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In the News

Jan 2009

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Climate Change's Impact On Invasive Plants In Western US May Create Restoration Opportunities (Jan 30, 2009)
ScienceDaily.
A new study by researchers at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has found that global climate change may lead to the retreat of some invasive plant species in the western United States, which could create unprecedented ecological restoration opportunities across millions of acres throughout America. At the same time, global warming may enable other invasive plants to spread more widely.

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Barack Obama and Joe Biden: Committed to Great Lakes Restoration (PDF | 51 KB)
Barack Obama News & Community.
The Obama-Biden Administration will address the serious problem of invasive species by taking more aggressive steps to prevent their introduction into the Great Lakes. He will join in efforts with the eight Great Lakes states to stop the discharge of invasive species from the ballast water of ships. They will aggressively pursue policies and dedicate federal funds to control and prevent Asian Carp and other new harmful species from entering the Great Lakes. They will also enhance investment in research, development and necessary actions, such as electric barriers, to support efforts to prevent, control, and eradicate invasive species, as well as to educate citizens and stakeholders.

Red fir, Sequoia National Park, California. Photo credit: Nate Stephenson, USGS

Tree Deaths Have Doubled Across the Western U.S. -- Regional Warming May be the Cause (Jan 22, 2009)
U.S. Geological Survey.

Global Warming Threatens Forests, Study Says (Jan 22, 2009)
CNN.com.

Study -- Widespread Increase of Tree Mortality Rates in the Western United States (Abstract)
Science 23 Jan 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5913, pp. 521 - 524.

Old World Climbing Fern - Invasive.org

Species Profile -- Old World Climbing Fern
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
The Old World climbing fern is an invasive exotic vine in Florida, native to Asia and Australia. This species is climbing into trees and shading out native vegetation in hundreds of acres in east-central Florida. Old World climbing fern has the ability to "resprout" from almost anywhere along each climbing leaf and increases fire risk by allowing fire to spread up trees along its vines.

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Scientist Names Top Five Invasive Plants Threatening Southern Forests in 2009: New Maps Show Spread of Nonnative Plants across Southeast (Jan 12, 2009)
USDA. Forest Service. Southern Research Station.
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Ecologist Jim Miller, Ph.D., one of the foremost authorities on nonnative plants in the South, identified the invasive plant species he believes pose the biggest threats to southern forest ecosystems in 2009.

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CSREES, EPA and IPM Centers Release IPM in Schools Strategic Plan (Jan 7, 2009)
USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Centers and the Institute released a strategic plan to implement IPM practices in schools. The plan was created to reduce pest and pesticide-related hazards to children in the U.S. public schools by 2015.

School IPM 2015: A Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States (Dec 3, 2008; PDF | 2.3 MB)
National Information System for the Regional IPM Centers.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant and Partnership Programs that Can Address Invasive Species Research, Technical Assistance, Prevention and Control (Jan 2009; PDF | 133 KB)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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