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Webinar on Invasive Species in North America

Invasive Species in North America, Oct 16 2-3pm CST, Dr. David Coyle presenter What are the most impactful invasive species? (insects, fungi, & plants), how are they distributed & what are the proven and potential management strategies? This webinar will give an update on some of the most impactful invasive species in North America, including […]

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Swede Midge Confirmed in Maine

State officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have confirmed the presence of Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) in Franklin County, Maine. UMaine Cooperative Extension made the discovery and this […]

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Plants Out of Place: Ecology and Identification of Invasive Plants of Maine

Invasive plants can over-run habitats, change soil ecology, reduce the abundance of food for beneficial insects, and be an eyesore on the landscape.  Come learn how these aggressive species got to Maine, which ones are of top concern, and what you can do to make a difference. Presenter: Nancy Olmstead, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation […]

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Job Opening for a Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, Ballston Spa, NY Working as part of the Capital Mohawk Invasive Species Management team, the Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, planning, and delivering terrestrial invasive species prevention, management, and restorationprograms designed to protect the environment from the negative impacts of invasive species. The coordinator will work […]

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Request for Proposals on Invasive Forest Pest Outreach and Education

State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry RFP# 201906101 Invasive Forest Pest Outreach and Education The State of Maine is seeking proposals for projectsthat will enhance the Departments efforts to provide Outreach and Education on Invasive Forest Pests, like the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer, to the citizens of Maine […]

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Invasive Forest Pest Workshop

Invasive Forest Pests- For those interested in learning about the history of invasive pests in Maine, how to identify them, and how to go about reporting an infestation. The Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) along with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Lisbon Falls, Maine will be presenting a workshop as […]

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