the meeting is to bring together natural resource managers, scientists, and the invasive species community to discuss challenges and solutions to incorporating climate change into invasive species management. 


Day 1 – January 20th

12:30 – 12:40 ET

12:40 – 1:30 ET

1:35 – 2:35 ET

2:35 – 2:55 ET

2:55 – 3:55 ET

4:00 – 5:00 ET

Welcome and Goals of the 4th Annual RISCC Symposium

Plenary: Five Years of RISCC

Presentation Session 1: Ranger Shifters and Sleeper Species


Workshop 1: Identifying/ Prioritizing new invasive species and using Weed Risk Assessments

Networking Activity: Identifying partners across geographies and agencies

Day 2 – January 21st

11:00 – 12:00 ET

12:30 – 1:30 ET

1:35 – 2:35 ET

2:35 – 2:55 ET

2:55 – 3:55 ET

4:00 – 4:50 ET

4:50 – 5:00 ET

Optional Strategic Planning Workshop: Steps to Climate-Smart Invasive Species Management

Manager Perspective: Successes and Lessons Learned in Managing Invasive Species

Presentation Session 2: Treatment Strategies and Efficacy in a Changing Climate


Workshop 2: Resilient Ecological Communities

Facilitated Group Discussion: How do managers want to get involved?

Closing remarks


January 20
January 21

PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am. For information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at

Save the Date for 2021 Partner Meetings:

To receive partner meeting invitations and partner announcements, please follow this link.

Wednesday, January 26th @ 10am

Thursday, April 15th @ 10am

Wednesday, July 21 @ 10am

Thursday, October 21 @10am

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

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