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Aug 2008

Selected "In the News" items previously featured on NISIC for this month. See the In the News Archives to view previously posted items by year and month.

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Cogongrass - Invasive.org

Species Profile -- Cogongrass
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Cogongrass is an invasive weed from Asia that spreads quickly and disrupts ecosystems, reduces wildlife habitat and can decrease tree seedling growth and establishment. Cogongrass is considered one of the 10 worst invasive plant species in the world and is listed as a federal noxious weed. Cogongrass is believed to have invaded more than one million acres in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas.

Light brown apple moth - Invasive.org

Species Profile -- Light Brown Apple Moth
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
The light brown apple moth, native to Eastern Australia, was first sighted in California near Berkeley in 2007. State agriculture officials believe it could have a potentially devastating impact upon California agriculture. It has a potential host range of more than 2,000 plant species, including crop plants such as grapes and citrus fruit, and trees such as redwoods and oaks.

2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan

Biologist Getting Rid of Sea Lamprey (Aug 11, 2008)
Fox17 News. Michigan.
Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put chemicals into the water near the Croton Dam to kill sea lampreys which are dangerous to the health of the entire Great Lakes region. These chemicals could ensure years of good fishing by killing off the sea lamprey.

How Are Sea Lampreys Controlled?
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan

Secretary Kempthorne, Secretary Schafer and Other Leaders Adopt National Plan to Combat Invasive Species (Aug 1, 2008)
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne convened the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) on Friday, Aug 1, to oversee the adoption of the new 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan. The plan was developed collaboratively with 13 federal departments and agencies and their partners. Federal expenditures on invasive species are estimated to exceed $1.3 billion annually. The plan is the culmination of an extensive process of expert review, and public comment.

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