Invasive and Native Species Resources in Hancock County

 Invasive Species

   
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Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS)

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS) is a resource for information on non-native (or exotic) species that occur in coastal marine waters of the United States. National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS), developed by the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, provides comprehensive information on approximately 500 introduced marine and estuarine species of invertebrates and algae with established populations in the continental United States.  Designed for a diverse audience, from researchers and resource managers to students and the public, NEMESIS is a portal for access to general or specific information on introduced marine species in the United States.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)

The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England's (IPANE) mission is to create a comprehensive web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England that will be continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The database will facilitate education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management. An important focus of the project is the early detection of, and rapid response to, new invasions.

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Maine Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plant Management
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The intent of the Maine Citizens’ Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plant Management is to provide the information necessary to write and implement an action plan that effectively manages invasive aquatic plant (IAP) infestations.

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

What is White Nose Syndrome in Bats and Why Does it Matter?

“White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating disease of hibernating bats that has caused the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history. Since it was first discovered in 2006, WNS has infected six species of insect-eating bats in the northeastern and southern U.S., causing declines approaching 100% in some populations; estimated losses have exceeded 5.5 million bats from 2006 to 2012.

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (47)
There are 47 resources serving Hancock County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Hancock County
Biologists / Ecologists
Allen Starr
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Charles Hulsey
- Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Douglas Kane
- Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
E. Ann Poole, CWS
Poole Ecological & Environmental Consultancy - Principal - Hillsborough, NH
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
James Hall
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Asst. Regional Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Mark Caron
- Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Scott Lindsay
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Scott McLellan
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME

 Native Species

   
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NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (147)
There are 147 resources serving Hancock County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Hancock County
Biologists / Ecologists
Allen Starr
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Charles Hulsey
- Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Douglas Kane
- Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
E. Ann Poole, CWS
Poole Ecological & Environmental Consultancy - Principal - Hillsborough, NH
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
James Hall
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Jeff Littleton
Moosewood Ecological - Chesterfield, NH
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Asst. Regional Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Mark Caron
- Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Scott Lindsay
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Scott McLellan
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Fisheries Biologists
Brian Campbell
- Biology Specialist - Enfield, ME
Brian Lewis
- Biologist Specialist - Gray, ME
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
Dave Boucher
- Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Dave Howatt
- Biology Specialist - Strong, ME
Derrick Cote
- Biology Specialist - Ashland, ME
Francis Brautigam
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Frank Frost
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Gordon (Nels) Kramer
- Regional Biologist - Enfield, ME
Gregory Burr
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
James Lucas
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
James Pellerin
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Jason Seiders
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Jeff Bagley
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Joseph Overlock
- Biology Specialist - Jonesboro, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Robert VanRiper
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Scott Davis
- Biology Specialist - Sidney, ME
Steve Seeback
- Biologist Specialist - Greenville, ME
Timothy Obrey
- Regional Biologist - Greenville, ME
Native Species Nurseries
A.C. Parsons Landscaping & Garden Center
Allen C. Parsons, Jr. - Owner/Operator - West Tremont, ME
Alden Longfellow's Greenhouses
- Farmingdale, ME
Alheri Gardens
- Gray, ME
Beddington Ridge
Ron & Carol Varin - Beddington, ME
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Broadway Gardens Greenhouses
- South Portland, ME
C & G Growers
- Sedgwick, ME
Carter's Farm Market
- Oxford, ME
Coastal Landscaping & Garden Center, Inc
David and Carol Bridges - York, ME
Cranberry Creations
John Harker, Debra Parry - Mt. Vernon, ME
D. R. Struck Landscape Nursery
- Winthrop, ME
DeerWood Farm & Gardens
Beverly and Brian Hendricks - Waterford, ME
Down to Earth Gardens
- Woodland, ME
Dublin Gardens
- Trenton, ME
Dyer’s Greenhouse & Nursery
- Brunswick, ME
Eldredge Lumber and Hardware
- York, ME
Estabrook's
- Kennebunk, ME
Fedco Seeds
- Waterville, ME
Fieldstone Gardens, Inc
- Vassalboro, ME
Gingerbread Farm Perennials
- Wayne, ME
Houlton Grown Perennials
- Houlton, ME
Islandscaping Garden Center
- Southwest Harbor, ME
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Log Cabin Perennials
- Saco, ME
Longfellow’s Greenhouses
Scott Longfellow - Owner - Manchester, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
McClure’s Tree Nursery
- Kingfield, ME
McLaughlin Garden & Homestead
- South Paris, ME
Moody's Nursery and Garden Center
- Saco, ME
O’Donal’s Nursery, LLC
- Gorham, ME
Old Stage Farm
- Lovell, ME
Paradis Nursery & Garden Center
- Sidney, ME
Plainview Farm
- North Yarmouth, ME
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Plants Unlimited
Hammon Buck - Rockport, ME
Pooh Corner Farm
- Mason Township, ME
Provencher’s Landscape & Nursery Inc.
- Lewiston, ME
Rainbow Gardens
- Damariscotta, ME
Risbara's Greenhouse
Peter and Claudia Risbara - Portland, ME
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Ridge Perennials
- Orland, ME
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Shaker Hill Nursery
- Poland Spring, ME
Skillin's Greenhouses, Inc
- Falmouth, ME
Snug Harbor Farm
- Kennebunk, ME
Springvale Nurseries
Mike Tero & Kelly Tarbox - Sanford, ME
Sunnyside Gardens
- Turner, ME
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Green Thumb
- Rockport, ME
Trees To Please
- Norridgewock, ME
Wild Iris Herb Farm
- York, ME
Wild Seed Project
- Portland, ME
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Windswept Gardens
- Bangor, ME
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big Flats Plant Materials Center
Shawnna Clark - PMC Manager - Corning, NY
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Gingerbread Farm Perennials
- Wayne, ME
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wild Seed Project
- Portland, ME
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
WoodPrairie Farm
Jim & Megan Gerritsen - Bridgewater, ME
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Michael Goehle
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Amherst, NY
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blaine N. Miller
Dirigo Timberland Management - Owner - North Anson, ME
Boyle Associates
James Boyle - President - Gorham, ME
David Wardrop
Golden Forestry Services - President - Veazie, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, ME
Jonathan Milne
- Environmental Consultant - Sidney, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Newleaf Environmental LLC
Lance D. Ebel - Wildlife Biologist - Newfield, NY
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Species Best Management Practices (11)
Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

 

Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

A Landowner’s Guide to New England Cottontail Habitat Management
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New England’s only native cottontail rabbit species is in peril. Over the past few decades, the New England cottontail has seen significant declines throughout its range, and the ongoing trend of habitat loss will further threaten the species in coming years.

 

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.

 

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Maine Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

Invasive Species News Items
Rockland Sets Temporary Limit On Cruise Ship Visits - Maine Public
8/14/2018 12:26:43 PM
Maine Public Rockland Sets Temporary Limit On Cruise Ship Visits Maine Public One resident likened the ships to an “ invasive species .” This is not the first time residents have flocked to City Hall to express their concern about cruise ships. In May, the council received a petition signed by residents and nonresidents asking for ... and more »

Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock - Bangor Daily News
8/14/2018 8:50:04 AM
Bangor Daily News Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock Bangor Daily News John Brautigam, an attorney for Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, is expected to argue that the court order from Justice William Stokes makes it clear that the already-budgeted money can be used to fund campaigns for qualified MCEA candidates ... and more »

Letter: Kavanaugh is a threat to health protections - The Forecaster
8/13/2018 8:19:31 AM
Letter: Kavanaugh is a threat to health protections The Forecaster In Maine , the nightmare of climate change is already here. Warming oceans, eroding shorelines, acidifying seawater, invasive species and increasing disease-bearing tick populations – all fueled by carbon pollution-driven climate change – threaten our ...

Shorebird populations are disappearing rapidly - Bangor Daily News
8/10/2018 1:01:09 AM
Bangor Daily News Shorebird populations are disappearing rapidly Bangor Daily News For nearly 30 years, Lindsay has been a biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Sad to say, she'll be leaving the department ... Warmer seasons allow colonization by invasive species . Conditions favor predators. The snow ...

How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive - Bangor Daily News
8/8/2018 2:13:00 PM
Bangor Daily News How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive Bangor Daily News It is established as far north as Nova Scotia, as far south as South Carolina and as far west as Montana, according to the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Today, the invasive species is found in all six New England states and has been ...

Eurasia Milfoil Found on Maine's Cobbosseecontee Lake - U.S. News & World Report
8/8/2018 12:26:39 AM
Eurasia Milfoil Found on Maine's Cobbosseecontee Lake U.S. News & World Report This is the second Maine water body with Eurasian milfoil. The other is a 28-acre pond in Scarborough. Officials say the discovery highlights the risks of invasive species including plants, fish, and other organisms such as zebra mussels. Copyright ... and more »

Rare invasive plant found in central Cobbossee Lake - Lewiston Sun Journal
8/7/2018 6:57:40 PM
PenBayPilot.com Rare invasive plant found in central Cobbossee Lake Lewiston Sun Journal The infestation of Eurasian water milfoil was discovered late last month by surveyors from the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed in the key central Maine lake, according to a news release Tuesday from the Maine Department of Environmental protection ... Invasive milfoil detected in Winthrop lake: Clean, drain, and dry when launching and taking out boats PenBayPilot.com all 6 news articles »

Scientists dip into Pope's Island waters for invasive species count - SouthCoastToday.com
7/23/2018 5:16:59 PM
SouthCoastToday.com Scientists dip into Pope's Island waters for invasive species count SouthCoastToday.com NEW BEDFORD — Marine scientists from around New England stepped onto the docks at Pope's Island Marina on Monday to collect samples for a long-term survey of invasive species from Massachusetts to Maine . They spent an hour pulling up masses of ...

Aggressive Crabs From Nova Scotia Migrating to Maine Waters - NECN
7/16/2018 4:30:03 PM
NECN Aggressive Crabs From Nova Scotia Migrating to Maine Waters NECN If you thought the green crabs in Maine were bad, wait until you meet the ones from Nova Scotia. A more aggressive form of the invasive species has been migrating south and is living in Maine waters. The Canadian crabs could make the green crab problem ...

Native Species News Items
Invasive seaweed solution may be at hand - Scarborough Leader
8/10/2018 10:55:56 AM
Invasive seaweed solution may be at hand Scarborough Leader ... Heterosiphonia japonica — first began showing up along the Maine coast in 2012. It is believed to have hitched a ride on Chinese or Japanese ships, and left in the area by the discharge of ballast waters. Apart from threatening to choke out native ...

How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive - Bangor Daily News
8/8/2018 2:13:00 PM
Bangor Daily News How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive Bangor Daily News “Barberry thickets actually make a pretty good habitat, not just for ticks but for some of their host species,” Susan Elias, a research associate at the Lyme and Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in ...

Why Canada's striped bass explosion isn't a concern on the Penobscot - Bangor Daily News
7/26/2018 6:05:17 AM
Bangor Daily News Why Canada's striped bass explosion isn't a concern on the Penobscot Bangor Daily News “Stripers are a native species , so they co-evolved with all the other 11 migratory fish in Maine , such as Atlantic salmon. There is no evidence or record that one native fish species is going to wipe out another, though fish populations are naturally ...

Tracking water-borne invaders - The Salem News
7/24/2018 6:36:39 PM
The Salem News Tracking water-borne invaders The Salem News On Wednesday, they were scheduled to visit a site in Maine . ... To Pappal, space in the marine world "is at a premium, and if you have someone moving in, taking up that space, that might be taking space away from another native species ," Pappal said.

Meadow restoration class offered - Boothbay Register
7/24/2018 4:07:37 PM
Boothbay Register Meadow restoration class offered Boothbay Register “I want to give our native species a place back in our landscape so that they can send their genetic descendants into the future and be a part of the new landscapes of Maine ,” she writes. “I also want them because they are beautiful and connect us to ...

Scientists dip into Pope's Island waters for invasive species count - SouthCoastToday.com
7/23/2018 5:16:59 PM
SouthCoastToday.com Scientists dip into Pope's Island waters for invasive species count SouthCoastToday.com NEW BEDFORD — Marine scientists from around New England stepped onto the docks at Pope's Island Marina on Monday to collect samples for a long-term survey of invasive species from Massachusetts to Maine . They spent an hour pulling up masses of ...

Rabies and Red Flags - Times Record
7/19/2018 1:56:58 PM
Rabies and Red Flags Times Record Welcome to a new Maine , where the way life should be is having to become far more accepting of the way life will be. It's commonly said that if you don't like Maine weather just wait a ... Animal, insect and plant refugees from climate change ... and more »

Invasive green crabs from Canada pose threat to Maine's shellfish industry - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
7/16/2018 11:25:26 AM
NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Invasive green crabs from Canada pose threat to Maine's shellfish industry NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ DMR wants to reduce the population of the green crab because they are so destructive and because they are a non- native species . Maine Department of Marine Resources is working with industry, academe, and municipal shellfish programs to monitor and ... and more »