Eastern Region (R9) NNIS Program
March 13, 2013: The Eastern Region is proud to announce release of Non-Native Invasive Species Best Management Practices, Guidance for the U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region. If you would like more information, please contact Jan Schultz, Botany NNIS Special Forest Products Pr. Leader, at 414-297-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eastern Region of the Forest Service Non-native Inviasve Species Program is guided by our Non-native Invasive Species Framework.
- 2012 R9 Invasive Species Accomplishment Report
- 2011 R9 Invasive Species Accomplishment Report
R9 State of the Region – Non-native Invasive Species
August 2003 [RTF, 23 pages, 1.8MB]
- Cohesive Approach for Invasive Species Management in the Northeastern United States
- R9 NNIS Success Stories
Non-native Invasive Plants
These invaders are changing species and ecosystems on national forests and other lands across the country.
The R9 Native Plant Program is guided by our Native Plant Framework. Our goals is to contribute to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem health through use of locally adapted, populations of native species for restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation.
- R9 Native Plant Program
- R9 Native Plant Framework [PDF, 9 pages]
- R9 Native Plant Restoration Success Stories
Non-native Invasive Animals/Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
In simple terms, Aquatic Nuisance Species are aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals that have been introduced into new ecosystems and are having harmful impacts on native species, ecosytem function and the human use of these resources.
- Invasive Earthworms - Invasive Species : MN DNR
- Great Lakes Worm Watch
- Duluth News Tribune - Cindy Hale's book, Earthworms of the Great Lakes
- USFS Success Story - Chippewa Teams Up to Address Earthworm Invasion in the Great Lakes Region
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Invasive Earthworms Threat to Forests
- The Corner Post / Sustainable Farming Assoc. of MN Winter 2010 - Unearthing the Dark Side of Earthworms - Asian "Jumping" Worms are New Gardening Threat
Emerald Ash Borer / EAB
- USDA APHIS. Plant Health. EAB.
- USFS Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection. EAB
- USFS Northern Research Station. Forest Disturbance Processes. EAB.
- Illinois Dept. of Agriculture. EAB.
- Michigan Dept. of Agriculture. EAB.
- Minnesota DNR. EAB.
- Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture.
- University of Minnesota Extension. EAB.
- Missouri Dept. of Conservation. EAB.
- University of Missouri Extension. EAB.
- New York Department of Environmental Conservation. EAB.
- Sea Grant. New York Invasive Species Information. EAB.
- Information Network. State Information. EAB.
- Ohio Dept. of Agriculture. EAB Program.
- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. EAB.
- Penn State. College of Agricultural Sciences. Entomology. EAB.
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Plant Industries Division. EAB.
- West Virginia Division of Forestry. EAB.
- Wisconsin’s EAB Information Source.
- Wisconsin DNR. EAB - Forest Health Protection.
- USDA National Invasive Species Information Center. Wild Boar.
- USDA. Animal and Plant health Inspection Service. Wildlife Damage Management.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects - USFS
GLRI Projects Funded by the USDA Forest Service: https://restore.glnpo.net/glas_pub/qadetailreport.htm?reportType=Organization&reportYear=AllYears&subID=18