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Sep 2013

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Voluteer plants native vegetation

National Public Lands Day -- Sep 28, 2013
National Environmental Education Foundation.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American's enjoy. Get involved, find a site and help eradicate invasive species! Also, see Celebrate Fall Season With Free Access to Public Lands on Sep 28 from USDA's Blog. National Public Lands Day is pleased to partner with National Estuaries Week. Normally a one day event, National Estuaries Day has been extended into a week-long series of celebrations taking place from Sep 23-29.

Khapra Beetle - Invasive.org

Species Profile -- Khapra Beetle
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Khapra beetles are native to India. The first specimen in the U.S. was discovered in California in 1953, but the infestation was eradicated; since then, it has been frequently intercepted on imported cargo. These invasive insects are a destructive pest of grain products and seeds.

Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management

Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (2013)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.
This Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (Framework) prioritizes and guides the prevention, detection, and control of invasive insects, pathogens, plants, wildlife, and fish that threaten our Nation's terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This Framework (Aug 2013) supersedes the agency's 2004 Invasive Species Strategy and Implementation Plan. The Framework responds to a 2010 USDA Office of Inspector General audit of Forest Service invasive species programs by providing a consistent, agency-wide approach to the prevention, detection, and control of invasive species.

Plum Island Animal Disease Cente

What is USDA Doing to Protect our Nation’s Livestock from Foreign Animal Disease Threats? (Sep 25, 2013)
USDA. Blog.
On an island off the northeastern tip of Long Island, NY, USDA scientists are doing their part to safeguard the U.S. food supply. At the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, a USDA research team works to ensure that we’re prepared to protect ourselves against exotic animal diseases that threaten livestock production in the U.S. and around the world.

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