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The 2018 Montana Invasive Species Summit

Please join the Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) November 15-16, 2018,

for an in-depth dialogue and examination of Montana's

invasive species regulatory framework


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Agenda  |  Attendees  Presentations  |  Report


In 2017, MISC undertook a comprehensive review of federal, state, local and tribal laws and regulations that pertain to the management of invasive species within the state of Montana. The purpose of the review is to:

  1. provide managers and lawmakers with a systematic compilation of the laws and regulations relevant to the management of all-taxa invasive species in the state (click here for the Invasive Species Law Review Compendium) ;
  2. provide information and ideas to improve funding, authority, and management responsibility; and 
  3. provide the necessary information for the council to evaluate the need for a comprehensive Montana Invasive Species Act, as outlined in the 2016 Montana Invasive Species Framework


The Summit will be a forum for invasive species managers, county leaders, local and tribal governments, private landowners, lake association members, conservation districts, angling groups and others who work at the local level to review law review findings, suggest action,  provide the latest science, and develop recommendations to address invasive species regulatory issues.

This two day-event will also feature national and state leaders and technical experts who will provide insight and best practices on invasive species laws and regulations. Please join us for this important and timely collaboration to learn and plan together for effective, local invasive species prevention in Montana. Click here for draft  agenda.

When: November 15-16, 2018

Where: Delta Hotels Helena Colonial (formerly Radisson Colonial), Helena

Registration fee: $50 to cover meals (breakfast both days and lunch day 1). Registration deadline is November 8.  Click here to register.

Lodging: a block of rooms have been reserved at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial. Please call the hotel directly at 406-443-2100 to reserve a room. Mention you are with the "Invasive Species Summit" to receive the event rate of  $101 + tax. You can also make a reservation online using this link

CEUs: 3 CEUs in: dealer, agricultural plant pest control, forest pest control, ornamental and turf pest control, aquatic pet control, right-of-way pest control, demonstration & research pest control, regulatory weed, and private agricultural pest control can be earned November 15 at the Summit. Credits are not available for November 16.  

Scholarships: A limited amount of scholarships are available. Please contact Stephanie Hester for more information.

Contact Us:

Stephanie Criswell
MISC Coordinator

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