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Manager's Tool Kit

Our Manager's Tool Kit section provides management information for invasive species professionals working to monitor, control, prevent, and increase awareness for invasive species issues. See our Spotlights for section highlights.

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Contains invasive species management plans, control mechanisms, decision support tools, and policy development tools.

Early Detection and Rapid Response

Describes detection methods for invasive species and coordinated responses to these threats.

Education for Professionals

Explores educational opportunities for invasive species management professionals. Provides information for on-site workshops, seminars, and continuing education units (CEUs). Also includes resources for online training, videos and webinars for professionals and land managers (organized alphabetically by type of organization).

Expertise Databases

Provides a list of resources that contain contact information for experts in various disciplines related to invasive species.

Grants and Funding

Provides grants and funding information for invasive species management.


Describes research, methodology, and results from the monitoring of current invasive species problems.

Outreach Tools

Provides information for resources created to assist in increasing awareness of invasive species issues.


Contains information on the prevention of invasive species.

Research Projects

Describes current and past research done on invasive species, biodiversity, biological control, and integrated pest management.


Covers the restoration of habitats, ecosystems, and biodiversity.

Vectors and Pathways

Discusses the movement of invasive species, including both natural and man-made pathways.

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Bioinvasions in a Changing World: A Resource on Invasive Species-Climate Change Interactions for Conservation and Natural Resource Management
Prepared for: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) and The National Invasive Species Council (NISC)
Prepared by: The Ad Hoc Working Group on Invasive Species and Climate Change
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant and Partnership Programs for Invasive Species
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
This workbook updated annually contains basic information on programs in USDA that could be used to fund and support invasive species related projects.
iMapInvasivesiMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
iMapInvasives is an invasive species reporting and data management tool that is on-line and map-based. The primary focus for iMapInvasives is to track invasive species locations and management efforts. iMapInvasives tools can be used by citizen scientists, land owners, natural resources managers, and others who are working to prevent, control, or manage invasive species. The iMapInvasives network is currently comprised of ten U.S. states and one Canadian province (Arizona, Florida, Maine, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia).
Board Meeting RoomAquatic Invasive Species
Maryland Sea Grant College Program.
The Rapid Response Planning for Aquatic Invasive Species: A Maryland Example (Jan 2009; PDF | 11.5 MB) plan serves as a tool for states in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to use in developing their own Rapid Response Plans. Resources include a template to allow agencies to tailor the plan to address their specific needs, and also provides an aquatic invasive species sighting report for use in other states and agencies.
Roadside revegetationRoadside Revegetation Portal - An Integrated Approach to Establishing Native Plants
DOT. Federal Highway Administration.
This site contains three integrated and interlinked modules dedicated to explaining the art and science of roadside revegetation. The Roadside Revegetation online portal was prepared for the Coordinated Technology Implementation Program (CTIP).
USDA, Forest Service logoEastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC)
USDA. Forest Service.
The mission of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center is to generate, integrate, and apply knowledge to predict, detect, and assess environmental threats to public and private forests of the east, and to deliver this knowledge to managers in ways that are timely, useful, and user friendly.
National Wildlife Refuge System logoManaging Invasive Plants: Concepts, Principles, and Practices
DOI. FWS. National Wildlife Refuge System.
Provides an overview of invasive plant management and planning supported by case studies, quizzes, scientific literature, and web-based resources valuable to natural resource professionals.
Oxygen weed - Invasive.orgSpecies Not Established in the U.S.
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
This section provides examples of why we must increase our efforts in early detection and rapid response and prevention of new introductions.
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