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USDA APHIS Extends Comment Period on Interstate Movement of Plant Pests, Biocontrol Agents and Soil

The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service has announced an extension of the comment period for a revision to the the regulations in 7 CFR part 330 that govern the movement into and within the United States of plant pests, biological control agents, and soil, and is soliciting public comments until April 19, 2017. The… Continue reading USDA APHIS Extends Comment Period on Interstate Movement of Plant Pests, Biocontrol Agents and Soil

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President Obama issues Executive Order addressing Invasive Species

President Obama has issued an Executive Order – Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species. Executive Order 13112 of February 3, 1999 (Invasive Species), called upon executive departments and agencies to take steps to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species, and to support efforts to eradicate and control invasive species that… Continue reading President Obama issues Executive Order addressing Invasive Species

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Lake Minnetonka Zebra Mussels Treated With Pesticide

In the first of its kind in the United States, a study of the of copper-based pesticide in open water systems being used in Lake Minnetonka to address the invasive zebra mussels. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently reported on the project that also involves investigators from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center. It is the… Continue reading Lake Minnetonka Zebra Mussels Treated With Pesticide

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National Invasive Species Management Plan released

The National Invasive Species Council has announced the release of the 2016-2018 National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Management Plan. The document is available for viewing and downloading on the new NISC website: http://www.invasivespecies.gov. Direct link: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/2016-2018-nisc-management-plan.pdf. In conjunction with the release of the NISC Management Plan, the NISC Co-Chairs have issued a Call to Action… Continue reading National Invasive Species Management Plan released

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Invasive Asian Clam Discovered in Vermont Waters

Montpelier, VT – State officials recently discovered the presence of an invasive clam species in Lake Bomoseen. The Asian clam has been documented in surrounding regions like Lake George, NY, but has not been found in Vermont until now.  Asian clams, like zebra mussels, are filter feeding organisms that can deplete resources needed by native species… Continue reading Invasive Asian Clam Discovered in Vermont Waters

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Lakes with zebra mussels have higher level of blue green toxins

Inland lakes in Michigan that have been invaded by zebra mussels, an exotic species that has plagued bodies of water in several states since the 1980s, have higher levels of algae that produce a toxin that can be harmful to humans and animals, according to a Michigan State University researcher. In a paper published in… Continue reading Lakes with zebra mussels have higher level of blue green toxins

Adirondacks · invasive species · lakes

Invasive Spiny Waterflea Confirmed in Indian Lake

Keene Valley, NY – Spiny waterflea, an invasive zooplankton, continues to spread in the Adirondacks. First discovered in Great Sacandaga Lake in 2008 it has quickly spread into at least eight other lakes in the region. Most recently, a new population was detected in Indian Lake (Hamilton County). Up until this detection, Indian Lake was… Continue reading Invasive Spiny Waterflea Confirmed in Indian Lake