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Plant-eating insect takes a bite out of invasive knotweed

This spring, the USDA Forest Service’s Morgantown Field Office helped launch the nation’s first experimental release of a biocontrol agent — a tiny plant-eating insect — in the fight against invasive knotweed.

NMSFA and USDA FS Strengthen Partnership through Shared Stewardship

On Wednesday, July 15, the USDA Forest Service and the Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance (NMSFA) signed a Shared Stewardship Agreement, amplifying our commitment to using an all-lands approach to forest management in the Eastern Region. This agreement marks the second Shared Stewardship Agreement signed in the Eastern Region and the first in the country to be signed virtually. The signatories on the agreement were Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen and Forrest Boe, NMSFA president and Minnesota state forester, who represented the state foresters of 20 states and the District of Columbia. The ceremony took place virtually during the NMSFA summer meeting.

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