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Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT

Presented by
Ms. Carlyn Rocazella
Dr. Michael Liptak

Basic invasive plant definitions
– Native, naturalized, cryptogenic, nonnative, exotic
– Aggressive, invasive, noninvasive
– Noxious weed
Invasive plant ecology
– Common traits of invasive plants
– Methods of introduction – intentional vs. accidental
– Effects on local habitats
– Negative and positive aspects of invasive plants
Common invasive plants of the Midwest
Human influences that affect the spread of invasive plants
Invasive plant control
– Prevention, management, eradication
– Physical control- solarization, cut and flood
– Chemical control- herbicides
– Biological control- natural predators, disease
Restoring ecological sites and designing to resist invasion

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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Professional Engineers:
1.5 PDHs

1.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
1.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
1.5 HSW CE Hours

LA CES: (LA CES credits only available for attending live webinar)

International Code Council:
.15 CEUs (Sitework)

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
American Planning Association/AICP

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Michael A. Liptak PH.D.

EnviroScience, Inc., Northeast Headquarters, Stow, Ohio
Dr. Liptak is a member of the ecological survey team where he specializes in rare plant surveys, wetlands ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. He earned his Ph.D. degree at The Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch, and completed his graduate research on the created wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. Dr. Liptak has over 15 years of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His main responsibilities at EnviroScience include rare plant surveys, wetland restoration planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation and permitting. Dr. Liptak has experience in preparing mitigation plans for many different projects, including wetland creation, restoration and enhancement, as well as preparing upland restoration and prairie planting plans. He has extensive experience with terrestrial, aquatic and wetland surveys for projects of all sizes. Dr. Liptak is a pre-qualified consultant certified to complete aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys, wetland delineations, waterways permitting, and wetland mitigation design for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. He is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Liptak regularly gives seminars on ecological issues and regulations within the state of Ohio.

Carlyn S. Rocazella

EnviroScience, Inc., Northeast Headquarters, Stow, Ohio
Carlyn Rocazella is the crew lead of the vegetation management team with a focus on the treatment of exotic and nonnative plants. She is also the pollinator specialist with a focus in the identification, monitoring, and conservation of Midwestern, native bee communities. Carlyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Organismal Biology from Kent State University where she developed her passion for pollinator and bee communities. She has lived in Costa Rica for a cumulative 4 months as a research assistant studying the specific relationships of Neotropical bees and the local plant communities within the Palo Verde National Park. After her return to the States, she worked for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where she identified and curated their collection of North American bees. Following this, she worked with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a member of their vegetation management crew and acted as their weekly pollinator survey crew lead. Her main responsibilities at EnviroScience include native habitat restoration, pollinator habitat assessment and installation, and performing population surveys for common and endangered bee populations. Carlyn has extensive experience in the research process, including preparing methodologies and executing field work necessary for high-quality data acquisition. Additionally, Carlyn is skilled in a variety of insect surveying methods with a focus on sweep netting, pit-fall trapping, malaise trapping, as well as other techniques. She currently has a scientific collection permit with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources for her consultancy work with the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and will soon hold her scientific collection permit with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to perform similar work on a federal scale. Carlyn is passionate about giving presentations about the importance of pollinators and works regularly to educate and excite others about these critical species.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Deep Dive into Invasive Landscape Plants

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course explores the origins of invasive plants in the US, their effects on local habitats, their negative and positive qualities, human impacts on spreading invasive plants, and how invasive plants can be prevented, managed, and/or eradicated.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be proficient in common plant terms in order to understand and communicate with plant experts, colleagues, and clients when discussing landscaping plans and/or problems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe common traits of invasive plants, how they were introduced (intentional or accidental), their effects on local wildlife habitats, and their negative and positive contributions to local environments.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how human influences affect the spread of invasive plants.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe methods to prevent, manage, and eradicate invasive plants, including solarization, cut and flood, herbicides, natural predators, and disease.

LUs: 1.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and landscaping practices

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:   TBD

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $110.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

HalfMoon will mail you these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

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HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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