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Maine to Continue Regulations Controlling Emerald Ash Borer

Despite the USDA’s shift in emphasis, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) Maine Forest Service (MFS) and Plant Health Program (PHP) will continue to regulate the movement of EAB because an estimated 90 percent of Maine’s ash trees remain outside of the currently regulated quarantine areas.

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Weedinar: Managing Japanese Knotweed

When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 3 to 4:30 pm Where: Live via Zoom Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica, previously Polygonum cuspidatum) is a common invasive plant throughout the Northeast. This presentation will provide a detailed overview of this invasive plant, including both non-chemical and herbicidal management strategies. The information presented will help you effectively manage Japanese knotweed […]

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Maine Forest Tick Survey Reports First Findings

To understand the growing risks of tick-borne diseases in Maine and investigate potential risk mitigation strategies, University of Maine’s researchers developed the state’s first active tick surveillance program in partnership with volunteer landowners with up to 1,000 wooded acres in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Kennebec, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York counties. Land managers and citizen […]

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Invasive Plant Biology Internship – Southern Maine 2021

The Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) within the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) seeks adventurous interns for two Invasive Plant Biology Internships in Southern Maine in summer 2021 (York and Cumberland counties). The interns will survey, map, treat, and monitor invasive terrestrial and wetland plants, with a special focus on perennial pepperweed […]

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Weekly IPM Webinar Series form the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is hosting a weekly Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Webinar Series that the NPS IPM program is coordinating with Invasive Species programs. There is a “Register Now” button near the top of the website page or you can register here for the March series. You can also view recorded webinars on […]

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Seven Lakes Alliance Is Looking for Seasonal Hires

Seven Lakes Alliance in Belgrade, Maine is looking for seasonal hires to help fight invasive aquatic species. Our seasonal positions can be used as internships in Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Lake Management, Outdoor Skills & Leadership, and more! See 2021 job flyer for more information and instructions on how to apply.

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