The US Forest Service has finalized a new National Forest System Invasive Species Management Policy.
Factsheets for Invasive Weed Management developed by the Renz Lab in the UW-Madison Agronomy Department.
Video Presentations of the 2010 Invasive Plant Management Worshop held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in February. Click on the agenda item you would like to view. Presentations covered chemical control of many widespread invasive plants in IL, Tansy, Leafy spurge, IPM for Reed Canary Grass, novel approaches to Buckthorn control, wick applicators, and general aquatic plant management.
MIPN Weed Management Planning PowerPoint Presentation - "Stop Wasting Your Time on Invasives – Plan Your Way to Success!" by Ellen Jacquart, The Nature Conservancy
TNC Management Documents at Invasipedia - Invasipedia houses information on invasive plants, animals, and pathogens, and especially how to best manage them. Its foundation is the large amount of species management information developed by the The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team. It is now supported by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health as part of the BugwoodWiki.
Weed Control Management Handbook, prepared by TNC
Invasive Species: Manager's Toolkit - National Invasive Species Information Center, USDA
Stewardship Network Webcast Archives - topics on control and management.
Aquatic Invasive Plant Management (PDF file) A reference on aquatic invasive plant identification and control, Carole A. Lembi, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
Minnesota has developed some great educational resources for retailers and consumers on invasive plants sold for water gardens:
Northwest Indiana Invasive Plant Network (NIIPN) blog featuring discussions about many aspects of invasive plant identification, monitoring, and control.
Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species - read about the work being done by the Wisconsin Council on Forestry and the Great Lakes Terrestrial Invasive Species Committee of the Midwest Natural Resources Group.
Roadside Invasive Control Video, the first video of a series on Invasive Species Prevention Best Management Practices from the USDA Forest Service. Available on DVD or Internet.
Review on Fire and Invasive Plants, explores relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants that can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants.
The National Institute of Invasive Species Science is a consortium of government and non-government organizations formed to develop cooperative approaches for invasive species science that meet the urgent needs of land managers and the public. Field data on aquatic and terrestrial species and diseases can be collected in any form and uploaded. These datasets are integrated into the database and displayed as “living maps” of harmful invaders on the Web to serve land managers, landowners, researchers, government officials, and the public.
Asian bush honeysuckle
Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Narrow-leaved bitter-cress (Cardamine impatiens)
Spotted knapweed (Centaurea biebersteinii)
Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Eurasion water milfoil
Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Tall manna grass or reed manna grass (Glyceria maxima)
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INNOVATIVE TOOLS FOR CONTROL:
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The Clamper A unique tool that allows for highly selective herbicide application to herbaceous vegetation.
REPORTS ON OTHER CONTROL TECHNIQUES:
Interested in Biocontrol options? Visit: www.invasive.org/eastern/biocontrol
Struggling to control Asian bush honeysuckle? Learn about a study in Indiana comparing control methods by Ron Rathfon
Vinegar – Useful tool in the fight against invasives or just an essential ingredient in salad dressing? by Ellen Jacquart
Many fens in the Midwest have become significantly overgrown with shrubs due to fire suppression. Reintroducing fire will only slow the spread of shrubs, not remove them from areas where they have established. Traditional methods of cutting individual stems and painting with herbicide can clear areas of shrubs, but this is a very time consuming, slow process. Given the large number of acres of fen that need restoration, Rich Dunbar (Indiana DNR - Division of Nature Preserves) investigated a way to control woody invaders and restore fens more cost effectively.