Open to ASLA Members who attend the INASLA Annual Meeting
As the threat of invasive plants increases in our environment today, it is important that landscape architects have an understanding of what the impact is and how it can be reduced. Landscape architects have the ability, through their plant selections and land management recommendations, to play a major and important role in this battle.
David Gorden, ASLA, Landscape Architect
Mark M. Holeman, Inc.
David has worked on invasive plant issues in Indiana since 2001 and currently serves on the Indiana Invasive Plant Advisory Committee and Board of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network. He is a past-president of the Indiana Chapter of ASLA and currently serves as its Chapter Trustee. He has been named to ASLA’s 2018 Class of Fellows.
Dawn Slack, Land Steward, the Nature Conservancy
Dawn chairs the Indiana Invasive Plant Advisory Committee. A biologist and botanist, she manages Nature Conservancy properties in southern Indiana and provides conservation and restoration activities for ecosystems that include rare, threatened and endangered species.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Illuminate the problem that invasive plants pose to the natural environment
2. Discuss the role that landscape architects can and should play in the control of invasive plants
3. Emphasize the importance of landscape architects being aware of the issue of invasive plants and staying abreast of the latest research, recommendations and regulations
4. Highlight the educational materials and other resources available to all who manage, own or manipulate land
David Gorden, PLA, ASLA; Dawn Slack
Indiana Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects