MPF Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner will share information on how to manage invasive species on grasslands. Jerod will describe the invasive species that often encroach on grasslands, different methods of removal, and time of year to avoid further spreading.
Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members (including Grow Native! professional members) and $15 for non-members.
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MPF’s Director of Prairie Management Jerod Huebner oversees prairie management planning and execution including invasive species control, prescribed fire, and all other aspects of the stewardship of MPF’s prairies, which now total more than 3,200 acres in 23 tracts of land. Huebner also administers prairie stewardship grants and participates in prairie outreach and education activities.
Huebner earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. While in college, Huebner worked at MPF’s and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Prairie Fork Conservation and Expansion Areas in Callaway County on a variety of prairie reconstruction activities. After graduating, Huebner worked as a wildlife biologist at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. Among his duties in that position were managing 18,000 acres of high public use conservation areas in the St. Louis region, preparing management plans, supervising staff, grant writing, and numerous outreach activities. He holds Level 3 Fire Burn Boss Certification and has conducted numerous wildlife population surveys.Register Here