On contacting Invasive Species Team staff
The primary function of the Global Invasive Species Team's web presence is to provide staff of The Nature Conservancy information related to invasive species. While we are based in Davis, California, we will help staff in any branch of The Nature Conservancy.
Unfortunately, we do not have resources to help private contractors, consulting agencies, or private landowners. Our online Management Library has a number of photographs and species management summaries (called "ESAs") that may help you if you fall into one of these categories. Your local Agricultural Extension Agency or Farm Advisor may be able to provide you with additional information. Also, we unfortunately do not have enough resources to help students with their school assignments.
We have a large library of invasive species photographs on line, taken by various scientists. These may be used for publication by staff of The Nature Conservancy or other organizations, but you must first negotiate usage directly with the photographers. The images are not property of The Nature Conservancy, rather they are property of the individuals who took them (on their own free time). Note that these photographers may charge standard rates for the one-time, non-exclusive rights to their images. A sampling of photographs is on-line for viewing.
Reporters who would like to discuss weed issues can email us at jrandall(at)tnc.org, and we can talk more on the telephone.
Thumbnail reports of invasive species projects being done by The Nature Conservancy.
Invasive species management is not impossible. Read these success stories and be inspired.
Assessments of invasive species issues for various operating units in The Nature Conservancy.
Information about the core staff of The Nature Conservancy's Global Invasive Species Team.
Learn about our 1999 survey--a snapshot of invasive species issues across all of The Nature Conservancy.
Other site resources
A fully-integrated hardware and software application for mapping invasives and tracking management actions.
A review of remote sensing technology, as applied to invasive species detection and mapping.
Adaptive management planning tools such as model plans for sites, weed control templates, etc. Very useful!
Learn about Invasive Species Networks that help promote best practices for invasive species abatement among staff in The Nature Conservancy, partner agencies, and other organizations.
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