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									                        ALIENS-AS-FOES FORUM
                  “working together to avoid the spread of invasive alien plants”

                                  January 24 – 25, 2006

This Annual Forum brings people together from across British Columbia and beyond, to build
coordination and collaboration around successful initiatives that prevent the introduction and
spread of invasive alien plants across BC. Please plan to join us to find out more about:
        what agencies and others are doing as innovative approaches to minimize the spread of
           invasive alien plants
        what’s new on databases and inventory tools for invasive alien plants in BC
        what are the current legislations and regulations and how we can improve them
        what communications resources are available and what else is needed

B. LOCATION:        Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel
                    3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC
                    1-800-268-1133 or 604-278-1241

C. AGENDA for January 24 and 25:
    January 24 (Tuesday) Workshops (1:00pm-5:00pm) More information to follow
    Workshop #1 Today’s Regulations – Tomorrow’s Needs
    Workshop #2 Tracking and Mapping Invasive Plants in BC
    Workshop #3 To be confirmed - ideas include:
                       update on management tools, rehabilitation after-the-weeds, etc.

    January 24 Meet & Greet Reception 7:00pm (for all registrants)

    January 25 (Wednesday) Annual Forum and Annual General Meeting (8am – 5pm)
       Keynote Speaker: Mandy Tu – The Land Conservancy from Oregon
       Federal Government – What’s new on the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada
       Workshops on communication, research, technical support, regulations and funding
       Appointment of Directors to the Council and AGM
       Providing direction to key priorities for the Invasive Plant Council of BC

D. REGISTRATION COST: $60 (See following page for registration information)

      Invasive Plant Council of BC               Phone: 250-392-1400
      #104 – 197 North Second Avenue             Fax: 250-305-1004
      Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5                  Email: info@invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca

                            Sponsored by the Invasive Plant Council of BC
                                     FORUM & AGM
                                              January 24 & 25, 2006

                               FORUM REGISTRATION FORM
                             (Detailed workshop information to follow)

There will be a registration fee of $60 to cover costs of facilities, food, and refreshments.

Please return this registration along with your cheque to:
                                     Invasive Plant Council of BC
                                   #104 – 197 North Second Avenue
                                     Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5
        Phone: (250) 392-1400 Fax: (250) 305-1004 Email: info@invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca

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        Please check here if you agree to let your contact information be distributed on a forum
        participant list.

        Please check here if you will be attending the “Meet & Greet” on January 24 @ 7pm

NOTE: A more detailed agenda will be forwarded to registrants in early January.

Rooms have been set aside at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel (3500 Cessna Drive,
Richmond, BC) at $80 per night. Please book your room directly at 1-800-268-1133 or (604)
278-1241. Let Reservations know you are there for the Invasive Plant Council of BC, and
please book before January 10th, 2006.

PLEASE NOTE: During the Forum, each of the five Invasive Plant Council committees will be meeting
to discuss next year’s priorities. Which of the committee meetings at the AGM would you be most
interested in participating?

                      Communications & Awareness
                      Finance & Funding
                      Technical & Operational Support
                      Research & Development
                      Regulation, Compliance & Enforcement

                               Sponsored by the Invasive Plant Council of BC

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