Manager's Tool Kit

Use our Custom Search Engine to search for invasive species information included in the What's New section of NISIC's site:


National Sea Grant Law Center.

Initiative of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (WRP). The goal of the WRP initiative is to develop a multi-state vision for watercraft inspection and decontamination (WID) programs. The National Sea Grant Law Center is an active participant in this initiative, providing legal research support and leading efforts to develop model legislation and regulations for WID Programs. Also see Invasive Mussels in the West: A Multi-state Collaboration (Oregon Sea Grant).

* See our Laws and Regulations section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: May 15, 2014


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

This updated workbook for federal fiscal year 2014 contains basic information on programs in USDA that could be used to fund and support invasive species related projects. This list should be a helpful place to start a search for sources of technical and financial resources for invasive species activities but may not include all potential invasive species funding opportunities. Please use this workbook to help in your important and vital work in safeguarding and enhancing natural, recreational and agricultural resources.

The USDA hopes this information is helpful for those working with invasive species. Partnerships and cost-sharing programs help all of us advance our goals of protecting our agricultural resources and ensure safe, healthy land and water for all of us to enjoy. Join with USDA in fighting invasive species: prepare, protect, and prevent.

* See our U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant and Partnership Programs for Invasive Species page for more information.

 
Post Date: Jan 08, 2014


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.

* See our Management Plans by Geography section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Sep 25, 2013


Michigan State University. Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

The MISIN smartphone app provides a mobile solution for the capture of invasive species field observation data. You can play an important role in the early detection and rapid response to new invasive threats in your area by contributing invasive species observations to the MISIN database.

* See our Monitoring - Smartphone apps section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jun 13, 2013


Weed Science Society of America.

"Early detection creates opportunities for us to make smart decisions and eradicate new invasive weeds before they spread widely and become entrenched. In those early stages, control efforts are typically easier, more successful and far more cost effective."

* See our Plants - Early Detection and Rapid Response section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 30, 2013


Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.

Cooperative Weed Management Area Trainings - Apr 23 and Apr 24, 2013

The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council is offering two opportunities to learn how to establish, manage and fund a Cooperative Weed Management Area or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area or similar organization for the purpose of removing invasive plants and restoring natural habitats. Presentations by people who have successfully developed and implemented CWMA type groups will be followed by discussion of the challenges and rewards of these efforts. Trainings are free but registration is required.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve
Dover, Delaware

* See our Education for Professionals section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Apr 17, 2013


USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $25 million in grants to help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to improve conservation on private lands. Of particular interest are applications for innovative demonstration partnerships on energy conservation, nutrient management, soil health, wildlife habitat and adaptive management. See Conservation Innovation Grants for more information.

* See our Grants and Funding - Request for Proposals section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Feb 14, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Provides best management practices to prevent or mitigate invasive species establishment or movement.

* See our Prevention section for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 15, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Provides general resources for smartphones applications to assist in tracking, monitoring various species, including invasive species.

* See our Monitoring section for more information and resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 15, 2013


University of Minnesota. Collegeof Continuing Education.

IPM3 is a consortium of federal agencies and land-grant institutions dedicated to the efficient and timely delivery of practical integrated pest information to individuals responsible for developing and implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM3 provides a Web-based, distance delivery opportunity for people interested in IPM to become proficient in the principles and application of IPM. Increasing the quality and consistency of IPM training among Federal agencies and their adoption of an IPM approach for invasive species management will certainly help minimize harm to the environment, to human health, and to wildlife. See Registration page to register online.

* See our Education for Professionals - General Course Information section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Jan 08, 2013


USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

This updated workbook for federal fiscal year 2013 contains basic information on programs in USDA that could be used to fund and support invasive species related projects. This list should be a helpful place to start a search for sources of technical and financial resources for invasive species activities but may not include all potential invasive species funding opportunities. Please use this workbook to help in your important and vital work in safeguarding and enhancing natural, recreational and agricultural resources.

The USDA hopes this information is helpful for those working with invasive species. Partnerships and cost-sharing programs help all of us advance our goals of protecting our agricultural resources and ensure safe, healthy land and water for all of us to enjoy. Join with USDA in fighting invasive species: prepare, protect, and prevent. Thank you for all your hard work and all your future work in this important area.

* See our U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant and Partnership Programs for Invasive Species page for more information.

 
Post Date: Jan 07, 2013


University of California - Berkeley.

Monthly lunch webinars begin Jan 28, 2013, continue monthly through Jun 2013. The goal of these programs is to present cutting edge research to professional foresters, landowners, policy makers, and organizations with an interest in forestry issues.
Note: Webinar recordings are available.

* See our Education for Professionals section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Dec 07, 2012


eXtension.org.

A major update to Ask an Expert, released on Monday Dec 3, extends the reach of research-based answers making them a learning tool for a larger number of people.

* See our Expertise Database section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Dec 04, 2012


Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Outcome of the Regional Preparedness and Response Workshop to Address Biofouling and Aquatic Invasive Species on Japan Tsunami Marine Debris held at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon (Jul 31-Aug 1, 2012).

* See our Aquatic Species - Early Detection and Rapid Response section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 30, 2012


USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

USDA scientists have released two mobile phone applications, or "apps," to make things easier for anyone who needs to adjust insecticide spray equipment. The apps are designed to ensure that aerial and ground-based crews can hit targets and minimize pesticide drift by keying in specifics on the type of equipment and pesticide they are using.

* See our Monitoring - Smartphone Applications section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 15, 2012


DOC. NOAA. National Ocean Service.

Scientists from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and their partners have teamed up to create specific guidelines for coastal managers to control the spread of invasive lionfish. The new manual, Invasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management, includes the best available science and practices for controlling lionfish in marine protected areas, national parks, and other conservation areas. By following suggestions in the publication, resource managers can develop effective local control plans.

* See our Species Profile - Lionfish page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 07, 2012


Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan. The network covers the states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

* See our Monitoring - Smartphone Applications section for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Nov 07, 2012


California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Prevention Best Management Practice Manuals (2012)

California Invasive Plant Council.

California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) has published two prevention best management practice manuals: one for land managers, and one for transportation and utility corridors. The goal of the manuals is to present voluntary guidelines that help those managing wildlands in California to prevent accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants. Cal-IPC's technical advisory teams included over fifty representatives from local, state and federal agencies, utilities, land trusts, and university extension. Also see Prevention Training Videos.

* See our Plants - Prevention and our Manager's Tool Kit - Prevention: Best Management Practices sections for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Oct 18, 2012


Stop Brown Mamorated Stink Bug.

This initiative includes more than 50 researchers from 10 institutions across the U.S. working together on this project team. The team of researchers has mobilized to form a defense against the invasive pest brown marmorated stink bug. The project team is working to find management solutions for growers, seeking strategies that will protect our food, our environment, and our farms.

* See our Species Profile - Brown Mamorated Stink Bug page for more information and additional resources.

 
Post Date: Oct 16, 2012