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

See What's New on the NISIC's Web site. Includes items of interest that have been added to our site, in order of most recent post date.

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Recent News

  • USDA Radio News: Protecting Dairy Cattle from H5N1 High Path Avian Flu

    • Apr 30, 2024
    • United States Department of Agriculture.

    • With cases of a strain of what is known as bird flu recently found in dairy cattle, USDA and other stakeholders have been busy monitoring the situation and implementing measures to protect our nation’s dairy cattle. Rod Bain and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack looks at what has so far transpired in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.
      See also:  Avian Influenza and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Detections in Livestock for up to date information

    • Post Date
      May 10, 2024
  • Alaska Aquatic Invasive Species Clearinghouse (AK Aqua)

    • University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.

    • The Alaska Aquatic Invasive Species Clearinghouse (AK Aqua) is a database and mapping application that provides temporal and geospatial information for invasive aquatic species in Alaska. Taxa profiles and associated planning documents are provided for many of the species listed in AK Aqua. These data are primarily intended to support the identification of problem species, thus promoting early detection and rapid response across Alaska. Data are also used in a variety of research and modeling activities.

    • Post Date
      Apr 30, 2024
  • USDA Protects Hundreds of Crops from Invasive Fruit Flies with Five-Year Strategy

    • Apr 17, 2024
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released Fruit Fly Exclusion and Detection Program Fiscal Years 2024-2028 Strategy [PDF, 1.2 MB]. APHIS worked with members of the National Plant Board to develop a unified roadmap for USDA and its partners to protect American agriculture from the threat of invasive fruit flies and measure our progress along the way.
      See also: Exotic Fruit Flies for more information

    • Post Date
      Apr 19, 2024
  • Lionfish Invasion: A Threat to North American Ecosystems

    • Apr 1, 2024
    • North America Invasive Species Management Association.

    • The lionfish is a striking yet destructive invasive species that has found its way into the waters of North America, leaving a trail of ecological havoc in its wake. In this blog post, we delve into the alarming impact of lionfish invasion on our local marine environments and the urgent need for concerted action.

    • Post Date
      Apr 15, 2024
  • Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species


    • Learn simple steps you can take to prevent the spread of invasive species when you recreate outdoors.

    • Post Date
      Apr 09, 2024
  • Guard Your Green: Invasive Plant Pests Threaten Your Community’s Trees and Gardens

    • Apr 5, 2024
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proclaims April 2024 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During this month, we are encouraging everyone—whether you’re a gardener or a camper, a bug enthusiast or a student, a traveler, or an online shopper—to learn about the danger of invasive plant pests and what you can do to help. During the month, we are sharing information on curbing the spread of these pests to foster a healthier environment and protect our food supply.
      See also: A Proclamation by the Secretary of Agriculture for 2024 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month [PDF, 189 KB]

    • Post Date
      Apr 08, 2024
  • Don't Move Firewood - Chasing After the Eclipse? Leave Tree Pests Behind...

    • Mar 7, 2024
    • Nature Conservancy.

    • On Monday April 8, 2024, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in a roughly 115 mile wide swath (called the path of totality) crossing North America as it passes over Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. Millions of travelers are expected to camp out over the weekend so they can be in the best viewing area on Monday to see the amazing spectacle of a complete solar eclipse. The Nature Conservancy is asking everyone that plans to use firewood for the solar eclipse celebration weekend to buy local firewood near their destination, bring packaged certified heat-treated firewood, or gather their firewood responsibly on site if permitted by the campground or landowner.

    • Post Date
      Apr 04, 2024
  • Earth Day

    • Nature Conservancy.

    • Earth Day is April 22, 2024. Join us in celebrating the inspiring work of young changemakers. See how you can act for planet Earth today. How to Help? Find Volunteer Opportunities Near You and help a preserve remove invasive species or collect data. Or virtually volunteer your professional skills.

    • Post Date
      Apr 04, 2024
  • Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Publishes New Management Challenge on Climate Change, Biological Control Agents, and Target Hosts

    • Mar 6, 2024
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.

    • Biocontrol is an important management tool that utilizes one species (a biocontrol agent) to control another (a target host) and can be an effective approach for controlling populations of invasive species across broad spatial scales. Climate change, though, is complicating biocontrol, raising concerns that mismatches between how biocontrol agents and their hosts respond to climate change could alter the efficacy of current and future biocontrol programs. In response, a team of RISCC (Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change) Management Network and NE CASC (Climate Adaptation Science Center) researchers has published a new "Management Challenge" that details how climate change impacts the relationship between biocontrol agents and their target hosts and outlines management implications arising from this problem.

    • Post Date
      Apr 01, 2024
  • Fish and Game Completes Fish Surveys Following Quagga Mussel Treatment

    • Dec 4, 2024
    • Idaho Department of Agriculture.

    • Quagga mussels were found in the Snake River in September 2023. Immediately afterwards, Idaho Fish and Game assisted the Department of Agriculture in their evaluation of potential treatments to eliminate the mussels, and Idaho Fish and Game quantified the fish populations found in the six-mile stretch of river where the mussels were found, and where the treatment would occur. Biologists quickly learned that the treatment caused high mortality in certain species, while others survived quite well.

    • Post Date
      Mar 28, 2024