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

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Recent News

  • Have Plant Protection Project Ideas? Apply for Funding Today!

    • Jun 65, 2024
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invites stakeholders to tap into their creativity and submit innovative proposals for fiscal year (FY) 2025 Plant Protection Act Section 7721 (PPA 7721) funding. APHIS is funding projects that protect American agriculture and natural resources this summer, and it’s time to apply! Applicants can submit suggestions for Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program funding from June 5 through July 31, 2024.

    • Post Date
      Jul 12, 2024
  • BLM Issues Decision on Herbicides to Control Noxious and Invasive Weeds

    • Jul 11, 2024
    • DOI. Bureau of Land Management.

    • The Bureau of Land Management is approving seven herbicide active ingredients to control noxious weeds and invasive species on public lands. BLM field and district offices can now begin considering the use of these tools in efforts to control and eradicate noxious weeds and invasive plant species on the public lands they manage. 

    • Post Date
      Jul 12, 2024
  • Governor Whitmer Announces Michigan Signs Agreement to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

    • Jul 1, 2024
    • Michigan.gov. Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    • Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois to cosponsor the construction of the Brandon Road Interbasin Project. This milestone agreement with the Biden Administration unlocks $274 million in federal and $114 million in state funding for the first of three phases of the $1.15 billion project that will prevent invasive carp and aquatic nuisance species from entering the Great Lakes.

    • Post Date
      Jul 03, 2024
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

    • Jun 30, 2024
    • Michigan.gov. Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    • Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week (June 30-July 6, 2024) is an opportunity for Michigan’s government to join forces with businesses, industries, environmental groups, community organizations, residents, and other Great Lakes states and provinces to raise awareness and take action against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.

    • Post Date
      Jul 03, 2024
  • Seaplanes and Aquatic Invasive Species

    • Seaplanes and Aquatic Invasive Species.

    • Reducing the potential to spread aquatic invasive species via the seaplane pathway. This project is intended to help the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force reduce the risk of impacts of aquatic invasive species through the seaplane pathway by engaging with seaplane pilots and seaplane/seaplane equipment manufacturers in the lower 48 and Alaska to help prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species; improve the ability of seaplane pilots to lessen the spread of aquatic invasive species by developing best management practices that will be accepted and used by pilots; assessing the risk of aquatic invasive species spread by the seaplane pathway in different regions of the U.S. and compiling and sharing all information garnered through this research. A project funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and implemented by various partners (Creative Resource Strategies, LLC, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Sea Grant and Conservation Collaborations). 

    • Post Date
      Jul 03, 2024
  • July is Here and You Know What That Means: Northern Giant Hornet Trapping Time!

    • Jul 1, 2024
    • Washington State Department of Agriculture. WSDA Blog.

    • We need your help to monitor for and report northern giant hornet sightings. By participating in a northern giant hornet citizen scientist project, you are helping protect your community from northern giant hornets.

      Since the first report of a northern giant hornet in Washington in 2019 (known as the Asian giant hornet or the “murder hornet” back then), the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s (WSDA) Pest Program has been working to eradicate northern giant hornets. The best time to participate is from July through November. You are most likely to see or catch a northern giant hornet during this timeframe because colonies are established, and workers are out hunting.

    • Post Date
      Jul 02, 2024
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  • Fire Ant Week: Stamping Out Fire Ants

    • Google. YouTube; USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

    • Fire ants cause significant harm not only to humans, but to the food we grow? Imported fire ants have invaded about 350 million acres in the U.S., and they cause approximately $8 billion in economic damages per year.

      Learn more about what’s happening with this invasive species that has spread throughout the southern U.S., and what ARS is doing about it, as the Office of Communications launches a week-long fire ant campaign (June 22-28, 2024). ARS will feature videos, articles, and interviews with our scientists who are leading the fight against these tiny invaders.
      See also: Fire ant articles in Tellus

    • Post Date
      Jun 26, 2024
  • Dampening the Spread of Fire Ants

    • Jun 24, 2024
    • USDA. ARS. Tellus.

    • ARS researchers use biocontrol methods to manage fire ant populations.

    • Post Date
      Jun 25, 2024
  • Pollinator Week

    • Pollinator Partnership.

    • National Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2024) is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. In 2007, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. 

      Pollinator Week 2024 is a celebration of the vital role that pollinators play in our ecosystems, economies, and agriculture. Under the inspiring theme "Vision 2040: Thriving ecosystems, economies, and agriculture," this year's event urges us to envision a future where pollinators not only survive but thrive. These essential creatures, including bees, butterflies, moths, bats, beetles, and hummingbirds, are the unsung heroes behind the food we enjoy and the beauty that surrounds us.
      See also: USDA Recognizes National Pollinator Week (Jun 17, 2024)

    • Post Date
      Jun 17, 2024