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Jun 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.

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (Jun 27, 2009)
EPA. Great Lakes.
The President's 2010 Budget provides $475 million in EPA's budget for a new Environmental Protection Agency-led, interagency Great Lakes restoration initiative, which will target the most significant problems in the region, including $60 million to prevent and remove invasive aquatic species.
2010 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Summary of Proposed Programs and Projects (Jun 25, 2009; PDF | 252 KB) - see Invasive Species, p 13.

Sea Lamprey

Evolution of a Contraceptive for Sea Lamprey: Findings may help rescue Great Lakes Fisheries (Jun 25, 2009)
University of California - San Diego.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may have uncovered a mechanism of contraception for female sea lampreys. This could prove important to the Great Lakes region, where lampreys aggressively consume trout, salmon, sturgeon and other game fish.


State of The Great Lakes 2009 Highlights Report Released (Jun 19, 2009) and Report Highlights (PDF | 4 MB)
EPA. Great Lakes.
The presence of invasive species can be linked to many current ecosystem challenges, fish and waterfowl diseases, and excessive algal growth. Shipping continues to be a major concern for introductions and spread of invasive species.


Third Annual National Pollinator Week -- Jun 22-28, 2009
Pollinator Partnership.

DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Includes presentation that provides an introduction to pollinators.

Global change report cover

Global Change Impact in the U.S. Report Released (Jun 16, 2009)
U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Key ecosystems findings indicate fires, insect pests, disease pathogens, and invasive weed species have increased, and these trends are likely to continue. For example, warming in Alaska has caused insect outbreaks to occur. Over 5 million acres of Alaska spruce forests were destroyed by pine-bark beetles.


Update of Noxious Weed Regulation (Jun 9, 2009)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to make several changes to the regulations governing the importation and interstate movement of noxious weeds. See APHIS' Noxious Weeds Program for more information.
Consideration will be given to comments received on or before Aug 10, 2009.


Invasive Species and Firewood
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Eradicating invasive forest pest infestations is a major focus of APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine Program.  One of the primary fronts in this battle in recent years has been the recognition of the role firewood movement plays in spreading invasive pests such to new areas. In an effort to provide these stakeholder groups with a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on issues relating to invasive forest pests and their transport on firewood, APHIS recently launched a new Web page to put this information in a central location.

Emerald ash borer - Invasive.org

Billboards and TV Ads Target Invaders
The Outdoor Wire.
Wildlife Forever is leading the battle with thousands of virgin lakes, rivers, and streams at stake. Partnering with the U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Forever's Threat Campaign is fighting back by posting billboards and creating Public Service Announcements on how to help stop the spread of invasive plants and animals.

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