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Invasive Species

Community members met in January, 2017 to discuss the impacts of invasive species to our local ecology.  Below is information and resources related to the discussion.

Many were identified!

Maryland organization for invasives:

  • Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC): MISC holds a meeting on the third Thursday morning of every odd-numbered month at various locations. These meetings are open to anyone interested in invasives species, and an individual can become a member of the group by attending two or more meetings in a year. MISC members collectively possess considerable expertise; so, people might want to go to a meeting if they need answers from knowledgeable professionals in the public or private sector. The website is http://www.mdinvasivesp.org/. 

Local listservs for invasives questions:

Comprehensive compilation of invasive plants from reputable Mid-Atlantic resources at the University of Maryland Extension's website:

Invasives reporting:

Courses and conferences:

Publications that discuss how to deal with or identify invasives:

  • Swearingen, J., B. Slattery, K. Reshetiloff, and S. Zwicker. 2014. Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 5th ed. National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington, DC. 168pp. (http://www.maipc.org/PlantInvadersMidAtlanticNaturalAreas5thEdition.pdf)
  • Miller, J., S. Manning, and S. Enloe. 2015. A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, General Technical Report SRS–131. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 132pp. (https://www.srs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr_srs131.pdf)
  • Sarver, M., A. Treher, L. Wilson, R. Naczi, and F. Kuehn. 2008. Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes, an Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic. Delaware Department of Agriculture. 68pp.

Individual Mid-Atlantic invasives lists, some more comprehensive than others - see spreadsheet file below.

Howard Ecoworks,
Mar 13, 2017, 6:42 AM