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Mission Statement: Monday, October 20, 2014 3:32 PM

"To conserve and protect Arizona's natural resources by providing a state-level organization that emphasizes an integrated management approach to address invasive or pest plants."

The Southwest Vegetation Management Association (SWVMA) was organized in 1997 to increase awareness about invasive vegetation and foster cooperation between vegetation managers.

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Agenda (click here)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM (MST)
Francisco Grande Hotel
The hotel's phone numbers are: 520-836-6444; Toll-free 800-237-4238
12684 W. Gila Bend Highway
Casa Grande, AZ 85193

Approved CEUs from AZ's ADA & OPM (14 hrs each):
5 hrs for Tuesday
6 hrs for Wednesday
3 hrs for Field Trip Thursday

Society for Range Management (14.5 hrs):
6 hrs for Tuesday
6 hrs for Wednesday
2.5 hrs for Thursday


Here’s the website for this year’s 2014 SWVMA: online registration.


This year our theme is "Working with Partners to Manage Invasive Plants".

Last call for posters!
Are you doing something new and exciting with vegetation and/or invasive plant management? Do you have a project that you think may interest vegetation managers?
SW Vegetation Management Association is having its 17th annual meeting October 28-30, 2014, at the Francisco Grande Resort in Casa Grande. Part of the annual meeting is poster sessions. Posters are put up in the conference room and are available for attendees to view them throughout the meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The theme of the meeting this year is “Partners in Vegetation Management”. Posters that follow this theme, or any aspect of vegetation management are welcome.
Please contact John Brock, at, if you are interested.
You can read more about the meeting, and register at

Our keynote speaker, Alan White, is the Invasive Species and Pesticide Manager from the Forest Service's SW Regional Office.

We will offer a special day of certification training and testing on Monday the week of the meeting if there is sufficient interest. (Contact Dr. John Brock if you would like to become a certified herbicide applicator on October 27 at this training --

There will be a half-day session devoted to all aspects of buffelgrass management, in cooperation with the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center.

Sponsors who have products and services of interest to invasive plant managers will be there with booths both days of the presentations, and will be available for discussion and questions at the members reception and happy hour on Tuesday evening.

As always, we will have a 1/2-day field trip on the last day of the meeting, to look at invasive weeds in the area. More details on this and speakers to be posted on our website,

Please be sure to reserve your room by September 27 in order to get the special $84/night room rate. Tell them you are there for the SW Veg meeting.

STUDY GUIDE: Arizona Pesticide Applicator's License (Manual download) - or copy & paste this address


For General Information, Contact:
Southwest Vegetation Management Association
c/o John Brock, President
P.O. Box 5151
Phoenix, AZ 85010-5151

President: John Brock
Vice President: Sharon Biedenbender
Treasurer: Patti Fenner
Secretary: Justin White
Board Members:
Kris Gade, Mike Carrigan,Tom Dinn, John Scheuring
Last Updated: October 20, 2014
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