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Weeds, Snakes and Mussels, Oh My: CDA Meeting Tackles Invasive Species

December 10, 2019

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — DEC. 9, 2019 — Weed control specialists, researchers and others from around the world who deal with plants and animals outside their natural habitats will gather Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 10-12, in Coeur d’Alene for the Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Idaho, Northern Rockies Invasive Plants Council, Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council and Invasive Plant Control, a business.

University and government researchers from Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Switzerland will join colleagues from county, state and federal agencies from Alaska to Florida to detail efforts to address invasive species.

Nonprofit groups ranging from the Garden Club of America to Tennessee’s Lookout Mountain Conservancy and businesses also will participate.

The event begins Tuesday morning at The Coeur d’Alene Resort and concludes Thursday evening. More information is available online from the Northern Rockies Invasive Plants Council at

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