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Invasive species, control methods, and best management practices

This is where you will find core web site documents such as information about specific plants, animals, or pathogens; our famous "Weed Control Methods Handbook," tool reviews, etc.

Invasive plant management
Research the information we have on the management of a particular species of invasive plant here.
Invasive animal & pathogen management
Research the information we have on the management of a particular species of invasive animal or pathogen here.
Weed Control Methods Handbook
An electronic handbook provides detailed information on the use of manual and mechanical techniques, grazing, prescribed fire, biocontrol, and herbicides, to help you control undesirable invasive plants.
Tool reviews
Read our reviews of hardware that are useful for those working in invasive species management.

Other site resources

Gallery of pests
A rogue's gallery of many of the invasive pests and pathogens that have invaded North America, or that have the potential to do so.
Weed Information Management System (WIMS)
A fully-integrated hardware and software application for mapping invasives and tracking management actions.
Remote sensing
A review of remote sensing technology, as applied to invasive species detection and mapping.
Photography archive
One of the largest collections of photographs of invasive species (mostly plants) available on the web.
Red Alerts!
Species which are either new to an area, or are showing alarming symptoms such as signs of signicant, new expansion.
Templates and examples
Adaptive management planning tools such as model plans for sites, weed control templates, etc. Very useful!
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Volunteer coordination and public outreach
Powerpoint presentations on invasive species, weed pamphlets, on developing weed management areas, and more.

Updated July 2008
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