Do No Harm: Avoiding Unintended Consequences of

Do No Harm: Identifying and Mitigating Unintended
Consequences of Restoration Activities
UC Palm Desert Campus | 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert, CA
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Photo: Kathy Kosta
We invite you to join us for the first annual “Do No Harm” workshop.
This inaugural conference will focus on the issue of identifying,
preventing, and mitigating the spread pests and plant pathogens
through restoration.
Our long term objectives are to address a different restoration issue
annually and:
1) Identify stumbling blocks to achieving ecologically and economically
successful restoration of disturbed lands in California.
2) Bring experts, practitioners, suppliers, and policy makers together to
develop best management practices to overcome these obstacles.
More details on the back!
Who should attend: Policy
makers, land owners,
conservation organizations,
agencies and jurisdictions
managing open space or rightsof-way, nurseries, seed collectors
and distributors, consultants,
researchers, and any other active
practitioners of restoration and
suppliers of restoration materials
or services.
Topics covered: New and
emerging pests and pathogens,
Current known distribution of
important pests and pathogens,
Identifying pests and pathogens,
Best management practices for
control and quarantine,
Mitigation for sites already
infested or infected, Relevant
Photo: Suzanne Latham
Organizations represented: California Department of Food and Agriculture,
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California Association of
Nursery Growers and Retailers, University of California and UC Cooperative
Extension, and more.
Continuing Education Units: We will be applying for CEUs through the California
Department of Pesticide Regulation and International Society of Arboriculture.
Registration: Registration information will be posted online in July/August.
For more information: Contact Cooperative Extension Weed Science Specialist
Travis Bean ([email protected], 951.205.3974) or Cooperative Extension
Restoration Ecology Specialist Elise Gornish ([email protected], 530.752.6314)
to be updated on the event or to become involved with planning.
Sponsorship opportunities are available!