Invasive Plant Websites:
Note about some important links - The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team (GIST) was disbanded
in March 2009. The GIST web site along with many useful documents on invasive species control, numerous invasive species images and the recently
created INVASIPEDIA were in danger of becoming lost.
The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at The University of Georgia, in collaboration with the Global Invasive Species Team, is pleased to announce that the GIST web site and INVASIPEDIA are now available through Invasive.org (www.invasive.org). All of Barry Rice’s 240 images and John Randall’s 911 images that were on the GIST web site have been incorporated into the Bugwood Image Database (www.ForestryImages.org and www.invasive.org)
The GIST web site on Invasive.org is a static system with the content current to March 2009. Over time, the GIST web site content will be merged into the existing Invasive.org framework. INVASIPEDIA is fully integrated into Bugwood Wiki under Invasive Species at http://wiki.bugwood.org/. WIMS will be hosted by iMapInvasives and the Remote Sensing Tutorial will be hosted on Barry Rice’s www.sarracenia.com.
Invasive Species Global:
http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/ - Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) give free, authoritative information about introduced species that threaten native biodiversity.
Invasive Species National:
www.doi.gov/NISC/index.html - National Invasive Species Council website
www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov - Currently houses the National Invasive Species Information Center within USDA.
plants.usda.gov – Gives range maps and some basic information about both invasive and native plants.
www.invasive.org/weedus/index.html - Plant invaders of natural areas
www.natureserve.org/library/invasiveSpeciesAssessmentProtocol.pdf - Protocol for invasive plant assessment
www.invasive.org/listserv.cfm - Listing of Invasive Species Listservs around the country
enature.com/native_invasive/natives.asp - Landscaping alternatives for invasive plants
http://www.niiss.org - 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.
http://www.necis.net/ - National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) is a coalition of 17 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to fighting invasive species, has launched a newly redesigned website and resource on invasive species. The site, necis.net, is a dynamic source of news and information about invasive species, featuring updates on current NECIS initiatives and timely information on how to help improve invasive species policies across the nation.
www.naeppc.org - National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils is a coalition of state and regional Exotic Pest Plant Councils (EPPCs) and Invasive Plant Councils (IPCs) representing professional natural resource managers, scientists and others with an interest in invasive plant management. Also join them on Facebook.
Invasive Species Regional:
www.mipn.org – Midwest Invasive Plant Network
http://www.eddmaps.org/ipane/ - Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
www.weedcenter.org – Center for Invasive Plant Management (covers western U.S. but also has general information that is applicable in other regions)
www.ma-eppc.org/ - Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
www.se-eppc.org/ - Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council
www.fs.fed.us/r9/wildlife/range/weed/Sec3B.htm – USDA
Forest Service list of invasive plants, ranked by degree of invasiveness
Invasive Species State:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/4618.htm – Indiana’s Invasive Plant Species Assessment Working Group (IPSAWG). Also visit the IPSAWG Invasive Plants to Avoid page on the INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant and Wildlfower Society) website.
extension.entm.purdue.edu/CAPS/ - The "Most Unwanted" Invasive Plant Pest List is compiled yearly by the Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) State Survey Committee (SSC). The list identifies exotic species, invasive species, pests regulated by state or federal laws, and distribution of pests that may or may not be present in the state of Indiana yet have the potential to threaten the state's plant resources, whether cultivated or natural plant communities or other natural resources. The list, which is updated yearly, is used to determine how resources for surveys and outreach and educational programs are best spent to protect Indiana.
www.naturalheritageofindiana.org/learn/invasive_plants.html - The Natural Heritage of Indiana - Invasive Plants, Exotic and Threatening Plants in Indiana
www.ipaw.org – Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin
www.mda.state.mn.us/misac/ – Minnesota
Invasive Species Advisory
www.oipc.info - Ohio Invasive Plants Council
invasivespecies.wi.gov - Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species
invasiveplantsmi.org/ - Michigan Invasive Plant Council
Invasive Plant Control:
www.imapinvasives.org/GIST/WIMS/index.html - iMapInvasives, TNC's Weed Information Management System
www.weedcenter.org - Go to their Management Section for information on how to control invasive plants
www.ceinfo.unh.edu/Pubs/ForPubs/WPUFCI03.pdf - Using fire to control invasive plants
www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/WS/WS_21.pdf - Aquatic plant management
Invasive Plant Identification:
www.weedcenter.org- Center for Invasive Plant Management, go to Identification Section
www.fs.fed.us/r9/wildlife/nnis/invasive-species-field-guide.pdf - Alien plants field and reference guide, USDA Forest Service
www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/5424 - Nonnative invasive plants of southern forests: a field guide for identification and control
www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pdf/phau1-powerpoint.pdf - Powerpoint presentation to help differentiate between native and non-native Phragmites. Called "Fragmented Phragmites, Overview and Identification of Introduced Exotic and Native Forms of Common Reed (Phragmites australis), it is available for download at the above website.
www.invasiveplantguide.com or www.stackpolebooks.com - "Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species", by Sylvan Kaufman and Wallace Kaufman. This easy-to-use, wide ranging guide to invasive plants in North America features full-color photos and descriptions of more than 175 alien species. Introductory chapters give readers the big picture that creates a frame for thinking about particular regions, localities and species.
www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/ - Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
www.bugwood.org/ - The Bugwood Network, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticplants/index.html - Guide to invasive aquatic plants by the Minnesota DNR.
www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/index.html - Guide to invasive terrestrial plants by the Minnesota DNR.
Other Resources and Tools:
www.elistore.org/reports_detail.asp?ID=10678 - Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management - Non-native invasive species significantly threaten the ecological integrity of our nation`s natural systems. They displace native plants and animals, disrupt ecological processes, upset the stability of our ecosystems, and can permanently change our natural landscapes. Even though many invasive species are not regulated or controlled federally, states have passed a wide array of laws designed to address invasive species problems. This report analyzes the current legal tools available at the state level to combat invasive species and identifies seventeen state tools that are grouped into five categories.
www.elistore.org/reports_detail.asp?ID=10990 - Making a List: Prevention Strategies for Invasive Plants in the Great Lakes States - This report surveys plant listing programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to assess the effectiveness of listing as a tool to prevent the proliferation and spreads of invasive plant species.
www.elistore.org/reports_detail.asp?ID=10992 - Invasive Species Control: A Comprehensive Model State Law - This report provides the statutory framework for a comprehensive state program to detect, control, and manage the threat of invasive species across all taxa. The structure of the model law is based generally on the 17 state tools for managing invasive species identified in ELI’s report Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management.