Friday, August 11, 2017

iguanas may disperse Brazilian pepper

Title: An Isotopic Study of Diet and Muscles of the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) in Puerto Rico
Author(s): Govender, Y; Munoz, MC; Camejo, LAR; Puente-Rolon, AR; Cuevas, E; Sternberg, L
Source: JOURNAL OF HERPETOLOGY  Volume: 46  Issue: 2  Pages: 167-170   Published: JUN 2012
Abstract: In Puerto Rico, the number of nonnative Green Iguana, Iguana iguana, has increased and the species has proliferated throughout the island
….The gut contents consisted primarily of black mangrove leaves (Avicennia germinans), suggesting a higher impact of herbivory on this species of mangrove. Another plant species of interest found in the gut was Brazilian pepper, Schinus terebinthifolius. We suspect that I. iguana may be a disperser of this aggressive invasive plant in Puerto Rico. Our study indicates that I. iguana impacts the native flora and fauna in Puerto Rico, and that the ecological role of this species in introduced ranges warrants further investigation.

Natural Areas Weed Identification Equipment Calibration Calculations Herbicide Selection


On Friday, Aug. 18, Ken Gioeli, Natural Resources Extension Agent with the University of Florida St Lucie County Extension, will be teaching a course designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Natural Areas Weed Control Pesticide Licensing Exam. Several special topics will be addressed including
Natural Areas Weed Identification
Equipment Calibration Calculations
Herbicide Selection
Pre-registration is required. Call 772-462-1660 for information.  Register online at http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu
Pesticide licensing exam available after training.


Invasive beetle that kills ash trees found in three Upstate counties [of South Carolina]


From: Shepherd, William -FS
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: EAB found in South Carolina

Hello SFIWC [Southern Forest Insect Work Conference] colleagues,

Dave Coyle has provided the following link about the first confirmed detection of EAB in South Carolina:


William P. Shepherd, SFIWC Secretary-Treasurer
USDA Forest Service SRS
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA  71360  USA

Voice: 318-473-7256
FAX: 318-473-7222

SFIWC website: http://www.sfiwc.org






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Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop

The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop
<http://www.uaf.edu/ces/pests/cnipm/annual-invasive-species-c/> website is updated with all the new information on  hotel accommodations, registration, and submitting your abstracts for presentations.  Attached is the Save the Date card.  Please share the card and other announcements widely.

--
Gino Graziano
Invasive Plants Instructor
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
907-786-6315

Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill is very generous to APHIS' program

Dear Forest Pest Mavens,

please visit my blog at www.cisp.us or www.nivemnic.us to learn about House & Senate action on funding APHIS - especially its tree pest programs; and House action on funding USFS (Senate has not yet acted).

The Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill is very generous to APHIS' program - please contact your Senator if he/she is on the Ag Approps Subcommittee and thank him/her!  Also thank Chairman Hoeven (ND), who supported these generous funding levels.

Faith Campbell

Center for Invasive Species Prevention

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference
We invite you to join us for the first Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  Click below for the conference website. 


This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Invasive Species Working Group, the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council, the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council, the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils and Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

Registration-   To register please also go to the conference website Innovations in Invasive Species Management Website  and go to the registration page to register for the meeting.   

Hotel-  I also strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservations now.  The hotels in Nashville fill up quickly in December and there are a limited number of rooms reserved at the federal per diem rate for our meeting.  It’s definitely worth staying at the resort if feasible as they do a great job decorating the hotel during the holidays.  Reservations for the Opryland Hotel at the Conference Per Diem Rate can be made by clicking here 

Who Should Attend?
  • Department of Defense Land Managers
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public and private land managers
  • Not for profit land managers
  • Municipal staff (parks and recreation, public works, inland wetlands/conservation commissions)
  • Nursery, tree and landscape professionals
  • Landscape architects and designers
  • State and federal employees
  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Educators, students
  • Gardening enthusiasts
  • Private landowners
  • Concerned citizens
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Pesticide Recertification Credits and other Continuing Education Credits will be offered.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me steve@ipc-inc.org if you have any questions. 


Steven T. Manning
President
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

cell:  615-969-1309
office:  615-385-4319


Invitation to ASWM’s New Webinar Series: Invasive Species in Coastal Wetlands

Dear Wetlanders:
The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) invites you to join us for our new mini webinar series focused on best management practices for invasive species in coastal wetlands. We will be hosting a total of 6 webinars on this topic, starting with our first one, “Invasive Species in Coastal Wetlands: Current and Future Challenges & Management Implications” on Thursday, August 17th at 3:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain, 12:00 p.m. pacific, 11:00 a.m. Alaska, and 9:00 a.m. Hawaii time. In this webinar we will hear from two experts in this field: Thomas Hall, a Wildlife Biologist with the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Program; and Anne Garwood, the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Ecologist for the Water Resources Division in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Information about the presenters and their abstracts can be found below.
To register for the webinar, click here.