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Russian Olive Workshop | September 12-13, 2016 | BBQ Supper to follow at 6 PM

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Celebrating 5 Years of Successful Russian Olive Removal and Restoration Research

Sponsored by: Northern Great Plains Section of SRM USDA-ARS, Miles City, MT Miles City Chamber of Commerce

Many areas on the Yellowstone River have converted to dense Russian olive stands, reducing their agricultural and ecological value. Controlling Russian olive is a multi-year commitment, with stump resprouting occurring up to two years post-removal and massive recruitment from seed after that. This event will provide an opportunity to learn about successful control and restoration.

Please RSVP by Sept. 7

For more info or to register, contact: Jennifer Muscha at 406-874-8223 or

Workshop Brochure

Registration Form

Afternoon Talks ~ 1:00-5:00 pm:

  • Cottonwood planting
  • Transplanting trees and shrubs
  • Russian olive removal with a tree shear
  • Missouri River Watershed Coalition
  • Conservation Innovation Grant
  • 5-year recovery post-removal
  • Peter Lesica ~ “History and Ecologyof Russian Olive in Montana
  • Sharlene Sing ~ “Russian Olive and Wildlife
  • Melissa Maggio ~ “Application of Biocontrol for Rangeland Weeds
  • Erin Espeland ~ “Russian Olive Removal and Restoration”


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