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Invasive Species - What's New on NISIC's Site

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Recent News

  • Maryland Governor Moore Requests Federal Fishery Disaster Declaration for Invasive Blue Catfish

    • Mar 16, 2023
    • The Office of Governor Wes Moore (Maryland).

    • Governor Wes Moore is calling on the federal government to declare the expanding population of invasive fish species—including blue catfish, flathead catfish, and snakehead—to be an ongoing commercial fishery disaster in the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The governor sent a letter [Mar 2023; PDF, 2.4 MB] to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo requesting the declaration under provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act. The declaration would qualify Maryland for federal fishery disaster assistance.

    • Post Date
      Mar 21, 2023
  • Comprehensive Review of Burmese Python Science Released

    • Feb 8, 2023
    • DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.

    • The U.S. Geological Survey has released a comprehensive synthesis of Burmese python science, showcasing results from decades of USGS-funded research on python biology and potential control tools. The giant constrictor now represents one of the most challenging invasive species management issues worldwide.

    • Post Date
      Mar 21, 2023
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law *New*

    • USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

    • Signed into law in November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also known as Public Law 117-58 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), provides ~$1.2 trillion in funding to federal agencies for work related to transportation, energy, water, internet, and natural-resources related infrastructure. This includes resources for the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), the Interior (DOI), and Commerce (DOC) that are directly or indirectly tied to invasive species management.

    • Post Date
      Mar 15, 2023
  • Garlic Mustard Threatens the Rare West Virginia White Butterfly

    • Mar 9, 2023
    • CAB International. Invasives Blog.

    • Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolate) is a highly destructive invader in North America. As well as hindering the survival of native plants, it poses a particular threat to the survival of the rare West Virginia white butterfly (Pieris virginiensis).

    • Post Date
      Mar 10, 2023
  • Advisory Committee Charts a Path Forward for Controlling Destructive Invasive Species

    • Mar 8, 2023
    • United States Department of the Interior.

    • After being disbanded in 2019, newly appointed members of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) gathered this week to discuss strategies to prevent, eradicate and control invasive species, which impose substantial costs on society and cause damages that impact the global economy, including an estimated $120 billion in environmental damages and losses annually in the United States.

    • Post Date
      Mar 10, 2023
  • Maryland Department of Agriculture Expands Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone

    • Mar 6, 2023
    • Maryland Department of Agriculture.

    • The Maryland Department of Agriculture expanded its spotted lanternfly quarantine to include a total of 17 counties and the city of Baltimore. The quarantine is effective immediately, and restricts the movement of regulated materials that might contain the spotted lanternfly in any of its life stages, including egg masses, nymphs, and adults. 

    • Post Date
      Mar 08, 2023
  • This Little Piggy: Wild Pigs Impact in Alabama

    • Jun 2022
    • Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    • This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had roast beef and this little piggy…caused major damage to agricultural crops and the environment. Okay, so that is not exactly how the children’s nursery rhyme goes, but this is a true story for farmers and landowners. In fact, wild pigs cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage each year.

    • Post Date
      Feb 24, 2023
  • Forestcast Podcast

    • USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

    • From the forefront of forest research, the Northern Research Station invites you inside the largest forest research organization in the world — the USDA's Forest Service. In each podcast episode, you’ll hear stories, interviews, and special in-depth anthologies of the science that's studying, questioning, and solving some of today's most compelling forest issues.

      Non-native invasive insects and pathogens are causing significant ecological damage to forests worldwide.  The first season explores biological invasions — and their repercussions — in the Midwest and the Northeast. The second season examines tree breeding and selection to promote resistance to invasive insects and diseases.

    • Post Date
      Feb 22, 2023
  • A Bi-level Model for State and County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Decisions

    • Feb 1, 2023
    • USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

    • Recreational boats are important vectors of spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) among waterbodies of the United States. To limit AIS spread, state and county agencies fund watercraft inspection and decontamination stations at lake access points. Researchers present a model for determining how a state planner can efficiently allocate inspection resources to county managers, who independently decide where to locate inspection stations.

    • Post Date
      Feb 22, 2023
  • Policy Resolution 2022-11, Biosecurity and Invasive Species Management

    • Jun 30, 2022
    • Western Governors' Association.

    • This resolution addresses invasive species management and adds substantial new policy, including: a call to address the destructive relationship between invasive grasses and wildfires; mechanisms to enhance regional invasive species research, planning, and coordination; and recommendations to Congress and federal agencies on improving invasive species management on federal lands and supporting state-led management efforts.

      WGA resolutions are in effect for three years and then expire or are renewed. All WGA resolutions are available on their  Resolutions page.

    • Post Date
      Feb 07, 2023