Featured Speakers:

  • Rich Riding, Utah Department of Agriculture
  • Chris Wood, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Natalie Conlin, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
  • Jim Bowcutt, Department of Water Quality

Rich Riding discussed the Invasive Weed Mitigation Grant Program, which is an important source of funding for invasive plant removal in Utah. Chris Wood  provided an overview of the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative (UWRI) and the many resources this program can provide for restoration work in Utah. Natalie Conlin discussed various forestry focused grant programs that can support invasive plant removal and restoration work in Utah. Jim Bowcutt provided an overview of funding available through the Clean Water Act (Section 319) and how it might apply to Tamarisk removal in Utah.