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Invasives 2014: Invasive Species Council of British Columbia Public Forum & AGM -- Jan 21-22, 2014

2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum -- Feb 20-21, 2014

2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting -- Feb 23-28, 2014

79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference -- Mar 10-14, 2014

2014 Joint European Food Safety Authority - European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Workshop on "Data Collection and Information Sharing in Plant Health" -- Apr 1-3, 2014

National Association of Environmental Professionals 2014 Annual Conference: Changing Tides & Shifting Sands -- Apr 7-10, 2014

21st Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop -- Apr 14-18, 2014

9th Annual International Symposium of Environment -- May 12-15, 2014

2nd Annual International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change -- Jun 14-17, 2014

Joint 2014 Annual Meetings & Conference of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) -- Jun 18-22, 2014

Island Biology 2014: International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation -- Jul 7-11, 2014

2nd North America Congress for Conservation Biology -- Jul 13-16, 2014

7th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science -- Jul 13-16, 2014

2nd Annual International Conference on Water -- Jul 14-17, 2014

2014 Annual International Conference on Earth and Environmental Sciences -- Jul 14-17, 2014

2014 International Seminar on Protected Area Management -- Jul 18-Aug 4, 2014

51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation -- Jul 20-24, 2014

49th Annual Grassland Society of Southern Africa Congress -- Jul 22-24, 2014

69th Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference: Making Waves in Conservation -- Jul 27-30, 2014

2014 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration -- Jul 28-Aug 1, 2014

11th Australasian Plant Virology Workshop - 2014 -- Aug 13-15, 2014

3rd International Marine Conservation Congress -- Aug 14-19, 2014

9th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference -- Aug 20-22, 2014

2014 Australian Entomological Conference -- Sep 28-Oct 1, 2014

Meeting the Challenge: Predicting, Detecting, and Controlling Invasive Plants -- Sep 16-17, 2014

8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium -- Nov 10-13, 2014

100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America -- Aug 9-14, 2015

* See our Conference Calendar for more and resources.

Post Date: Jan 14, 2014

Invasive Plant Science and Management - Oct-Dec 2013 (Vol 6, No. 4)

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Issue articles include:

Comparing Effectiveness and Impacts of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Control Treatments and Herbivory on Plant Communities
Hand Pulling Following Mowing and Herbicide Treatments Increases Control of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
Integration of Prescribed Burning, Aminopyralid, and Reseeding for Restoration of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis)-Infested Rangeland
Assessing Invasiveness of Exotic Weeds outside their Current Invasive Range
-- and more...

Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

* See our Scientific Journals page to view the first 5 abstracts or all abstracts, and additional resources. And, also see our Scientific Journal Articles section for more resources.

Post Date: Jan 14, 2014

Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project.

The emerald ash borer (EAB) was detected in the western Massachusetts Town of Dalton on Aug 31, 2012, and was confirmed by federal officials on Sep 6, 2012. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to detect EAB. See latest news to keep up with the latest Massachusetts pest news. If you think you have seen EAB or signs of EAB tree damage in Massachusetts, use the Emerald Ash Borer Reporting Form. Also see how you can help detect EAB -- wasp watchers wanted!

* See our Massachusetts state resource page for additional resources.

Post Date: Jan 14, 2014

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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

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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.

* See our Animals section for more information and additional species profiles.

Post Date: Sep 26, 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.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

Post Date: 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.

* See our In the News section for more information and additional resources.

Post Date: Sep 25, 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.

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

Post Date: Sep 25, 2013