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Job Opening for an Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator

Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation, and Education (“ACE”) is seeking an Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator for Summer 2019. A non-profit organization founded in 1977, ACE has obtained and stewarded open space properties on Cliff Island for the benefit of Island community members and their guests for both active and passive recreation. We provide […]

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APHIS Seeks Comments on the Release of the Japanese Knotweed Psyllid

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with releasing the Japanese knotweed psyllid (Aphalara itadori) to biologically control Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian knotweeds (Fallopia japonica, F. sachalinensis, and F. x bohemica) within the contiguous United States. These knotweeds are significant invasive weeds. Based on their thorough analysis, […]

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Swallow-wort Collaborative

Thursday, June 27, 10-11:30am The Eastern Lake Ontario/Northeast Swallow-wort Collaborative will foster greater cooperation, collaboration between different stakeholder groups to improve control, and spread prevention focused solely on swallow-worts. Additionally, this collaborative will help to transfer knowledge between researchers and managers, share advances in science and management, provide technical assistance and connect the stakeholder community. Current […]

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Just Released! Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide

June 2019 special price – $18.00 includes sales tax and shipping! The Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is excited to announce the publication of Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide.  This 3.75 x 8” field guide covers 46 species of terrestrial and wetland invasive plants and is waterproof, portable, […]

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Invasive Species and Biological Control

Jeff B. Roth, Maine Correspondent, interviews Lisa Tewksbury and Andrei Alyokhin following the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network: Biocontrol Species Could Become Invasive (April 19, 2019, Rockland, Maine)

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Women and Our Woods Workshop

Nancy Olmstead is giving an overview of invasive forest plants at a workshop on April 27.  It is geared toward women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts. Other fun topics include wildlife tracking, safe chainsaw use, and reading the forested landscape. Please click on the flyer below to see a bigger image for more details.

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Mount Desert Island Invasive Species Forum

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor Keynote Speaker: Colleen Teerling, Maine Forest Service Entomologist, Invasive forest and garden insect pest update Terrestrial Species Management by Local Land Managers: Species identification, resources for management help Aquatic Invaders Monitoring / Courtesy Boat Inspection Program: MDI and Hancock County survey and prevention efforts Information […]

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Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Workshop

April 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Warrensburg, NY Charlotte Malmborg will provide information on the importance of hemlock trees in northeastern forests, the threat presented by HWA, and how landowners can identify and manage HWA infestations. She will also introduce New York State Hemlock Initiative’s research of biological control opportunities and describe the role of NYSHI in […]

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Job Openings with North American Invasive Species Management Association

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, announces two employment opportunities available – a full-time Program Manager and a part-time Membership, Graphic Design, and Program Coordinator. The full-time Program Manager will administer NAISMA’s Weed Free Forage & Gravel; Online Invasive Species Manager Trainings; and Annual Conference Programs. The successful candidate […]

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Paid Undergraduate Student Internships at the University of Maine

The University of Maine Initiative for One Health and the Environment is excited to announce a new NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that may be of interest to undergraduate students interested in environmental sustainability. Our fully paid summer program will focus on Accelerating New Environmental Workskills (REU ANEW). From June 3 to August […]

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