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Rangeland Invasive Species Committee
Minutes from the 2007 RISC Meeting
Society for Range Management
Rangeland Invasive Species Committee (RISC)
Minutes from the 2007 RISC, Sunday, February 11, 2007
Chair: Walter H. Fick
The committee was called to order by Walter Fick at 1:05 p.m. and adjourned at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV. Fifteen individuals attended all or part of the session. Items of business included the following:
  1. Fick provided some background on the committee, asked for additions to the agenda, and had attendees introduce themselves. He provided a draft of information for the committee's handbook to post on the SRM website.
  2. Joel Brown encouraged the committee to post a web page, use electronic communication to help get things accomplished, and consider hosting symposia. The web site should include any upcoming plans/events of the RISC and accomplishments from the last 5 years.
  3. Fick indicated that the position statement on "Invasive Species" developed in 2006 had been approved by the SRM Board of Directors, but still needed posted on the society's web site. Joel Brown will see that the new position statement is posted.
  4. The draft handbook for the RISC (attached) and layout for a web page was discussed. The menu should contain buttons for Home, Committee Members, Handbook, and Activities. Accomplishments in the last 5 years, upcoming events/plans, and annual reports would be listed under Activities. Photos of invasive species could be included on the front page of the web site. Species information and ecological impacts were suggested to include on the web site. It was suggested that the handbook include a definition of invasive species and to investigate what the role of the original task force was.
  5. Jim O'Rourke informed RISC about the joint meeting of the International Grassland Congress and International Rangeland Congress in Hohhot, China, June 29 to July 5, 2008. Of particular interest to this committee is section 13 in the call for papers on integrated management of harmful organisms.
  6. Jeremy James suggested that the RISC plan a symposium for the 2008 SRM meeting in Louisville, KY. Matt Rinella and Julie Allen volunteered to serve on a committee with Jeremy to plan the symposium.
  7. Announcements included:
    1. National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week, Washington, D.C., February 25 to March 2, 2007.
    2. Organization of a Weed Management Association in Wyoming
    3. Check the Center for Invasive Plant Management website [] for upcoming workshops and meetings related to invasive species.
  1. Walt Fick will be responsible for getting information sent to Ann Tanaka to create a Rangeland Invasive Species Committee page on the SRM web site.
  2. Joel Brown will see that 2006 position statement approved by the SRM Board of Directors on "Invasive Species" is posted and published by SRM.
  3. Jeremy James, Matt Rinella, and Julie Allen will serve on a committee to plan an invasive species symposium for the 2008 AFGC-SRM meeting in Louisville, KY.
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