Invasive Plant Management on


Join us for the first in a series of webinars and roundtables on invasive plant management on rights-of-way. This introductory session will highlight the importance of controlling invasive plants in these areas and offer an overview of available resources for rights-of-way land managers in relation to invasive plant management.

Following this, we plan to host specialized roundtables that delve into specific topics and geographies driven by your interest and feedback. This webinar serves as a foundational introduction to our series, paving the way for more focused discussions.

Date: November 9th, 2023

Time: 1 pm - 2 pm CT



Dr. Mark Renz

Associate Professor and Extension Weed Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Invasive Plant Management to Prevent Impacts on Rights-of-Way

About the presenter:

Mark Renz, PhD is a professor and extension weed specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Renz researches and extends information about the biology and management of invasive plants.  Research goals in Dr. Renz’s lab are centered on developing information that will improve management by improving the knowledge and understanding of invasive plant biology. 

Dr. Renz has over 20 years of experience with the management of invasive plants throughout the United States in a wide range of habitats, including riparian zones, roadsides, floodplains, prairies, wetlands, and forests. Education efforts focus on providing technical information and educational opportunities for agency staff, consultants, companies, and citizens concerned about invasive plants.  

Dr. Renz also is the president of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network whose mission is to reduce the impact of invasive plants in the Midwestern U.S.

The Knowledge and Understanding series is co-hosted by:


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2018-70006-28883)

Please contact Tegha Obire at [email protected] with questions or suggestions.