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May 2009

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.

Emerald ash borer - Invasive.org

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week -- May 17-23, 2009
USDA. APHIS. APHIS News for States.
First launched in 2004, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week was designed to increase public awareness regarding the risk associated with moving firewood and the spread of EAB. This year, 15 States are participating in the week-long awareness effort that runs from May 17-23 and coincides with the Memorial holiday weekend when many people go camping and spend time outdoors.

Stop The Beetle (Emerald Ash Borer)
USDA. APHIS. Stop the Beetle.

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The International Day for Biological Diversity "Invasive Alien Species" -- May 22, 2009
Convention on Biological Diversity.
The theme for the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2009 is invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet.

Invasive Alien Species: A Threat to Biodiversity Booklet


Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Economic Recovery Projects for Invasive Species (May 14, 2009)
U.S.Department of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for invasive species projects. In total, there are 19 projects, funded at over $38 million, in 14 states. These projects will provide for public health and safety by restoring forestlands and rangelands damaged by invasive species," said Vilsack. "Invasives weaken affected ecosystems and reduce resource benefits from forests and rangelands."

National Network of Invasive Plant Centers Map

National Network of Invasive Plant Centers (NNIPC)
This new national network will coordinate existing regional information and expertise to efficiently develop and deliver comprehensive national programs, and provide a clearinghouse for continuously evolving information such as: Best Management Practices, invasive species alerts, research findings, mapping efforts, and funding and training opportunities.

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EPA Budget Aims to Create Jobs, Protect Human Health and the Environment (May 7, 2009)
Environmental Protection Agency.
EPA's fiscal year 2010 budget blueprint takes significant strides to ensure that our air, land, and water are safe and clean. The budget includes a $475 million multi-agency Great Lakes Initiative to protect and clean up the largest fresh water lakes in the world through restoration efforts, invasive species control, non-point source pollution mitigation and critical habitats protection.

Music notes

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Music with a Message
University of Wisconsin Extension.
Through the influence of music, these songs were produced to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin and beyond. The songs have been vetted by natural resource professionals to assure they are scientifically accurate and recommendations are consistent with current laws.

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