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Sep 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.

See our What's New section for current items of interest.

Wildland fire

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants (Sep 2008)
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station.
RMRS-GTR-42, vol. 6.
This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants.

Volunteer plants native vegetation

National Public Lands Day -- Sep 27, 2008
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American's enjoy. In 2007, about 110,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.

Spotted Knapweed - Invasive.org

Biocontrol Insect Exacerbates Invasive Weed: Introduced flies create complex interactions that increase impact of invasive plants (Sep 3, 2008)
Ecological Society of America.
Biocontrol agents, such as insects, are often released outside of their native ranges to control invasive plants, such as spotted knapweed. But scientists in Montana have found that through complex community interactions among deer mice, native plants and seeds, the presence of an introduced fly may exacerbate the effects of the invasive plant it was meant to control.

Round Goby - Invasive.org

Fish Pesticide May Control Unwanted Round Goby (Sep 2, 2008)
Department of the Interior.
Scientists have discovered that certain chemicals may be useful in slowing the spread of the round goby, an invasive fish species that is threatening parts of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. When released near the bottom of a river or lake, two fish pesticides are effective in controlling this bottom-dwelling invader, particularly where dissolved oxygen is low, while leaving native species unharmed.

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