Ohio has developed a new invasive plant assessment protocol. Read the article linked below for more information.
Minnesota Noxious Weed Guide – online version 2013 updates are complete and it has been posted. It remains at the following link:
The old version has the purple loosestrife on the cover – the 2013 version has non-native phragmites and includes newly listed species.
Although this guide is from Minnesota, it has significant overlap with species found here in Appalachia Ohio and is a good reference to explore.
This new publication is a little overwelming for a landowner, but is full of useful information about cleaning equipment to reduce the spread of invasive flora and fauna.
DiVittorio, J., M. Grodowitz, and J. Snow, 2012. Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Memorandum No. 86-68220-07-05.
This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspection and thorough cleaning of vehicles and equipment that come in contact with pest and invasive species during Reclamation work. The information in this manual will help personnel to understand how pest and invasive plants and animals are spread and will provide instructions and recommendations to reduce their spread. The general types of equipment described in this manual are: rubber-tired land vehicles, tracked land vehicles, personal use equipment, construction and facility equipment, and watercraft. In addition to inspection and cleaning procedures, a section with descriptions of species of concern is included.
Presentations from the 2012 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference are now available on the MIPN website at http://www.mipn.org/UMISC-2012.html. Take a look!
Auburn University has just released a new publication. This publication provides tutorials on multiple free programs that will help private landowners map and monitor their management projects. This looks like a great opportunity for private landowners to monitor their efforts to control invasives and help allocate limited resources.
A message from Steven T. Manning, President of Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
Along with the many other free invasive species specific webinars at http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com, this month we will begin two series hosted by Dr. Randy Westbrooks; Foreign Pest Exclusion at National Ports of Entry – The First Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species and Early Detection and Rapid Response – The Second Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*. The schedule for these webinar series can be found in the attached document.
There are several other excellent webinars currently scheduled so we urge you to come back frequently to check out the new speakers and topics. To check out the calendar of talks and register go to www.invasiveplantcontrol.com. Click on the ipcwebsolutions logo and using the calendar, click more details on the webinar you would like to register for.
Winter 2013 – Invasive Species Prevention Webinar/Training Workshop Series – Online and Onsite.
I. Foreign Pest Exclusion at National Ports of Entry – The First Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*.
1. Session 1 – National Ports of Entry – Gate Keepers for International Commerce and Travel – Gateways for Introduction of Foreign Pests – or Not. Introduction and Overview. February 7th, 12:00 EST
2. Session 2 – Introduction to Invasive Species – Examples of the Worst Invaders, Ecological and Economic Impacts, and Major Pathways of Spread. February 14th, 12:00 EST
3. Session 3 – High Profile Invasive Species that are Spread in Global Commerce and Trade – Invasive Species that may be Encountered at Ports of Entry. February 21st, 12:00 EST
4. Session 4 – Invasive Species Management Hierarchy – Pre-border, Border, and Post-border Strategies for Invasive Species Management – Invasive Species Prevention, Preclearance, Exclusion, EDRR, and Control. February 28th, 12:00 EST
5. Session 5 – Prevention Measures for Minimizing Intentionally Introduced Species that become Invasive – Strategies for Addressing Authorized and Unauthorized Introductions. March 7th, 12:00 EST
6. Session 6 – Exclusion Measures for Minimizing Unintentional Introductions at Ports of Entry – Strategies for Addressing Hitchhikers and Contaminants Associated with Imported Commodities and Cargo. March 14th, 12:00 EST
7. Session 7 – Documentation of Foreign Pest Interceptions at Ports of Entry – Invasive Species Specimen Collection, Identification, and Preservation. March 28th, 12:00 EST
8. Session 8 – General Authority for Addressing Quarantine Significant Pests at Ports of Entry – Invasive Species Decision Making Tools and Their Application. April, 1st, 12:00 EST
9. Session 9 – Series Summary and Review – Foreign Pest Exclusion as a Major Element of a National Invasive Species Prevention Strategy. April 18th, 12:00 EST
*A Professional Development Training Series for Plant Quarantine Officers at National Ports of Entry, as well as other Invasive Species Field Managers (Online or Onsite).
II. Early Detection and Rapid Response – The Second Line of Defense against Introduced Invasive Species*.
1. Session 1 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response – A Cost Effective Strategy for Managing New Invasive Plants on Public and Private Land Units – Introduction and Overview. January 29th, 3:00 EST and March 5th, 12:00 EST
2. Session 2 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Strategies for Partnership Development. February 5th, 12:00 EST and March 12th, 12:00 EST
3. Session 3 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Survey, Detection, Data Management, and Reporting. February 12th, 12:00 EST and March 26th, 12:00 EST
4. Session 4 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response –Rapid Assessment of Confirmed new Exotic Species. February 26th, 12:00 EST and April 9th, 12:00 EST
5. Session 5 – The Landscape Approach to Early Detection and Rapid Response – Rapid Response to Confirmed New Invaders. March 5th, 12:00 EST and April 23rd, 12:00 EST
*A Professional Development Training Series for Land Owners and Managers at all Levels of the Landscape – Local to National (Onsite or Online).