Invasive and Native Species Resources in Kennebec County

 Invasive Species

   
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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 

 

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.

 

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 Kennebec County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Kennebec 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 (144)
There are 144 resources serving Kennebec County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Kennebec 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
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
Mike Fournier - PMC Manager (acting) - 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
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
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
Invasive species forum set - Mount Desert Islander
5/26/2018 4:03:26 PM
Mount Desert Islander Invasive species forum set Mount Desert Islander MOUNT DESERT — A forum on invasive species will take place at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m.. The keynote speaker is Colleen Teerling, a Maine Forest Service entomologist. Area land managers will give ...

Grim warning for lobster, clam fisheries - Biddeford Journal Tribune
5/26/2018 6:51:03 AM
Biddeford Journal Tribune Grim warning for lobster, clam fisheries Biddeford Journal Tribune And without an “introduction of some revolutionary thinking to the clam industry,” Beal said, Maine may not have much of an industry left in the near future as one of the most voracious invasive species in Maine , the green crab, spreads and multiplies ...

Invasive seaweed in Gulf of Maine may threaten fish who need protection from predators, report says - The Boston Globe
5/25/2018 1:29:21 PM
The Boston Globe Invasive seaweed in Gulf of Maine may threaten fish who need protection from predators, report says The Boston Globe As invasive species of seaweed take over some areas of the ocean off Maine , certain fish could be at risk of losing protection from predators, according to researchers at the University of New Hampshire. In a study recently published in the Journal of ...

Invasive seaweed makes fish change their behavior - Science Daily
5/23/2018 2:56:15 AM
Science Daily Invasive seaweed makes fish change their behavior Science Daily "Our results suggest that the refuge-seeking behavior of the cunner may be impacted by the ongoing shift we have seen in our earlier studies of the increased dominance of the Dasysiphonia japonica (invasive seaweed) in the southern Gulf of Maine ," said ...

Don't be fooled by these pretty invasive flowers that are bad for Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/21/2018 5:19:22 PM
Bangor Daily News Don't be fooled by these pretty invasive flowers that are bad for Maine Bangor Daily News “All home gardeners and homeowners and people who care for landscapes are really the first line of defense when it comes to invasive species . Keeping an eye out will be a great public service that home gardeners can do.” Of the three, perhaps yellow ...

Farming clams in Maine could help save them from climate change - Bangor Daily News
5/17/2018 6:03:11 AM
Bangor Daily News Farming clams in Maine could help save them from climate change Bangor Daily News Burying your head in the sand isn't the answer.” There has been some effort over the past several years to put a dent in Maine's growing population of green crabs, an invasive species that has been in Maine since the 1800s but whose numbers have soared ...

Engagement and Challenges at Hope Elementary School's 7th Grade Invasive Species Project - Natural Resources Council of Maine (press release) (blog)
5/16/2018 5:33:45 PM
Natural Resources Council of Maine (press release) (blog) Engagement and Challenges at Hope Elementary School's 7th Grade Invasive Species Project Natural Resources Council of Maine (press release) (blog) On two separate occasions, Denise spoke to the class about invasive species in Maine , her work within the DEP, and how to conduct a biological survey and proper methods to recover samples. The students found Denise to be a wealth of knowledge; she ...

Maine Audubon to celebrate Rachel Carson's legacy - The Forecaster
5/15/2018 1:34:14 PM
The Forecaster Maine Audubon to celebrate Rachel Carson's legacy The Forecaster “Emissaries such as Rachel Carson and Dr. Steingraber have helped to effectively make the case for eliminating toxins, reducing our carbon footprint and trying to eradicate invasive species ,” but, she said, anyone can take steps to restore the ecology ...

Serving up some off-the-beaten-path seafood - WGME
5/14/2018 11:00:53 PM
WGME Serving up some off-the-beaten-path seafood WGME The invasive species is thriving in the Gulf of Maine , wreaking havoc on Maine's second-most lucrative seafood: soft shell clams. Green crabs can eat up to 40 half-inch clams a day, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The Brunswick ...

Scientists say Maine's lobster boom won't last. Here are the fisheries coming next. - Bangor Daily News
5/13/2018 11:29:17 AM
Bangor Daily News Scientists say Maine's lobster boom won't last. Here are the fisheries coming next. Bangor Daily News In 2014, the state relaxed restrictions on harvesting green crabs with a goal of putting a dent in invasive species ' growing presence in Maine . The crabs have had a significant impact on the state's softshell clam industry, which has produced between ... and more »

Native Species News Items
Are you ready to battle biting bugs in the outdoors? - North Platte Telegraph
5/27/2018 4:05:34 AM
North Platte Telegraph Are you ready to battle biting bugs in the outdoors? North Platte Telegraph Most Lyme disease cases come from 13 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine , Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin. Roughly 96 percent of Lyme disease cases are reported in ... Preventing tick bites | Ticks | CDC CDC Contact Irritancy and Toxicity of Permethrin-Treated Clothing for Ixodes scapularis, Amblyomma americanum, and ... Oxford Journals - Oxford University Press Tick bite protection: New CDC study adds to the promise of permethrin-treated clothing EurekAlert all 149 news articles »

Climate change is putting extra pressure on New England's forests - Yale Climate Connections
5/24/2018 7:13:57 AM
Yale Climate Connections Climate change is putting extra pressure on New England's forests Yale Climate Connections Towering oaks in southern Connecticut give way to majestic sugar maples in Maine . D'Amato: ... But they're under pressure from many threats, such as deforestation for development, logging, non- native species , over-browsing by deer, and forest diseases.

Refuge celebrates Endangered Species Day on Saturday - The Daily News of Newburyport
5/18/2018 3:04:42 AM
The Daily News of Newburyport Refuge celebrates Endangered Species Day on Saturday The Daily News of Newburyport ... to teach visitors about this native species . Katie Banks, known as “The Monarch Gardner,” will show visitors how to plant seeds for butterflies. Refuge volunteer Emmalee Tarry will give presentations on whales of the Gulf of Maine with special ... and more »

School Says Goodbye To Buckthorn - Daily North Shore
5/16/2018 12:47:28 PM
Daily North Shore School Says Goodbye To Buckthorn Daily North Shore On May 9, Dr. Ann Maine , President, Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFP) joined MSLF students for the culmination of this year long initiative. Dr. Maine talked about the importance of the work the students ... The impact of the balance between ...

Native Plants Attract Birds, Bees and Curious Neighbors - ecoRI news
5/16/2018 10:07:39 AM
ecoRI news Native Plants Attract Birds, Bees and Curious Neighbors ecoRI news It looks like it should be in the desert.” I tell her it's native here, clear up to Maine . But we don't enjoy the bright flowers very long. The wild turkeys and their young stroll by to eat them. After a few years, we're seeing which native species ...

Green crab predation identified as cause of Maine clam decline - Phys.Org
5/16/2018 8:30:21 AM
Phys.Org Green crab predation identified as cause of Maine clam decline Phys.Org But even native species such as milky ribbon worms are having a significant impact on clam populations. "Results suggest that current predation rates are so severe that less than 0.01 percent of juvenile clams survive beyond their first year," says Beal.

Maine Audubon to celebrate Rachel Carson's legacy - The Forecaster
5/15/2018 1:34:14 PM
The Forecaster Maine Audubon to celebrate Rachel Carson's legacy The Forecaster That's in part why the Environmental Health Strategy Center in Portland and Maine Audubon in Falmouth are offering a program on Rachel Carson, considered by many to be the mother of the modern-day environmental movement. The talk, entitled “Celebration ...

The Most Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts: Cheap But Deep - Vogue.com
5/10/2018 5:26:40 PM
Vogue.com The Most Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts: Cheap But Deep Vogue.com Author Jessica Kerwin-Jenkins, along with 11-year-old Vivi and 8-year-old Tsega, will join mothers and children in Blue Hill, Maine , at the local grange hall, where a brunch of blueberry pancakes will be served. “Then, I'll be ready to hit the garden ...

'Conservation of Native Bees in Maine' program June 12 at Schoodic Institute - Bangor Daily News
5/2/2018 9:39:38 AM
'Conservation of Native Bees in Maine ' program June 12 at Schoodic Institute Bangor Daily News She studies bees in Maine , Hawaii, and wherever she goes, including eastern Cuba. With colleagues, she recently published a new Maine county checklist of the native bees of Maine , and helped document 270 native species for the state. She completed a ... and more »