Dan Salas and Ryan Wnuk to present at 2016 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
Two Cardno invasive species experts, Dan Salas and Ryan Wnuk, will be presenting at this year’s Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC), Oct. 16-19, in La Crosse, WI.
In 2013, the Ho-Chunk Nation, with assistance from Cardno, inventoried over 4,300 acres of tribal-owned lands for invasive plant species. With the assistance from Cardno, more than 900 invasive plant populations were surveyed. On Oct. 17, Dan will present the data and insights on this survey as well as discuss how the inventory and associated mapping were used by field crews, and share lessons learned.
Communication and documentation among field staff, supervisors, and project stakeholders is key to successful implementation of invasive species management. Ryan will provide examples from several projects on how mobile GIS is being used to map invasive species, document treatment areas, and improve client communication.
The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference attracts more than 600 attendees from across the region, including researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, environmental specialists, and more. The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Learn more about the UMISC by visiting their website.
Dan is a senior consultant in the Fitchburg, WI, office with nearly 20 years of experience in ecological projects, including stream, shoreline, wetland restoration, and conservation planning.
Ryan is an assistant staff scientist responsible for environmental permitting, construction monitoring, habitat restoration, and all associated field activities for projects in the oil, electric, and transportation sectors.