Welcome to the
Invasive Species Centre Webinar Series!

The Invasive Species Centre is collaborating with experts in the field of invasive species management, prevention, and monitoring to discuss different topics each month.

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Upcoming Webinars

Presented by David Dutkiewicz from the Invasive Species Centre, this webinar will focus on the history of European Gypsy Moth and its subsequent arrival into Ontario in the 1980s. 

This webinar will give an overview of some of activities the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry enforcement staff have been undertaking on an annual basis to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species

Past Webinars

Collaborating to restore coastal wetlands and watersheds through invasive Phragmites control

Join Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Invasive Species Program Director Eric Cleland to learn about Canada’s largest invasive Phragmites management program that employs innovative tools and techniques to combat the country’s worst wetland plant invader at Long Point, Ontario.

Spotted lanternfly: Impacts and research from the USA and perspectives from Ontario

Join Penn State Extension experts Heather Leach and Julie Urban for an overview of the spotted lanternfly and the impacts, management, and research happening in its invasive range in the U.S. Additionally, explore perspectives and outreach strategies of stakeholders and agencies in Ontario with Invasive Species Centre expert Mandy Ehnes.

Water soldier (Stratiotes aloides) eradication efforts in Ontario

For the past 8 years, the Water Soldier Working Group has worked collaboratively to monitor and control populations of water soldier in the Trent-Severn Waterway (TSW). This webinar will recap the efforts to eradicate water soldier from this national historic site through introduced policy, outreach, education, and management in the TSW and private ponds across Ontario. This webinar will be presented by Robert McGowan from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

Controlling the spread of European water chestnut and parrot feather

Join biologist Kyle Borrowman to learn about various control methods employed by Ducks Unlimited Canada to control and limit the spread of two invasive aquatic plants, European water chestnut and parrot feather, that threaten Ontario’s native plant biodiversity. Active management by Ducks Unlimited Canada helps reduce existing populations and protect Ontario’s environment, economy, and social well-being from further spread.


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