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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS)

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

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

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

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)

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

 

USDA PLANTS Database

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

 

iMapInvasives

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

 

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

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (38)
There are 38 resources serving Knox County in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Knox 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
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication 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 (126)
There are 126 resources serving Knox County in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Knox 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
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
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
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
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
- Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication 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
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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.

 

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

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Invasive Species News Items
Forest rangers warn campers of risks of out-of-state firewood - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
5/25/2019 4:41:00 PM
Forest rangers warn campers of risks of out-of-state firewood    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Maine Forest Rangers will be going to various campgrounds throughout Maine this summer talking with campers about the risks of transporting out-of-state ...

How an invasive species or pig hide could solve Maine's lobster bait crisis - Bangor Daily News
5/23/2019 8:30:00 AM
How an invasive species or pig hide could solve Maine's lobster bait crisis    Bangor Daily News One person's invasive species, it turns out, could be another's bait.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

The Health of Maine's Lakes: Threats to Our Lakes and What Individuals Can Do to Help - Maine Public
5/23/2019 6:54:57 AM
The Health of Maine's Lakes: Threats to Our Lakes and What Individuals Can Do to Help    Maine Public Maine's lakes are renowned, and they are critical to our economy, drawing outdoor recreation enthusiasts and tourists throughout the year. We will discuss.

Growth of Maine oyster farming prompts debate, disputes about aquaculture - Press Herald
5/22/2019 2:32:00 PM
Growth of Maine oyster farming prompts debate, disputes about aquaculture    Press Herald HARPSWELL — A short line of black floating tubes comes into view rounding Hopkins Island in Cundy's Harbor. While they're large enough for passing boaters ...

Maine Compass: Step up to save Maine's brown ash trees - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Compass: Step up to save Maine's brown ash trees    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Brown ash trees are critically endangered throughout Maine. The emerald ash borer, a parasitic beetle that has already killed ash trees across the United States, ...

CMP says it won't use herbicides or pesticides in proposed hydropower corridor - Bangor Daily News
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
CMP says it won't use herbicides or pesticides in proposed hydropower corridor    Bangor Daily News The use of herbicides and pesticides has been a key part of environmentalists concerns about building the corridor.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results ...

Protecting brown ash trees and tribal heritage - fiddleheadfocus.com
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Protecting brown ash trees and tribal heritage    fiddleheadfocus.com Brown ash trees, also known as black ash, are critically endangered throughout the state of Maine.

UN report says nature is in worst shape in human history - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
5/6/2019 6:40:00 AM
UN report says nature is in worst shape in human history    NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ The report will look hard at the threat of extinction for Earth's plant and animal species and what it means for humanity.

Brown ash endangerment and indigenous solutions - Times Record
5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Brown ash endangerment and indigenous solutions    Times Record Brown ash trees, also known as black ash, are critically endangered throughout the state of Maine. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a parasitic beetle that has ...

Invasive species forum with entomologist, Colleen Teerling — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
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, ...

What's at stake if milfoil spreads in central Maine? Declining property values, recreation opportunities - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
What's at stake if milfoil spreads in central Maine? Declining property values, recreation opportunities    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel No boats are allowed in parts of Annabessacook Lake in Monmouth and Great Pond — including Great Meadow Stream — in Rome, at least for the time being.

Gov. Mills proposes climate council to pursue emissions, energy goals - Press Herald
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Mills proposes climate council to pursue emissions, energy goals    Press Herald AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills unveiled her proposal Tuesday for a Maine Climate Change Council that would recommend ways to meet ambitious goals on ...

Maine voted to make its statutes gender neutral in 1988. Here's why it's still a work in progress. - Bangor Daily News
4/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine voted to make its statutes gender neutral in 1988. Here's why it's still a work in progress.    Bangor Daily News Good morning from Augusta, where the focus has been on pronouns. A new effort to make Maine statutes more gender neutral isn't really new. Though Maine ...

Working on Wellness: Beware of the bugs - The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine
4/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Working on Wellness: Beware of the bugs    The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services. With the arrival of spring, Ken and Ethan are eagerly anticipating the end of the semester and are talking about ...

Exploring Harrison Elementary School's Nature Trail - Natural Resources Council of Maine
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Exploring Harrison Elementary School's Nature Trail    Natural Resources Council of Maine Harrison students walked along the trail and note where we could add features to the trail to benefit visitors. Here's what they discovered.

New Study Compiles Gulf of Maine Seasonal Wildlife Timing Shifts, Urges Broader Use of Marine Data in Understanding Climate Change - UMass News and Media Relations
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Study Compiles Gulf of Maine Seasonal Wildlife Timing Shifts, Urges Broader Use of Marine Data in Understanding Climate Change    UMass News and Media Relations A new report by first author Michelle Staudinger and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows there is limited understanding of wildlife seasonal ...

Private ownership of rockweed is better for Maine fisheries than public ownership - Bangor Daily News
4/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Private ownership of rockweed is better for Maine fisheries than public ownership    Bangor Daily News The Maine Supreme Judicial Court decision is a win for fishermen, for wildlife and for Maine.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from ...

Invasive bugs could wreak havoc in Maine - New York Post
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive bugs could wreak havoc in Maine    New York Post A scientist with the University of Maine says the Pine Tree State's trouble with a moth that defoliates trees and irritates people is likely to be bad this year.

Black Bear Nature Trail at Strong Elementary School - Natural Resources Council of Maine
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Black Bear Nature Trail at Strong Elementary School    Natural Resources Council of Maine Strong Elementary School's goal is to improve access to their Black Bear Nature Trail and stream so that all students can get to the stream.

A possible use for invasive green crabs? Dog biscuits - Mainebiz
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
A possible use for invasive green crabs? Dog biscuits    Mainebiz A team at University of Maine's School of Food And Agriculture is looking into the potential for using green crabs as an ingredient in dog biscuits.

Neighbors 'irate' after town plans removal of century-old trees lining beach road - Bangor Daily News
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Neighbors 'irate' after town plans removal of century-old trees lining beach road    Bangor Daily News Many of the old trees are diseased and have severe decay, posing a threat to public safety, according to the town manager.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

Controlling Maine invasive species subject of annual summit - Reading Eagle
4/3/2019 5:44:00 AM
Controlling Maine invasive species subject of annual summit    Reading Eagle Experts in the field of invasive species are meeting in Maine to discuss ways to control the unwanted pests in the state.

Controlling invasive species subject of Maine summit - WCAX
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Controlling invasive species subject of Maine summit    WCAX Experts in the field of invasive species are meeting in Maine to discuss ways to control unwanted pests in the state.

Maine Invasive Species Network to meet April 3 - Knox VillageSoup - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine Invasive Species Network to meet April 3 - Knox VillageSoup    Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald The Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network will be held Wednesday, April 3, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Invasive species ...

Central Maine casting: The traditional start of fishing season is upon us - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Central Maine casting: The traditional start of fishing season is upon us    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel A state biologist is predicting a healthy fishing season in Central Maine ahead of the tradition opening day for fishing on April 1. Despite rule changes nearly a ...

Corridor will scar beautiful North Woods - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
3/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Corridor will scar beautiful North Woods    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line will cut through ecologically valuable wilderness and the largest temperate forest in North America ...

Portland's ban on synthetic pesticides goes into effect - Press Herald
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Portland's ban on synthetic pesticides goes into effect    Press Herald As snowbanks recede and temperatures inch higher, Mainers' minds will inevitably turn to green lawns and lush gardens. But Portlanders need to think twice ...

Ten invasive species Mainers should know about as we head into spring - Lewiston Sun Journal
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ten invasive species Mainers should know about as we head into spring    Lewiston Sun Journal So you're out in your yard and you come across a pretty flower. Or a fuzzy caterpillar. Or a weird looking bug. And you think, wow, never seen that one before.

Brown-tail moth info session in Bangor this week - WABI
3/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
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 3:00:00 AM
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 ...

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 The new limit has prompted predictions of bait shortages and sky-high prices and has members of Maine's fishing community describing the situation as ...

Maine's new DIF&W chief wants a bigger picture focus for managing lakes, streams - Bangor Daily News
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine's new DIF&W chief wants a bigger picture focus for managing lakes, streams    Bangor Daily News Judy Camuso wants fisheries biologists to take in the big picture while they manage Maine's lakes and streams.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Invasive plants negatively impact wildlife habitat in a variety of ways, some of which we are just now beginning to understand.

Why is Gulf of Maine warming so fast? It's a bathtub - Concord Monitor
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why is Gulf of Maine warming so fast? It's a bathtub    Concord Monitor Compiled satellite and computer model data showing the anomalous heat of 8 August 2018, the second-warmest day ever recorded in the Gulf of Maine. Credit: ...

Vital to the region's waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms - The Boston Globe
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Vital to the region's waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms    The Boston Globe Kelp provides a critical ocean habitat and absorbs lots of carbon dioxide, which helps to blunt global warming.

Groups clash over local river referendum — York — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Groups clash over local river referendum — York — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News Supporters say the measure will help protect the York River, but opponents worry that it cedes too much control to the federal government.. Maine news, sports ...

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 An army of raging Canadian crabs has stormed the shores of Maine and laid siege to local marine life. Sound a bit dramatic? You've never met a green crab.

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

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.

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 ...

How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive - Bangor Daily News
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive    Bangor Daily News The dense, thorny shrub actually creates a microclimate that is good for ticks. And that is bad news for people.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...

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.

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 Researchers say a highly aggressive strain is migrating south from the Canadian Maritimes. Shellfish beware. By Kevin MillerStaff Writer. Follow on Twitter ...

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 ...

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 New work by academic researchers details how warming waters will drive some of the state's key commercial species north and expose others to predators.

Don't be fooled by these pretty invasive flowers that are bad for Maine - Bangor Daily News
5/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Don't be fooled by these pretty invasive flowers that are bad for Maine    Bangor Daily News Just as your mom might have told you, beauty is only skin deep. That's the case with a trio of invasive plants that have recently been identified as problematic in ...

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 ...

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. It's because the state of Maine ...

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 five foot-long alligators found in a taxi Tuesday would never survive a Maine winter if released into the wild. By Charles EichackerKennebec Journal.

33 plants deemed invasive can no longer be sold in Maine - Bangor Daily News
2/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
33 plants deemed invasive can no longer be sold in Maine    Bangor Daily News The state of Maine has enacted new rules that ban the sale and distribution of 33 plants that have been deemed invasive, and therefore pose problematic to the ...

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
Sea Change: A bird's-eye view - Pine Tree Watch
5/23/2019 1:30:18 PM
Sea Change: A bird's-eye view    Pine Tree Watch Mainers can help protect vulnerable species by adopting a new way of thinking about landscaping that emphasizes ecological health instead of appearances.

Luciano: Could Asian carp help a desperate Maine lobster market? - Peoria Journal Star
5/21/2019 3:38:00 PM
Luciano: Could Asian carp help a desperate Maine lobster market?    Peoria Journal Star Officials in Illinois and Maine hope to soon announce a breakthrough that in both states could help solve aquatic challenges and boost economics.The news ...

Next stop Madagascar for 18-year-old graduating from USM - Press Herald
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Next stop Madagascar for 18-year-old graduating from USM    Press Herald An 18-year-old from Gorham who will graduate Saturday from the University of Southern Maine says he's preparing to fulfill a childhood dream. Sam Matey, 18 ...

Young USM grad off to study Madagascar's lemurs - The Forecaster
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Young USM grad off to study Madagascar's lemurs    The Forecaster GORHAM — An 18-year-old who will graduate Saturday from the University of Southern Maine said he's preparing to fulfill a childhood dream. Sam Matey will ...

Nonnative plants and animals aren't the only living things that spell trouble for Maine's landscape - Press Herald
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nonnative plants and animals aren't the only living things that spell trouble for Maine's landscape    Press Herald Native species can be a problem for people working to regenerate and maintain natural landscapes. That was one surprising takeaway from an all-day program ...

House removed from Maine island to preserve bird habitat - Bangor Daily News
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
House removed from Maine island to preserve bird habitat    Bangor Daily News Editor's note: This story originally was published by the Bangor Daily News on Sept. 29, 2001. by Susan Young. Standing on the porch of the grand house with ...

In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It - Maine Public
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It    Maine Public The quiet of the late-winter morning is interrupted by a staccato of gunshots. "Military drills," shrugs Kim Seung-ho, 58, the director of the DMZ Ecology Research ...

Learn to save native plants at symposium - Press Herald
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Learn to save native plants at symposium    Press Herald The New England Wild Flower Society is bringing some of the biggest names in native-plant research to Falmouth for an all-day symposium Friday at Maine ...

Jonah Crab Moves Mainstream In Gulf Of Maine After Decades As Lobster Bycatch - New Hampshire Public Radio
4/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Jonah Crab Moves Mainstream In Gulf Of Maine After Decades As Lobster Bycatch    New Hampshire Public Radio Regulators are taking comments on plans to expand a lucrative new crab fishery that's stirring interest in the Gulf of Maine. Jonah crabs are a native.

Ten invasive species Mainers should know about as we head into spring - Lewiston Sun Journal
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ten invasive species Mainers should know about as we head into spring    Lewiston Sun Journal So you're out in your yard and you come across a pretty flower. Or a fuzzy caterpillar. Or a weird looking bug. And you think, wow, never seen that one before.

It took 9 years to get the sportsman’s license plate - Bangor Daily News
3/15/2019 3:00:00 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 3:00:00 AM
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 3:00:00 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 ...

Maine fish farm foes ask legislators to let agriculture commissioner kill projects - Bangor Daily News
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Maine fish farm foes ask legislators to let agriculture commissioner kill projects    Bangor Daily News The debate over two land-based salmon farms in Penobscot Bay spilled inland to Augusta on Thursday during a public hearing on a proposed law that would ...

We asked for your thoughts on the government's Atlantic salmon recovery plan. Here's what you had to say. - Bangor Daily News
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
We asked for your thoughts on the government's Atlantic salmon recovery plan. Here's what you had to say.    Bangor Daily News In the wake of the Feb. 12 release of the federal government's Atlantic salmon recovery plan, which estimated that it would take 75 years for Maine's salmon to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Invasive plants negatively impact wildlife habitat in a variety of ways, some of which we are just now beginning to understand.

Why is Gulf of Maine warming so fast? It's a bathtub - Concord Monitor
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why is Gulf of Maine warming so fast? It's a bathtub    Concord Monitor Compiled satellite and computer model data showing the anomalous heat of 8 August 2018, the second-warmest day ever recorded in the Gulf of Maine. Credit: ...

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.

The 'hole' story of cavity-nesting birds — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
10/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
The 'hole' story of cavity-nesting birds — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News To birds, trees are wanted: dead or alive.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

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 ...

Coastal Maine land trust reaches milestone in 1500-acre conservation project - Bangor Daily News
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Coastal Maine land trust reaches milestone in 1500-acre conservation project    Bangor Daily News Water and recreation have been at the heart of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust's ambitious 1500-acre conservation project in the Rockport and Hope area.

Art is for the birds during Great Maine Outdoors Weekend at Kingdom Woods Conservation Area - Bangor Daily News
9/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Art is for the birds during Great Maine Outdoors Weekend at Kingdom Woods Conservation Area    Bangor Daily News BLUE HILL — This Saturday, as part of the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust is working with Lee Lee of the SEED Barn on a ...

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 ...

How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive - Bangor Daily News
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
How an invasive plant is helping ticks survive    Bangor Daily News The dense, thorny shrub actually creates a microclimate that is good for ticks. And that is bad news for people.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, 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 ...

Caterpillars besiege Maine neighborhood, triggering traffic warning — Hancock — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
6/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Caterpillars besiege Maine neighborhood, triggering traffic warning — Hancock — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine    Bangor Daily News BLUE HILL, Maine — Their smell reminds Devon Granger of a bait truck. And when she runs them over with her car, the sound makes her think of popcorn, ...

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 ...

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 Former Interior Department worker Joel Clement filed a whistleblower complaint and brought his story to the public – that he was reassigned to the agency's ...

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.

Getting the jump on invasive pests before they spread in Maine - Bangor Daily News
1/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Getting the jump on invasive pests before they spread in Maine    Bangor Daily News Think of it as an invasive pest early warning system. There no figures kept at the state level but according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation ...

Stinky bugs may be sneaking into your house soon - Bangor Daily News
10/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Stinky bugs may be sneaking into your house soon    Bangor Daily News Watch out, Maine: Something stinky this way comes. The brown marmorated stink bug, that is. The voracious eater of fruit, vegetable and nut crops evidently has ...

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. It's because the state of Maine ...

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 ...

33 plants deemed invasive can no longer be sold in Maine - Bangor Daily News
2/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
33 plants deemed invasive can no longer be sold in Maine    Bangor Daily News The state of Maine has enacted new rules that ban the sale and distribution of 33 plants that have been deemed invasive, and therefore pose problematic to the ...

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 After years of discussion, 33 invasives will be prohibited, including some species still sold by vendors. By Peter McGuireStaff Writer. Follow on Facebook · Follow ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 boars don't discriminate when it comes to choosing what to eat, and their voracious appetites make them a threat not only to wildlife and the environment, ...

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, ...

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 ...