Invasive Species Symposium

2024 Illinois Invasive Species Symposium

May 22 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM | Champaign County Extension Office 

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Invasive species are a serious and expensive threat to ecosystems, and Illinois ranks fifth in the U.S. for invasive species introductions. 

Invasive species are a growing concern in our forests, lakes, backyards, and agricultural fields. These non-native plants, animals, and insects spread quickly, and once they take hold, they're costly to remove.

Get the latest research updates, explore management recommendations, hear about success stories, network with colleagues, and find resources to manage invasive species effectively at the ninth annual Illinois Invasive Species Symposium. Topics for the ninth annual symposium hosted by Illinois Extension include an update on spotted lanternfly, Zebra mussel mitigation, tracking invasive ticks, and an open Q&A panel discussion on the state of invasive species in Illinois.

The event is open to industry professionals, landowners and managers, farmers, foresters, volunteers, environmental stewards, and the media.