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The case for consistent climate-smart regulations across jurisdictions.
Presenters: Dr. Emily Fusco and Dr. Eve Beaury

Invasive plant regulations are most likely to reduce invasive species spread if they are consistently enacted across political borders and proactively restrict species early in the invasion process. In this talk, we’ll discuss list consistency with a focus on Montana and neighboring states. We’ll also examine list proactivity based on current distributions and potential range shifts with climate change.
The case for consistent climate-smart regulations across jurisdictions.
Presenters:
Emily Fusco ORISE Fellow - US Forest Service PNW Research Station, USDA Northwest Climate Hub, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Eve Beaury Postdoctoral Research Associate, High Meadows Environmental Institute and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Invasive plant regulations are most likely to reduce invasive species spread if they are consistently enacted across political borders and proactively restrict species early in the invasion process. In this talk, we’ll discuss list consistency with a focus on Montana and neighboring states. We’ll also examine list proactivity based on current distributions and potential range shifts with climate change. To understand what determines the content of these lists, we’ll provide a case study that focuses on the weed risk assessments that lead to invasive plant regulation, and some ideas for making lists more climate change proactive and consistent across borders. Finally, we’ll review an assessment of invasive plant sales to provide context for how regulatory lists are working in practice.

Oct 4, 2022 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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