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Including Native Shrubs in the Landscape

Spring Kickoff for Landscapers Sustainable Landscapes Management Date: March 30, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: TownePlace Suites, 50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA Sustainable landscapes are not only environmentally sound but they can also be functional, maintainable and aesthetically pleasing. Join us to learn ways to make your landscapes greener and more sustainable. […]

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National Invasive Species Awareness Week Webinars

National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 27-March 3, 2017   The full schedule of events for NISAW-17 is on the National Invasive Species Awareness Week website. ​​Invasive Species Reality Check: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?​​ Webinars Monday, February 27: Impacts and Prevention  2:00 p.m. ET: Some Rapid Risk Assessment Tools for Nonnative […]

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New Issue of IPM Insights Dedicated to Invasive Species

The theme for this issue of IPM Insights is invasive species. IPM a Way Forward for Invasive Species Management If you’re someone who wants to promote the conservation of biodiversity, you might enjoy working on the issue of invasive species. The Identity Problem of the Southern Pine Beetle The southern pine beetle has been wandering […]

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Maine Integrated Pest Management Council Issues a Statement on Invasive Species

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Council recognizes the importance of managing invasive species and generally supports efforts in this area. However, suppression of invasive species is not a goal by itself and should be pursued only for the purpose of mitigating adverse environmental and economic impacts on affected ecosystems. Some control efforts may be damaging to […]

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Invasive Plant Rules in Effect

New Rules Prohibit Sale of 33 Invasive Terrestrial Plants AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) has adopted rules to prohibit the sale and distribution of thirty-three terrestrial plants that were deemed invasive. The plants were reviewed by a specially-convened committee of horticulture professionals, land managers, foresters, wildlife biologists and other […]

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2017 Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting: Wednesday, March 22 at Colby College in Waterville, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Detailed agenda to follow closer to the date, but is sure to include: State of the State speakers covering updates/projects/advances in each of several invasive species groups (aquatic plants, marine species, […]

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UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Certification Program

Dates: February 2, 16, and March 2, 2017 Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley, MA See the full agenda on the Invasive Insect Certification Program page (UMass Extension). This three-day program will look at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlight the biology, ecology, and identification of […]

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2016 MISN Annual Meeting: Wed, Mar 2, 2016

Hello MISN Members, Please join us for the sixth annual meeting of MISN. The meeting’s planning team: Cheri Brunault, Caroline Casals, Amanda Mahaffey, Nancy Olmstead and I are looking forward to engaging you in the annual state-of-the-state-of-invasives reports, challenging you to consider how climate change is impacting Maine’s invasive species, and connecting you with perspectives […]

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