November 10, 2006
November 10, 2006 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Forest Service, in conjunction with the National Invasive Species Council, invite interested stakeholders to attend the first Invasive Species and Forest Health: Expanding the Team stakeholders meeting November 14 and 15 in Washington, D.C.
The goal of the two-day forum is to raise awareness about the growing threat invasive species pose to America's forests, build new partnerships to assess and rapidly respond to these pests and strengthen existing relationships between stakeholders and officials concerned with the health of U.S. forests.
The National Invasive Species Council hopes to improve the public's understanding of invasive species problems and how the government responds to them. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions focusing on preventing, preparing, responding to and recovering from invasive species outbreaks. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in facilitated brainstorming sessions about these issues.
For more information about the conference, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2006/11/foreshlth.shtml
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