Invasive and Native Species Resources in Androscoggin County

 Invasive Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Controlling Invasive Species
By:

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 (39)
There are 39 resources serving Androscoggin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Androscoggin County
Biologists / Ecologists
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, 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
John Pratte
- Asst. Regional Biologist/Swan Island Manager - Sidney, ME
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendall Marden
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Wes Ashe
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, 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
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
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
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, 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 (128)
There are 128 resources serving Androscoggin County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Androscoggin County
Biologists / Ecologists
Arlen Lovewell
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Ashland, ME
Deborah Perkins, M.S.
First Light Wildlife Habitats - Wildlife Biologist - Poland Spring, 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
John Pratte
- Asst. Regional Biologist/Swan Island Manager - Sidney, ME
Judy Camuso
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
Katie Cousins
SFPNA Sustainable Forestry Program - Forester, Biologist - Skowhegan, ME
Keel Kemper
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendal Marden
- Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Kendall Marden
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Robert Cordes
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Ryan Robicheau
- Biologist (Land Management) - Sidney, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME
Thomas Schaeffer
- Regional Biologist - Jonesboro, ME
Wes Ashe
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc
NE/Mid-Atlantic Region - Waterbury, VT
Fisheries Biologists
Cobscook Bay Resource Center
Will Hopkins - Eastport, ME
Dave Boucher
- Regional Biologist - Strong, ME
Francis Brautigam
- Regional Biologist - Gray, ME
James Lucas
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, ME
Jason Seiders
- Asst. Regional Biologist - Sidney, 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
Scott Davis
- Biology Specialist - Sidney, 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
Gammon Landscape Nursery, Inc
- Auburn, 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
- 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
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
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
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
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
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Augusta, ME
Merlin Benner
Wildlife Specialists, LLC - President - Wellsboro, PA
Rodney Kelshaw
Boyle Associates Environmental Consulting - Wildlife Bilogist - Gorham, ME
Steven Young
- Certified Wildlife Biologist - FRENCHVILLE, ME

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Species Best Management Practices (12)
Cooperative Conservation: Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
By:

This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Controlling Invasive Species
By:

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
By:

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

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Invasive Species News Items
Brown-tail moth info session in Bangor this week - WABI
3/18/2019 7:49:55 PM
Brown-tail moth info session in Bangor this week    WABI An informational session on an invasive species causing issues here in Maine will be held this week in Bangor.

Climate bills call for Maine to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels - Press Herald
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Climate bills call for Maine to reduce emissions to 80% below 1990 levels    Press Herald AUGUSTA — Maine scientists, fishermen and environmentalists urged lawmakers Wednesday to embrace a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 ...

Browntail moth about to wreak havoc - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
3/11/2019 9:41:00 PM
Browntail moth about to wreak havoc    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ AUGUSTA, Maine — An invasive species known as the Browntail Moth is about to cause some big problems in the State of Maine. Browntails can cause rashes ...

Invasive species forum with entomologist, Colleen Teerling — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
3/7/2019 4:37:49 PM
Invasive species forum with entomologist, Colleen Teerling — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Neighborhood House will give a talk on invasive plants and insects 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at 1 Kimball Rd. Colleen Teerling, ...

Your Questions About Italy's GMO Mosquito Experiment, Answered - Maine Public
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Your Questions About Italy's GMO Mosquito Experiment, Answered    Maine Public In February, scientists started releasing genetically engineered mosquitoes in a high-security laboratory in Terni, Italy. NPR was the only news.

Protect the North Woods. Stop the Transmission Line. - Environment Maine
2/27/2019 11:22:33 AM
Protect the North Woods. Stop the Transmission Line.    Environment Maine Central Maine Power is proposing to transport energy from a Canadian energy company, Hydro-Quebec, in a 145 mile long transmission line which would cut ...

Maine's lobster industry braces for 'catastrophic' cuts to bait fish catch - Bangor Daily News
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's lobster industry braces for 'catastrophic' cuts to bait fish catch    Bangor Daily News BRUNSWICK, Maine — For the second year in a row, federal regulators have dramatically reduced the amount of Atlantic herring fishermen can haul after ...

New field guide highlights ecological and economic importance of grasses and rushes - Bangor Daily News
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
New field guide highlights ecological and economic importance of grasses and rushes    Bangor Daily News TOPSHAM — Stantec, a global design and engineering firm, has partnered with the Maine Natural History Observatory and the Maine Natural Areas Program to ...

Berries can feed lingering bluebirds in the wintertime - Bangor Daily News
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Berries can feed lingering bluebirds in the wintertime    Bangor Daily News Winter bluebirds have a habit of surprising Mainers all over the state. They are hardier than folks expect.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

Maine biologists ask for reports of invasive stink bug - WMTW Portland
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine biologists ask for reports of invasive stink bug    WMTW Portland Maine state biologists are asking for help finding population of stink bugs. Scientists with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said the ...

Biologists puzzled by Lake Champlain salmon decline — New England — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
12/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Biologists puzzled by Lake Champlain salmon decline — New England — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News Whatever the reason for the decline, Lake Champlain fishing guide Brian Dunkling said he's noticed the drop.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

Fleshy, gelatinous blobs are invading the Maine coastline - BGR
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fleshy, gelatinous blobs are invading the Maine coastline    BGR There are lots of interesting things to see if you stick your head under the ocean waves. There's neat fish and crabs and, well, a whole bunch of other magical ...

Regional Regulators Vote For 3-Year Closure Of Maine Shrimp Fishery - New England Public Radio
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Regional Regulators Vote For 3-Year Closure Of Maine Shrimp Fishery    New England Public Radio A panel of regulators from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts voted Friday to put a three-year moratorium on the commercial fishery for Northern Shrimp ...

Creatures with 'pancake batter'-like appearance found off Maine: They're 'scary to swim around' - Fox News
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Creatures with 'pancake batter'-like appearance found off Maine: They're 'scary to swim around'    Fox News Sea squirts are flourishing off the coast of Maine as temperatures in the Gulf of Maine steadily increase. They may sound cute, but they could cause a ...

A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine Non-native honeysuckle shrubs dominate this forest understory and have choked out native plants on Ricker Hill in Poland Spring, Maine. You can see this for ...

Vital to the region's waters, kelp is suffering as the Gulf of Maine warms - The Boston Globe
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Vital to the region's waters, kelp is suffering as the Gulf of Maine warms    The Boston Globe EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine — Doug Rasher reached into the briny chop of the Damariscotta River and pulled out a blade of caramel-colored kelp. The ragged ...

Editorial: About those NH and Maine ballot questions - Foster's Daily Democrat
11/4/2018 2:00:00 AM
Editorial: About those NH and Maine ballot questions    Foster's Daily Democrat Voters in New Hampshire and Maine will be asked to assess several ballot questions at the polls Nov. 6 and we are guessing most people have only a vague ...

Diver finds Maine lobster off Southern California waters - The Mercury News
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Diver finds Maine lobster off Southern California waters    The Mercury News Well, that's an odd sight. That's what diver Jim McKeeman remembers thinking last Saturday when he came across a crustacean that was a long – very long ...

Angry Canadian crabs invade coast of Maine - Mother Nature Network
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Angry Canadian crabs invade coast of Maine    Mother Nature Network Hyper-aggressive Canadian green crabs are wreaking havoc on East Coast ecosystems.

Invasive Species Expert: Green Crab Threat in Maine May Be Greater Than Feared - Newswise
9/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Species Expert: Green Crab Threat in Maine May Be Greater Than Feared    Newswise An aggressive form of the invasive green crab, typically found in Canadian waters, is threatening the coastal ecosystem of Maine as waters warm and the crabs ...

Maine nonprofit awarded NOAA grant to develop green crab market - SeafoodSource
9/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine nonprofit awarded NOAA grant to develop green crab market    SeafoodSource Maine, U.S.A.-based Manomet has been awarded a grant to continue developing a market for invasive European green crabs.

Invasive beetle – the dreaded emerald ash borer – arrives in York County - Press Herald
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive beetle – the dreaded emerald ash borer – arrives in York County    Press Herald Entomologists confirmed a destructive species of beetle has been found in York County, officials from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and ...

How will Bath fight destructive winter moths? Unleash the parasitic flies - Press Herald
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
How will Bath fight destructive winter moths? Unleash the parasitic flies    Press Herald BATH — As part of the ongoing battle against winter moths in the midcoast region, an entomologist with the Maine Forest *Service* placed hundreds of parasitic ...

Second invasive plant found in Cobbossee - Lewiston Sun Journal
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Second invasive plant found in Cobbossee    Lewiston Sun Journal MANCHESTER — State officials recently discovered European frogbit, an invasive water plant, growing in Maine for the first time. They found the infestation just ...

European frogbit, an invasive water plant, discovered in Maine for first time - Press Herald
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
European frogbit, an invasive water plant, discovered in Maine for first time    Press Herald The frogbit was found in Cobbossee Lake, where another invasive species, Eurasian water milfoil, was recently discovered.

Turning Maine's Invasive Crab Problem Into a Potential Tasty Profit - NECN
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Turning Maine's Invasive Crab Problem Into a Potential Tasty Profit    NECN Some scientists have a suggestion for pesky invasive green crabs that have been migrating to Maine waters and that is to eat them.

Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA - U.S. EPA.gov
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA    U.S. EPA.gov BOSTON – Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grant funding to help ...

Shorebird populations are disappearing rapidly — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Shorebird populations are disappearing rapidly — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News Dozens of shorebird species are passing through Maine right now. Visit a local mudflat and marvel at this migration miracle while you can.. Maine news, sports ...

Eurasia milfoil found on Maine's Cobbosseecontee Lake - WMTW Portland
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Eurasia milfoil found on Maine's Cobbosseecontee Lake    WMTW Portland The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed the presence of an aggressive type of milfoil in part of Cobbosseecontee Lake.

Invasive wild parsnip plant leaves New England woman with severe burns - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive wild parsnip plant leaves New England woman with severe burns    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Charlotte Murphy, of Essex, says she ran into a wild parsnip plant in Bennington around the end of June that left her with second-degree burns.

Aggressive Crabs From Nova Scotia Migrating to Maine Waters - NECN
7/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Aggressive Crabs From Nova Scotia Migrating to Maine Waters    NECN A more aggressive form of green crabs have been migrating south from Nova Scotia and is living in Maine waters. The Canadian crabs could make the green ...

Video: Green crabs' crabbier cousins pushing into Maine waters - Press Herald
7/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Video: Green crabs' crabbier cousins pushing into Maine waters    Press Herald BIDDEFORD — There's bad news on the horizon for coastal Maine regions already beset by green crabs: the destructive buggers could soon become, literally, ...

Maine Middle School Students Spend Year on Projects to Learn about Local Environments - Natural Resources Council of Maine
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine Middle School Students Spend Year on Projects to Learn about Local Environments    Natural Resources Council of Maine Middle school students and their teachers from eight schools worked on projects funded through the Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Maine DEP invasive milfoil warning - WABI
7/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Maine DEP invasive milfoil warning    WABI Maine (WABI) - As folks head out on Maine's lakes, the state is asking boaters to be mindful of milfoil. As Joy Hollowell reports, a recent discovery of the invasive ...

Loranger Students Create Trail Map | Students Engaging in the Nature of Maine - Natural Resources Council of Maine
6/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Loranger Students Create Trail Map | Students Engaging in the Nature of Maine    Natural Resources Council of Maine Loranger students attended the Conservation Commission meeting at Old Orchard Beach Town Hall to present results of their Trail Map Project.

Contact with toxic browntail moth cocoons can cause blistery rash, state warns - WGME
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Contact with toxic browntail moth cocoons can cause blistery rash, state warns    WGME STATEWIDE (BDN) --Maine officials are warning residents to be very careful before removing the cocoons of the browntail moth, a toxic, invasive species that is ...

At 93, botanist Pixie Williams is still volunteering to protect Maine's lakes - Press Herald
6/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
At 93, botanist Pixie Williams is still volunteering to protect Maine's lakes    Press Herald TOPSHAM — At 93, botanist Mary “Pixie” Williams is the oldest volunteer with Lake Stewards of Maine. But she's also one of the busiest; she's midway through ...

Green Crab Summit seeks creative uses and solutions for invasive pest - SeafoodSource
6/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Green Crab Summit seeks creative uses and solutions for invasive pest    SeafoodSource Business, nonprofits, and more all met in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. to discuss creative solutions to stem the tide of invasive European green crabs.

How to Slow an Invasive Species? Turn It Into Gourmet Food - U.S. News & World Report
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
How to Slow an Invasive Species? Turn It Into Gourmet Food    U.S. News & World Report PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists, fishermen and chefs are gathering in Maine to brainstorm uses for pesky green crabs that are plaguing New England ...

Invasive seaweed in Gulf of Maine may threaten fish, report says - The Boston Globe
5/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive seaweed in Gulf of Maine may threaten fish, 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 ...

Climate change to have drastic effects on Gulf of Maine lobster and clam fisheries, studies say - Press Herald
5/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Climate change to have drastic effects on Gulf of Maine lobster and clam fisheries, studies say    Press Herald AUGUSTA — Two new scientific studies are highlighting the current and future impacts that rising ocean temperatures will have on lobster, clams and other ...

Engagement and Challenges at Hope Elementary School's 7th Grade Invasive Species Project - Natural Resources Council of Maine
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Engagement and Challenges at Hope Elementary School's 7th Grade Invasive Species Project    Natural Resources Council of Maine The last seven weeks at Hope Elementary School have been full of lesson plans and practical experiences to get the students prepared for their field study by ...

Scientists say Maine's lobster boom won't last. Here are the fisheries coming next. - Bangor Daily News
5/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Scientists say Maine's lobster boom won't last. Here are the fisheries coming next.    Bangor Daily News Many in Maine have been looking south to see what kind of emerging species other fishermen are catching as climate change disrupts the environment.. Maine ...

SCORES & OUTDOORS: Brown-tail moth, immigrant from Europe, invasive to Maine coast - Town Line
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
SCORES & OUTDOORS: Brown-tail moth, immigrant from Europe, invasive to Maine coast    Town Line by Roland D. Hallee - The brown-tail moth caterpillar has tiny poisonous hairs that cause rashes similar to poison ivy on sensitive individuals. Rashes may ...

Maine to release moth-eating flies to control invasive pest - Bangor Daily News
11/29/2017 3:00:00 AM
Maine to release moth-eating flies to control invasive pest    Bangor Daily News Courtesy of Maine Forest *Service*. An adult male winter moth is easily distinguished from a female winter moth because females have stunted wings that render ...

Fort Williams, and just about everywhere else in Maine, struggles with invasive plants - Press Herald
7/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Fort Williams, and just about everywhere else in Maine, struggles with invasive plants    Press Herald When I learned that Kelly Corbin of the Wild Seed Project was leading a walk through part of Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, I wanted to attend for two ...

George Smith: Maine is not doing enough about invasive fish - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
4/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
George Smith: Maine is not doing enough about invasive fish    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Plants are getting all the attention, but fish are a bigger problem.

Gardeners, Be Aware — Popular Species Among List of Invasive Plants to Come Off Market - MainePublic.org
3/30/2017 3:00:00 AM
Gardeners, Be Aware — Popular Species Among List of Invasive Plants to Come Off Market    MainePublic.org Time is running out for nearly three dozen popular garden plants in Maine, and it's not because another snowstorm is on the way.

Alligators make a splash, but invasive species pose greater risk in Maine - Press Herald
3/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Alligators make a splash, but invasive species pose greater risk in Maine    Press Herald The discovery of five alligators in a taxi attracted a lot of attention in Augusta Tuesday, but such exotic animals pose relatively little risk in Maine compared with ...

Maine set to enact banned plants list - Press Herald
12/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Maine set to enact banned plants list    Press Herald It will be illegal to sell nearly three dozen types of plants and trees in Maine if a new rule banning invasive terrestrial plants is adopted by the state. The rule ...

Why Green Crabs Are Invading the East Coast - Motherboard
8/8/2016 3:00:00 AM
Why Green Crabs Are Invading the East Coast    Motherboard For a long time, I was almost excited at the prospect of a warming climate in the Gulf of Maine, where I grew up and live today. The gulf is warming faster than 99 ...

An introduction to the invasive species of Maine - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
1/25/2016 3:00:00 AM
An introduction to the invasive species of Maine    The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine By Haley Depner. This is the first article in a four part series. The first article focuses on introducing the concept of invasive species. The remaining articles will ...

Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results - Press Herald
10/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results    Press Herald ntil two years ago, if you had walked down to the shore of Maquoit Bay at low tide, you would have seen a meadow of eelgrass stretching nearly as far as the eye ...

Native Species News Items
It took 9 years to get the sportsman’s license plate - Bangor Daily News
3/15/2019 1:00:00 AM
It took 9 years to get the sportsman’s license plate    Bangor Daily News Nine years after the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine began advocating for a sportsman's license plate, the plates were finally approved by the legislature and ...

Maine RAS farmers spared from extra rules as bill rejected - Undercurrent News
3/13/2019 6:06:00 PM
Maine RAS farmers spared from extra rules as bill rejected    Undercurrent News A bill that would have added extra regulation on land-based salmon farmers in the US state of Maine was roundly rejected by a committee of the state's ...

Kennebec Land Trust lecture series to focus on Maine insects - Lewiston Sun Journal
3/12/2019 10:04:00 AM
Kennebec Land Trust lecture series to focus on Maine insects    Lewiston Sun Journal WAYNE — The Kennebec Land Trust has announced the dates and speakers for its 17th annual conservation lecture series. This year's program is “Maine ...

Commentary: Support for Central Maine Power transmission line is misguided - Press Herald
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Support for Central Maine Power transmission line is misguided    Press Herald We are writing in response to the Feb. 24 editorial in support of Central Maine Power's proposed New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line (“Our ...

This Cape Neddick man wants to adopt your sick orchid - Bangor Daily News
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
This Cape Neddick man wants to adopt your sick orchid    Bangor Daily News He got the orchid bug last fall, when his wife bought him one to celebrate their anniversary.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the ...

This week in history: Yellowstone becomes a National Park - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
This week in history: Yellowstone becomes a National Park    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Yellowstone National Park was established nearly 150 years ago on March 1, 1872. But how much do you know about it?

Planting Native Milkweed and Wildflowers to Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive - The Lincoln County News
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Planting Native Milkweed and Wildflowers to Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive    The Lincoln County News Last fall, when photographer Thomas Slatin and his fiancee, Angie Conklin, visited the Midcoast region of Maine, they and other tourists encountered what the ...

Emily Lord's Forest Journal: Chasing change: Maine's great black hawk and other signs - The Union Leader
1/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Emily Lord's Forest Journal: Chasing change: Maine's great black hawk and other signs    The Union Leader How and why did a great black hawk come all the way to New England? What is it like to be the first of your species to see snow?

Can We Help Our Forests Prepare for Climate Change? - Sierra Magazine
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Can We Help Our Forests Prepare for Climate Change?    Sierra Magazine ON A DECOMMISSIONED naval base in Maine owned by Acadia National Park, about a thousand tree seedlings stand inside a series of wire enclosures, ...

A creature that looks like 'pancake batter' is thriving in the warming Gulf of Maine - Bangor Daily News
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
A creature that looks like 'pancake batter' is thriving in the warming Gulf of Maine    Bangor Daily News Add sea squirts — a variety of small, tube-like marine creatures that live bunched together in colonies — to the list of species that seem to be thriving in the ...

A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats - Natural Resources Council of Maine
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Top Threat to Biodiversity: Invasive Plants | First Light Wildlife Habitats    Natural Resources Council of Maine Non-native honeysuckle shrubs dominate this forest understory and have choked out native plants on Ricker Hill in Poland Spring, Maine. You can see this for ...

To Decrease Bird Kills, Cat Lovers Team Up With Bird Lovers In D.C. Cat Count - Maine Public
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
To Decrease Bird Kills, Cat Lovers Team Up With Bird Lovers In D.C. Cat Count    Maine Public There is a long-simmering, often overheated debate among animal lovers. It pits cat lovers, who want to help feral cats survive outdoors, against bird.

Warming climate expected to bring more people, rising seas to Acadia - Bangor Daily News
10/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Warming climate expected to bring more people, rising seas to Acadia    Bangor Daily News More people, different trees and higher tides are among the things people can expect at Maine's only national park as a result of the changing climate, according ...

Gulf of Maine Water Temperatures Soar Near Record Highs After Ocean 'Heat Wave' - The Weather Channel
9/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Gulf of Maine Water Temperatures Soar Near Record Highs After Ocean 'Heat Wave'    The Weather Channel The Gulf of Maine recorded its second-warmest day on record on Aug. 8. The average sea-surface temperature that day was only 0.05 degrees Fahrenheit ...

Waters off Maine in midst of record year for warmth - Boston.com
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Waters off Maine in midst of record year for warmth    Boston.com PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world's oceans, and they are nearing the end of one of ...

Second invasive plant found in Cobbossee - Lewiston Sun Journal
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Second invasive plant found in Cobbossee    Lewiston Sun Journal MANCHESTER — State officials recently discovered European frogbit, an invasive water plant, growing in Maine for the first time. They found the infestation just ...

European frogbit, an invasive water plant, discovered in Maine for first time - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
European frogbit, an invasive water plant, discovered in Maine for first time    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel The frogbit was found in Cobbossee Lake, where another invasive species, Eurasian water milfoil, was recently discovered.

Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA - U.S. EPA.gov
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Five Star Urban Waters Grants Awarded for Projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut | US EPA    U.S. EPA.gov BOSTON – Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced grant funding to help ...

A guide to reducing light pollution around your home, neighborhood - Press Herald
8/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
A guide to reducing light pollution around your home, neighborhood    Press Herald A few hours north of Portland, dark-sky advocates are pushing to rebrand Maine as a destination for astrotourists, hoping that the largest stretch of light ...

New publication about bees and their New England habitats available - Phys.Org
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
New publication about bees and their New England habitats available    Phys.Org Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called "Bees and ...

Why Canada's striped bass explosion isn't a concern on the Penobscot - Bangor Daily News
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why Canada's striped bass explosion isn't a concern on the Penobscot    Bangor Daily News Over the past few weeks, we've been writing a lot about striped bass. At first, those stories featured enthusiastic anglers on Maine's Penobscot River, where a ...

Alan Caron makes strong commitments on key environmental and conservation issues - Bangor Daily News
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Alan Caron makes strong commitments on key environmental and conservation issues    Bangor Daily News The two independent candidates for governor completed an extensive candidate survey by Maine Audubon, with some great responses, commitments, and ...

Green Crab Summit seeks creative uses and solutions for invasive pest - SeafoodSource
6/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Green Crab Summit seeks creative uses and solutions for invasive pest    SeafoodSource Business, nonprofits, and more all met in Portland, Maine, U.S.A. to discuss creative solutions to stem the tide of invasive European green crabs.

Help wild birds in Maine this summer - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
6/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Help wild birds in Maine this summer    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Maine residents, seasonal visitors, and tourists often look forward to spending time outdoors across our state in the summer. But while enjoying the water, ...

Green crab predation identified as cause of Maine clam decline - Phys.Org
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Green crab predation identified as cause of Maine clam decline    Phys.Org Juvenile soft-shell "steamer" clams are not surviving to adulthood due to high levels of predation, according to Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the ...

Why some Mainers are trading the traditional lawn for mini meadows - Bangor Daily News
4/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why some Mainers are trading the traditional lawn for mini meadows    Bangor Daily News In addition to creating more biodiversity, maintaining a meadow is less time consuming than a manicured yard, and it's more eco-friendly, says an expert.. Maine ...

8 Rules for a Great Maine Garden - Down East
4/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
8 Rules for a Great Maine Garden    Down East From a quarter-century of working the Maine soil spring eight Maine gardening tips. Maine is an island, for gardening purposes, natives are not easier than ...

Climate policy expert and Maine native prefers quiet of woods, but now makes plenty of noise - Press Herald
3/11/2018 4:00:00 AM
Climate policy expert and Maine native prefers quiet of woods, but now makes plenty of noise    Press Herald Early in his career, Joel Clement had the quietest kind of job. Using a bow and arrow, he'd shoot rope into trees in Costa Rica, Venezuela, Madagascar and ...

Federal Clean Water Issues - Natural Resources Council of Maine
2/9/2018 12:31:50 PM
Federal Clean Water Issues    Natural Resources Council of Maine Despite the enormous value of clean water in Maine and across the nation, the Trump Administration has launched an attack to weaken water protections.

33 Plants Now Illegal to Sell in Maine - WABI
1/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
33 Plants Now Illegal to Sell in Maine    WABI Starting Jan. 1, it is illegal to sell, import, export or buy 33 invasive plants.

Portland students restore urban landscape with help from Audubon - The Forecaster
10/9/2017 3:00:00 AM
Portland students restore urban landscape with help from Audubon    The Forecaster PORTLAND — Maine Audubon hopes to encourage individuals and community groups to engage in the restoration of habitat for native plants and wildlife, ...

Christina Hassett stewards Little Chebeague Island for the Maine Island Trail Association - Press Herald
6/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Christina Hassett stewards Little Chebeague Island for the Maine Island Trail Association    Press Herald Christina Hassett is living out a lot of people's fantasy, living on an uninhabited island with beautiful sandy beaches. But her paradise is Casco Bay and she's ...

Maine's most mysterious catch - The Christian Science Monitor
6/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Maine's most mysterious catch    The Christian Science Monitor Elver fishing was once a quirky pastime that gave Mainers a few extra bucks. As worldwide demand for eels grew, it has become a big-money business, with ...

George Smith: Maine is not doing enough about invasive fish - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
4/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
George Smith: Maine is not doing enough about invasive fish    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Plants are getting all the attention, but fish are a bigger problem.

Gardeners, Be Aware — Popular Species Among List of Invasive Plants to Come Off Market - MainePublic.org
3/30/2017 3:00:00 AM
Gardeners, Be Aware — Popular Species Among List of Invasive Plants to Come Off Market    MainePublic.org Time is running out for nearly three dozen popular garden plants in Maine, and it's not because another snowstorm is on the way.

Maine land trusts, nurseries agree on invasive plant ban - The Forecaster
2/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Maine land trusts, nurseries agree on invasive plant ban    The Forecaster PORTLAND — Land trusts and nurseries are applauding a move by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to prohibit the sale and ...

Maine set to enact banned plants list - Press Herald
12/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Maine set to enact banned plants list    Press Herald It will be illegal to sell nearly three dozen types of plants and trees in Maine if a new rule banning invasive terrestrial plants is adopted by the state. The rule ...

The state could soon add more animals to its list of banned pets - Press Herald
12/11/2016 3:00:00 AM
The state could soon add more animals to its list of banned pets    Press Herald Ian Bricknell interacts with a bearded dragon named Zeppelin at his office at the University of Maine. Bricknell has volunteered to be on a state committee ...

Why are New England's wild blue mussels disappearing? - UCI News
8/9/2016 3:00:00 AM
Why are New England's wild blue mussels disappearing?    UCI News Irvine, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 — The Gulf of Maine coastline, historically home to one of the richest shellfish populations in the U.S., is undergoing a dramatic ...

WATCH: Bald Eagle Attacks Ospreys on Maine Island - WNPR News
8/2/2016 3:00:00 AM
WATCH: Bald Eagle Attacks Ospreys on Maine Island    WNPR News Editor's note: Since this story was originally published — on Friday, July 29 — Explore.org, in partnership with the National Audubon Society,

Planting a wild seed: Group works to sow native plants throughout Maine - Bangor Daily News
7/14/2016 3:00:00 AM
Planting a wild seed: Group works to sow native plants throughout Maine    Bangor Daily News Every native plant has at least one creature, if not several creatures, that is dependent on it,” Heather McCargo, founder and executive director of the Wild Seed ...

Dogwoods provide a colorful, four-season addition to any Maine landscape - Press Herald
7/3/2016 3:00:00 AM
Dogwoods provide a colorful, four-season addition to any Maine landscape    Press Herald Dogwoods, a wide-ranging group of plants that include small trees and shrubs, are a colorful, four-season addition to any Maine landscape. Many dogwoods are ...

Restoring native plants to the Maine landscape - The Ellsworth American
5/11/2016 3:00:00 AM
Restoring native plants to the Maine landscape    The Ellsworth American Turk's-cap lily (Lilium superbum) is among the native Maine plants that attract and are a source of food for hummingbirds. Red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) ...

Some Mainers not so wild about turkey population - Press Herald
3/16/2016 3:00:00 AM
Some Mainers not so wild about turkey population    Press Herald Once again the often-ridiculed turkey has lost a popularity contest. A statewide survey conducted for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has found ...

Maine fortunate not to be home to wild boars - Press Herald
2/14/2016 3:00:00 AM
Maine fortunate not to be home to wild boars    Press Herald Wild pigs do not generally come up in conversation in Maine, but they were in the news last week after a fatality involving a Maine hunter occurred in Texas ...

An introduction to the invasive species of Maine - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
1/25/2016 3:00:00 AM
An introduction to the invasive species of Maine    The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine By Haley Depner. This is the first article in a four part series. The first article focuses on introducing the concept of invasive species. The remaining articles will ...

Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results - Press Herald
10/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species exploit a warming Gulf of Maine, sometimes with destructive results    Press Herald ntil two years ago, if you had walked down to the shore of Maquoit Bay at low tide, you would have seen a meadow of eelgrass stretching nearly as far as the eye ...

Gulf of Maine's cold-craving marine species forced to retreat to deeper waters - Press Herald
10/27/2015 3:00:00 AM
Gulf of Maine's cold-craving marine species forced to retreat to deeper waters    Press Herald or 178 years, dams stood across the Penobscot River here, obstructing salmon and other river-run fish from reaching the watershed's vast spawning grounds, ...

Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
7/4/2015 3:00:00 AM
Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Invasive plants are found all over the state — one, autumn olive, is found along a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 295 from Yarmouth to Gardiner.

Maine Gardener: Leading the charge against invasive plants - Press Herald
2/22/2015 3:00:00 AM
Maine Gardener: Leading the charge against invasive plants    Press Herald For the first time ever, the state of Maine has an employee whose sole charge is to control invasive plants. Nancy Olmstead was hired last year as the invasive ...

Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans - Yale Environment 360
11/17/2014 3:00:00 AM
Fast-Warming Gulf of Maine Offers Hint of Future for Oceans    Yale Environment 360 The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost any other ocean region on earth. Scientists are now studying the resulting ...

Troubled waters for wild brook trout - Press Herald
8/19/2012 3:00:00 AM
Troubled waters for wild brook trout    Press Herald The future looks bleak for Maine's wild brook trout. More and more, big, voracious predator fish such as pike and bass have been illegally introduced in forested, ...

Maine Gardener: Out with the non-native, in with the native - Press Herald
7/31/2011 3:00:00 AM
Maine Gardener: Out with the non-native, in with the native    Press Herald Bob Bittenbender is doing battle with invasive plants, aggressive growers that often crowd out native species and dominate that landscape. But like a good ...