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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

  • Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Releases 2023 Invasive Carp Action Plan

    • Apr 6, 2023
    • Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.

    • The Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ICRCC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Invasive Carp Action Plan, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 50 projects focused on Great Lakes protection. The action plan serves as a foundation for the work of the Invasive Carp Regional Coordinating Committee partnership, a collaboration of 26 U.S. and Canadian federal, state, provincial, tribal, regional and local agencies.
      See also: Action Plans and Report (see "Action Plan" section for 2023 Action Plan)

    • Post Date
      Apr 17, 2023
  • Report Highlights Aquatic Invasive Species Solutions

    • Apr 5, 2023
    • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

    • The Aquatic Invasive Species Commission and key partners received input from and engaged in dialogue with key stakeholders, federal and state decision makers, and leading experts. Recommendations focus on modernizing marine fisheries laws, making strategic investments, and improving collaboration among federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. The purpose of this collaborative process was intended to assess the current threat from aquatic invasive species (AIS), explore gaps in public policy and funding, and offer recommendations for how AIS can be addressed more effectively at the federal, state, tribal and regional levels.
      See also: The new report Report and Recommendations: Improving the Prevention, Eradication, Control and Mitigation of Aquatic Invasive Species (Feb 2023) [PDF, 908 KB]

    • Post Date
      Apr 17, 2023
  • Research Highlights: Exotic and Invasive Species

    • USDA. Forest Service.

    • Read about Forest Service's research highlights. Can filter and sort by Topic, keywords, year, research unit, and more.
      See also:  Additional highlights for related topics Pest Management and Plant Diseases

    • Post Date
      Apr 13, 2023
  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Invasive Species Council Shares Results of First Statewide Invasive Impacts Survey, Announces Pilot Management Program

    • Mar 13, 2023
    • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

    • The Pennsylvania Governor’s Invasive Species Council shared findings from the first statewide survey of impacts from invasive plants, insects, pathogens and animals, and announced that a pilot test of a regional invasive species management program will launch this summer. The Governor’s Invasive Species Council conducted the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Impacts Survey last fall to hear directly from Pennsylvanians about impacts they’re experiencing from invasives.

    • Post Date
      Apr 10, 2023
  • California Invasive Species Action Week

    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    • The goals of the California Invasive Species Action Week (June 3-11, 2023),  are to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California's invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

      Prevention is the most effective strategy in managing invasive species. However, hundreds of invasive plants and animals have already established in California and are rapidly spreading each year. These invaders are negatively impacting our waters, our native plants and animals (some of them rare, threatened, or endangered), our agriculture, our health, our economy, and our favorite recreational places. Help us celebrate California's Invasive Species Action Week, and more importantly, help stop the spread of invasive species, by volunteering to take action.

      Learn how invasive species are affecting California, with Invasive Species Action Week Lunchtime Talks. Webinars are part of California Invasive Species Action Week, organized by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Webinars were recorded and available for viewing.

    • Post Date
      Apr 07, 2023
  • USDA Asks Americans to Protect Plants by Looking for Invasive Pests in April

    • Apr 4, 2023
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring April 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). This national outreach month is dedicated to highlighting the impact of invasive plant pests and diseases on plants nationwide and informing Americans how they can help reduce their spread. IPPDAM aims to raise public awareness about the threat and how U.S. residents can help protect U.S. resources from hungry pests.

    • Post Date
      Apr 06, 2023
  • Selecting Pollinator-Friendly Plants to Restore Bee Habitat

    • 2022
    • USDA. Forest Service.
      Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-429.

    • A guide to selecting native plants desired by native bees. This framework can be used to assess pollinator friendliness of native plant species for forests, public lands, and other areas.

    • Post Date
      Mar 28, 2023
  • Two Decades of Annual National Forest Health Check-ups

    • Mar 23, 2023
    • USDA. FS. Southern Research Station. CompassLive.

    • For 21 consecutive years, researchers from the USDA Forest Service and partners at North Carolina State University have tracked the status and trends of forest health across the U.S.  Annual assessments of forest health are key to understanding whether year-to-year changes are part of longer-term trends.  Forests constantly change because of tree mortality and growth, weather events and climate trends, and disturbances from stressors including fire, insects, and diseases.

    • Post Date
      Mar 28, 2023
  • Grant Funding Will Advance a Novel Immune-Based Strategy to Prevent White-Nose Syndrome in North American Bats

    • Mar 22, 2023
    • DOI. United States Geological Survey.

    • The U.S. Geological Survey, together with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, today announced that over $2.5 million has been received to develop an innovative treatment to prevent white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease decimating North American bat populations. The project is one of six provided by the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice, an $8 million collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to fund scientific research and conservation activities that protect diverse ecosystems and imperiled species across the country.

    • Post Date
      Mar 24, 2023
  • 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