Urged to Buy Firewood Instate, Stop Tree
Killing Insects and Disease (Oct
NTV abc News.
Borer (EAB) has not been found in Nebraska,
but has been found in states surrounding
Nebraska, including Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.
Professional foresters believe it is spreading
mainly by transfer of infested firewood along
major highways. To help avoid the spread
of EAB and other tree diseases, Nebraska
residents needing to buy firewood this winter
are being asked to purchase locally harvested
wood to keep plant diseases and insects from
spreading to the state. See Emerald
Ash Borer information from Nebraska Department
of Agriculture and if you suspect an EAB
infestation in Nebraska.
Sportsman's Guide to Invasive Species (PDF | 7.17 MB) (Oct 2012)
Center for Invasive Species Management; Missouri River Watershed Coalition.
In order to win the battle against invasive species it is critical that sportsmen and sportswomen work with conservationists to identify and help contain the threats that invasive species pose to our habitat and wildlife in Nebraska. A new Sportsman's Guide is now available to help all Nebraska's Sportsmen and sportswomen learn about invasive species and provide a reference for people to identify and report them as they are encountered across the wide expanse that is Nebraska's great outdoors. Download your copy today and start helping us win the battle against invasive species in out state.
Nebraska Rapid Response Planning for
Invasive Species - Draft (PDF | 0.99 MB) (Aug 14, 2012)
Nebraska Invasive Species Council.
Invasive species pose a significant environmental and economic threat to the ecosystems and communities of the Midwest region and beyond. While avoiding invasive species introductions is key, managers must be prepared to take action when prevention measures fail. This plan provides guidelines for responding to an invasive species incident quickly and effectively. Its foundation is Incident Command System, a standardized protocol that allows for a common response framework across agencies and jurisdictions. Additionally, this plan serves as a tool for developing species specific Rapid Response Plans.
Law to Help Address Nebraska's Invasive Species Issues (Apr
Nebraska Fish and Game Association
Gov. Dave Heineman earlier this month signed LB 391 into law, giving the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a tool to help control and prevent the spread of invasive species in the state. The legislation introduced by state Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala
prohibits the possession, import, export, purchase, sale or transport
of aquatic invasive species. The new law also created the Nebraska Invasive Species Council, which
will serve as an advisory council for state invasive species policy. To view information about the legislation, visit the Nebraska Legislature website.