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EDDMapS Summit 2022
Hosted by the North American Invasive Species Management Association

Organized by the University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health


The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health in collaboration with its partner organizations is providing a comprehensive one-day training and update. This free summit is open to everyone from beginners to experienced users. The Summit will have presentations that cover EDDMapS’ smartphone apps, website, tools, and projects. This will be an update to last year’s Summit and attendees are encouraged to review the recordings from last year prior to this year’s Summit.

Draft Agenda (All times are Eastern)

11:00 – Welcome – Belle Bergner, NAISMA Executive Director

11:10 – EDDMapS Overview, Year in Review and Updates – Chuck Bargeron, UGA

11:40 – Projects – What they are, how they work – Joe LaForest, UGA

12:00 – Illinois Tree of Heaven Monitoring Program Update – Tricia Bethke, The Morton Arboretum

12:20 – Lessons Learned with Point and Polygon Data – Jerry Caldwell, Tooele County Utah and Monika Chandler, Minnesota Dept of Ag

12:45 – User Tools – Downloads, Alerts, Saved Queries – Rebekah Wallace, UGA

1:00 – Break

1:10 – How to Use the Data – Aaron Eagar, Utah Dept of Agriculture and Food

1:30 – Mobilizing the Public to Detect and Report All Types of Invasive Species: Washington State’s First Detector Program from Apple Maggot to Zebra Mussel – Justin Bush, Washington Invasive Species Council

1:50 – Verifier Tools – Rebekah Wallace, UGA

2:10 – Next steps, improving customer support and Future Tools – Chuck Bargeron, UGA

2:30 – Open Questions with EDDMapS Team
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