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Western Aquatic Plant Management Society

2024 Conference Announcement:

The 2024 WAPMS Annual Conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV March 18th - 20th.

Register for the conference HERE

A hotel block has been reserved and can be accessed HERE

Interested in being a 2024 conference sponsor? Click HERE

2024 WAPMS agenda at a glance.pdf

Conference topics will include:

  •         Effects of climate change on aquatic invasive species (AIS)
  •         New herbicide/algaecide products for the control of aquatic weeds and algae
  •         Research related to the control mechanisms of aquatic herbicides/algaecides on plant biology
  •        Control of aquatic weeds/algae in irrigation canal systems
  •         Integrated approach to the management of AIS
  •         Innovations in the prevention and/or early detection and management of AIS
  •         Socio-economic impacts of AIS
  •         Resilience of ecosystems to biological invasions

For more information please click HERE

To submit an abstract click HERE

Mission and Objectives

The mission of WAPMS is to serve as a chapter of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) organization, providing a forum for members in Western North America to share interdisciplinary information related to aquatic plant and algae identification, detection, management and control.

The objectives of the Society are:

1. To establish a forum for the exchange of information on aquatic vegetation management techniques, strategies, and research through periodic meetings and other appropriate means.

2. To cooperate with local, state, regional, and national agencies, both public and private, in the identification of and solution to aquatic vegetation problems.

3. To promote uniformity and coordination of activities among agencies concerned with the regulatory aspects of aquatic plant management.

4. To encourage scientific research and assist in promoting the control and management of aquatic plants through scientifically sound procedures.

5. To recognize and promote scientific and technical advancement of the members and facilitate the education of aquatic plant managers through offering scholarships, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and other educational assistance programs.

6. To extend and develop the public’s interest and understanding of aquatic plant management.

7. To cooperate with local chapters and other societies and organizations with similar and related interests.

Contact Us:  WestAPMS@Gmail.com


WAPMS Territory:

Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS) is a 501(c)(5) non-profit organization.   Copyright 2022.

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