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Change's Impact On Invasive Plants In Western US May
Create Restoration Opportunities (Jan 30, 2009)
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.
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.
Deaths Have Doubled Across the Western U.S. -- Regional Warming
May be the Cause (Jan 22, 2009)
Warming Threatens Forests, Study Says (Jan 22,
Study -- Widespread
Increase of Tree Mortality Rates in the Western United States
Science 23 Jan 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5913, pp.
521 - 524.
-- Old World Climbing Fern
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species
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.
Names Top Five Invasive Plants Threatening Southern Forests in
2009: New Maps Show Spread of Nonnative Plants across Southeast (Jan
Forest Service. Southern Research Station.
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.
EPA and IPM Centers Release IPM in Schools Strategic Plan (Jan
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.
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
of Agriculture (USDA)
Grant and Partnership Programs that Can Address Invasive Species
Research, Technical Assistance, Prevention and Control (Jan
2009; PDF | 133 KB)
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