Invasive and Native Species Resources in Delta Region

 Invasive Species

   
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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go largely unchecked and only  partially monitored. Small forest openings, forest road right-of-ways, and areas under and beside forest canopies are often occupied by invasive nonnative plants.

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

 

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
By:

The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
By:

Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

Why are Invasive Species Bad for Mississippi?
By:

Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (74)
There are 74 resources serving Delta Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Delta Region
Biologists / Ecologists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Daniel C. Sumerall
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg District - Biologist - Vicksburg, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mike Goff
Wildlife Technical Services - Executive Vice President/Managing Partner - Vicksburg , MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program
John Gruchy - Coordinator, Private Lands Program - Jackson, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Land Group
Dan Prevost - Biologist - Forester - Leland, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Timothy J. Carley
Mississippi Land Company - Hattiesburg, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
Westervelt Ecological Services
John Wigginton - Regional Manager, Southeast Region - Auburn, AL
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Charles “Bo” Collins
Sunrise Fisheries, Inc. - Fisheries Biologist - Lake Village, AR
Ducks Unlimited
Dale James - Manager of Conservaiton Planning and Land Protection Coordinator - Ridgeland, MS
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Brodhead, WI
Jerry Williamson
Sunrise Fisheries - Aquaculturalist and Certified Fishery Scientist - Lake Village, AR
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Michael McCall
S.E. Realm, LLC - Monticello, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
C. Jared Quillen
Mississippi State University - Wildlife Extension Assistant - Mississippi State, MS
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Delta Wildlife
Trey Cooke - Executive Director - Stoneville, MS
Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC
Mark W. Thomas - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jay B. Mitchell
Mitchell Forestry and Wildlife Services, Inc. - Vice-President - Corinth, MS
Jaysen Hogue
Mercy Tree Forestry & Wildlife Services - President/CEO - New Albany, MS
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services - Mayhew, MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council
Russ Walsh - Chair - Hattiesburg, MS
Mitchell Forestry & Wildlife Services, Inc.
- Corinth, MS
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office
- Jackson, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
W. H. Bill Tomlinson
Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC - Vicksburg, MS
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS

 Native Species

   
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NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Endemic Species are Your Home Team for the Ecosystem

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Surprisingly Diverse Mississippi
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Whether you are a resident of Mississippi, or have never visited, the state is surprisingly diverse. The Mississippi Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, or CWCS, recognizes 4 distinct ecoregions, which are large areas that generally share similar climate, geography, and species communities.&n ...

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
By:

Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

Fire Management and Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
By:

According to the Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council, periodic fire played an important ecological role in shaping southern forests and grasslands. L ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
By:

 

Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
By:

Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
By:

 

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

 

Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
By:

In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
By:

The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
By:

Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

Why are Invasive Species Bad for Mississippi?
By:

Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.

 

Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (121)
There are 121 resources serving Delta Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Delta Region
Biologists / Ecologists
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Daniel C. Sumerall
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Vicksburg District - Biologist - Vicksburg, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mike Goff
Wildlife Technical Services - Executive Vice President/Managing Partner - Vicksburg , MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program
John Gruchy - Coordinator, Private Lands Program - Jackson, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Land Group
Dan Prevost - Biologist - Forester - Leland, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
Timothy J. Carley
Mississippi Land Company - Hattiesburg, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
Westervelt Ecological Services
John Wigginton - Regional Manager, Southeast Region - Auburn, AL
Fisheries Biologists
Charles “Bo” Collins
Sunrise Fisheries, Inc. - Fisheries Biologist - Lake Village, AR
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
Jerry Williamson
Sunrise Fisheries - Aquaculturalist and Certified Fishery Scientist - Lake Village, AR
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Native Species Nurseries
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Keenan Nursery
Landscaping · Garden Center - Pass Christian, MS
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries
Toxey Haas - Creator and CEO of Mossy Oak - West Point, MS
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Pleasant Acres Nursery
- Leland, MS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
Danny Bell - President - Bellville, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Deep South Nursery, Inc.
Mac Rouse - Owner - Lucedale, MS
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Delta-View Nursery
- Leland, MS
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
International Forest Company
Vickie Abrams - Secretary - Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Keenan Nursery
Landscaping · Garden Center - Pass Christian, MS
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Michael McCall
S.E. Realm, LLC - Monticello, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Bob Griffin
Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
C. Jared Quillen
Mississippi State University - Wildlife Extension Assistant - Mississippi State, MS
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Deer Management Assistance Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks - Jackson, MS
Delta Wildlife
Trey Cooke - Executive Director - Stoneville, MS
Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC
Mark W. Thomas - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jay B. Mitchell
Mitchell Forestry and Wildlife Services, Inc. - Vice-President - Corinth, MS
Jaysen Hogue
Mercy Tree Forestry & Wildlife Services - President/CEO - New Albany, MS
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services - Mayhew, MS
Mississippi Land Company
- Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council
Russ Walsh - Chair - Hattiesburg, MS
Mitchell Forestry & Wildlife Services, Inc.
- Corinth, MS
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Steven Gruchy
Wildlife Mississippi - Natural Resource Economist - Stoneville, MS
The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Chapter Office
Keith Ouchley - State Director - Madison, MS
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services Field Office
- Jackson, MS
Unique Places LLC
Jeff Fisher - CEO - Durham, NC
W. H. Bill Tomlinson
Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC - Vicksburg, MS
wildpiginfo
Bill Hamrick - Extension Associate III - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture - Mississippi State, MS

 Species Best Management Practices

   
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Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

 

SeaStates 2013: How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Reasons for Prescribed Fire in Forest Management

A summary of all the benefits of prescribed fire in southern forests.

 

Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

 

Non-native Species in Aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

 

Winter Avian Community and Sparrow Response to Field Border Width
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Field borders benefit wintering farmland birds,with greater positive effects associated with wider borders.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation: Bobwhite and Buffers
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The conservation provisions of the Farm Bill can produce more consistent positive wildlife habitat benefits when policy (program statutes, rules, practices, and practice standards) is developed in the context of explicit goals identified as part of large-scale conservation initiatives.

 

Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project
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Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
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Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
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The Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles series (hereafter Guidelines) is intended to provide private landowners, state and federal land agencies, and other interested stakeholders with regional information on the habitat associations and requirements of amphibians and reptiles, possible threats to these habitats, and recommendations for managing lands in ways compatible with or beneficial to amphibians and reptiles.

 

Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program. CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Mississippi Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Final Report, 2006–2010

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

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Invasive Species News Items
A Studio in the Woods is an idyllic sanctuary for artists - NOLA.com
7/21/2018 8:02:50 AM
NOLA.com A Studio in the Woods is an idyllic sanctuary for artists NOLA.com Before the artists living and working at A Studio in the Woods, a unique retreat nestled in an endangered bottomland hardwood forest along the Mississippi River, can put pen to paper or brush to canvas, they must first take a tour of the forest itself ...

Mississippi River recreation ramps up thanks to task force - South Washington County Bulletin
7/13/2018 2:46:43 PM
South Washington County Bulletin Mississippi River recreation ramps up thanks to task force South Washington County Bulletin The St. Paul-based Friends of the Mississippi River completed a natural resources management plan earlier this year. The report recommended restoration of native species, removal of invasive species , implementing erosion control and some opportunities ...

Invasive aquatic species in US wreak havoc on ecosystems, cost hundreds of millions of dollars - AccuWeather.com
7/13/2018 10:34:04 AM
AccuWeather.com Invasive aquatic species in US wreak havoc on ecosystems, cost hundreds of millions of dollars AccuWeather.com An invasive species currently making its way up the Mississippi River is the Asian carp. These fish can cause trouble to the ecosystem and anglers alike not just by undermining the food chain but by being a danger to fish as well. If startled by ...

11 invasive species to watch out for in Michigan - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
7/9/2018 8:43:24 AM
WDIV ClickOnDetroit 11 invasive species to watch out for in Michigan WDIV ClickOnDetroit The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has a list of invasive species in the state that residents should be aware of and report if spotted. The Michigan DNR says: ... Native Range: Mississippi river drainage and Gulf coast. U.S. Distribution ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Top ten US invasive species — They adapt easily with no natural predators - goskagit.com
7/6/2018 8:12:07 AM
goskagit.com Ask the Master Gardener: Top ten US invasive species — They adapt easily with no natural predators goskagit.com These bottom feeders stir sediment, eat invertebrates and kill aquatic vegetation that feed migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. Waterfowl numbers have drastically declined due to this species. They spread up the Mississippi River system with efforts ...

Invasive aquatic plant found in reservoir - WAPT Jackson
6/29/2018 8:58:21 AM
WAPT Jackson Invasive aquatic plant found in reservoir WAPT Jackson Officials said they'll try to remove an invasive aquatic plant from the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Dennis Riecke, the fisheries and environmental coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks, said officials found giant ...

Mississippi Seeks to Remove Invasive Aquatic Plant From Lake - U.S. News & World Report
6/29/2018 1:01:48 AM
Mississippi Seeks to Remove Invasive Aquatic Plant From Lake U.S. News & World Report Dennis Riecke (RIK'-ee) is the fisheries and environmental coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks. He says officials found giant salvinia Wednesday in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. and more »

Invasive species in local water - WGRZ.com
6/27/2018 8:54:21 PM
WGRZ.com Invasive species in local water WGRZ.com "The big one is, people refer to as the Asian Carp, the Silver and Bighead Carp which are coming up through the Mississippi , and there are a lot of efforts going on now... to keep it from entering the Great Lakes Basin," Locke explained. "Pretty severe ...

16 thousand pounds of carp removed from local lakes and rivers - WPSD Local 6
6/25/2018 12:13:10 AM
WPSD Local 6 16 thousand pounds of carp removed from local lakes and rivers WPSD Local 6 Asian Carp are an invasive species taking over our waterways and threatening the ecosystem there. The lake is calm, ... Ray is a fisherman from Mississippi who has traveled to the lake to help with the problem and maybe win some money. “Over time, they ... Navigating a Sea of Superlatives in Pursuit of the Asian Carp Undark Magazine all 3 news articles »

Native Species News Items
Mississippi River recreation ramps up thanks to task force - South Washington County Bulletin
7/13/2018 2:46:43 PM
South Washington County Bulletin Mississippi River recreation ramps up thanks to task force South Washington County Bulletin The St. Paul-based Friends of the Mississippi River completed a natural resources management plan earlier this year. The report recommended restoration of native species , removal of invasive species, implementing erosion control and some opportunities ...

11 invasive species to watch out for in Michigan - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
7/9/2018 8:43:24 AM
WDIV ClickOnDetroit 11 invasive species to watch out for in Michigan WDIV ClickOnDetroit Native Range: Mississippi river drainage and Gulf coast. U.S. Distribution (outside of native range): Established populations in California, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, South .... Local Concern: Although the impacts of introduction are largely ...

Mussels muscling into Montana - Lone Peak Lookout
7/6/2018 10:44:33 AM
Lone Peak Lookout Mussels muscling into Montana Lone Peak Lookout ... when they were introduced to the Great Lakes via cargo ships coming from the Black and Caspian seas. Since then the invasive bivalve has spread rapidly via the Mississippi River and beyond—filtering water, choking out native species , clogging ... and more »

Ask the Master Gardener: Top ten US invasive species — They adapt easily with no natural predators - goskagit.com
7/6/2018 8:12:07 AM
goskagit.com Ask the Master Gardener: Top ten US invasive species — They adapt easily with no natural predators goskagit.com They outcompete native species for food and habitat, are killing off sensitive species and now compromising water quality. These bottom ... They spread up the Mississippi River system with efforts taking place to keep them out of the Great Lakes. They ...

With Asian carp, yesterday's solution turned into a problem - Paducah Sun
7/1/2018 1:48:42 AM
With Asian carp, yesterday's solution turned into a problem Paducah Sun "I'm sure the biologists thought back then … that the predators in the Mississippi River would take care of anything that would get out," Brooks said. "What we've found since then is they really do outcompete our native species , to the point of ...

Conservancy schedules summer hike near Wilton - La Crosse Tomah Journal
6/24/2018 11:32:58 PM
La Crosse Tomah Journal Conservancy schedules summer hike near Wilton La Crosse Tomah Journal Hikers will explore the new preserve and learn about the native species that depend on the imperiled habitat. They are likely to have the experience of seeing light filtering ... Founded in 1997, Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a nationally ...

Outdoors: Invasive turtles turning up - Burlington County Times
6/22/2018 1:15:14 AM
Burlington County Times Outdoors: Invasive turtles turning up Burlington County Times The red-eared slider's native range consists of the lower, midwestern states, centered around the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, with a few populations ranging as far as Virginia to the east and Colorado to the west. But it was the ... and more »