Invasive and Native Species Resources in Coastal Georgia Region

 Invasive Species

   
Show Articles on Invasive Species (23)
Cogongrass Management in Longleaf Pine
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Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) infestations in areas where longleaf pine will be or is currently planted presents problems for landowners in that control measures may be marginal and expensive.& ...

 

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
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The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS)

National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS) is a resource for information on non-native (or exotic) species that occur in coastal marine waters of the United States. National Estuarine and Marine Exotic Species Information System (NEMESIS), developed by the Marine Invasions Research Laboratory at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, provides comprehensive information on approximately 500 introduced marine and estuarine species of invertebrates and algae with established populations in the continental United States.  Designed for a diverse audience, from researchers and resource managers to students and the public, NEMESIS is a portal for access to general or specific information on introduced marine species in the United States.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
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Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
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Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
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The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
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Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (76)
There are 76 resources serving Coastal Georgia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Coastal Georgia Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Adam Hammond
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - State Bear Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Charlie Killmaster
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Deer Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Derek Wallace
Southern Research Station - Biologist - Athens, GA
E. Louise Loudermilk
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Emily Rushton
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Greg Waters
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Kevin Lowry
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Lisa Kruse
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Senior Botanist - Social Circle, GA
Melanie K. Taylor
Southern Research Station - Ecologist - Athens, GA
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Rans Thomas
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC - Wildlife Biologist and Consultant - Athens, GA
Resource and Land Consultants
- Savannah, GA
Rima Lucardi
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Steve Flanagan
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Wildland Services, LLC
Will Neighbors - Biologist - Auburn, AL
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Austin D Carroll - President - Bainbridge, GA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Georgia Farm Programs
Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency - Athens, GA
Georgia Pesticides Department
Georgia Department of Agriculture - Atlanta, GA
Walker Rivers
The Forest Walkers LLC - Macon, GA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Blueway
Matt Hughes - Director of Services - Watkinsville, GA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
HydroTerra Conservation Management
Paul Harris - Chief Operating Officer - Blackshear, GA
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Resource and Land Consultants
- Savannah, GA
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
Wildland Services, LLC
Will Neighbors - Biologist - Auburn, AL
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Coastal Georgia Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Eamonn Leonard - Coordinator of CoGA CISMA - Brunswick, GA
Douglas Booher
Southern Research Station - Research Entomologist - Athens, GA
Emilee Poole
Southern Research Station - Entomologist - Athens, GA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
- Melbourne , FL
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
- Tifton, GA
Michael Ulyshen
Southern Research Station - Research Entomologist - Athens, GA
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Samuel William Breyfogle, RF
Wildland Management Services, LLC - Samuel William Breyfogle - LaGrange, GA
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Weed Management Areas
Coastal Georgia Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Eamonn Leonard - Coordinator of CoGA CISMA - Brunswick, GA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Bob Sargent
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Widllife Resources Division Program Manager - Social Circle, GA
Dixie Contractors
Hank Bates - Morehead City, NC
Dr. Phil Dougherty
Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. - Danielsville, GA
Dr. Tina Johannsen
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Assistant Chief of Game Management - Social Circle, GA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Frank M. Riley, Jr.
Southern Heritage Land Co. - Forestry & Wildlife Management Division - Registered Forester - Hiawasee, GA
Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative
- Plymouth, MA
Georgia Wildlife Federation
- Covington, GA
HydroTerra Conservation Management
Paul Harris - Chief Operating Officer - Blackshear, GA
Jon Ambrose
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Chief of Wildlife Conservation - Social Circle, GA
Linda May
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Outreach Coordinator - Wildlife Conservation - Social Circle, GA
Long Forestry Consultants
Gregory D. Long - Forester - Dublin, GA
Mark Bailey
Conservation Southeast, Inc. - Andalusia, AL
Mark W. Thomas
Forestry Wildlife Integration, LLC - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Resource and Land Consultants
- Savannah, GA
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
St. Simons Island Sea Turtle Project
- St. Simons Island, GA
Ted Will
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Director, Wildlife Resources Division - Social Circle, GA
The Environmental Resources Network
- Forsyth, GA
Tutt Land Company
- Thomaston, AL
Walker Rivers
The Forest Walkers LLC - Macon, GA
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Austin D Carroll - President - Bainbridge, GA
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Native Species

   
Show Articles on Native Species (25)
Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
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The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Butterflies and Moths of North America Data Collection

 

Get to know Aurelia Skipwith the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Watch and listen to a talk with Aurelia Skipwith as she discusses the focus and activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and how they work with private landowners to manage habitat for threatened and endangered species.

 

Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands
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For many years the Service has worked with partners to help them develop Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs). CCAs primarily have been developed by Federal agencies to cover Federal lands, and several have resulted in conservation efforts that made listing unnecessary.

 

FY2017 Longleaf Pine Strategy
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NRCS released its two-year implementation strategy to restore, create and enhance longleaf pine forests in the Southeast U.S.

 

NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
By:

Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
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Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Native Plants - A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
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In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
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Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
By:

The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
By:

Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (172)
There are 172 resources serving Coastal Georgia Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Coastal Georgia Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Adam Hammond
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - State Bear Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Charlie Killmaster
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Deer Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Derek Wallace
Southern Research Station - Biologist - Athens, GA
E. Louise Loudermilk
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Emily Rushton
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Greg Waters
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Kevin Lowry
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Wildlife Biologist - Social Circle, GA
Lisa Kruse
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Senior Botanist - Social Circle, GA
Melanie K. Taylor
Southern Research Station - Ecologist - Athens, GA
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Rans Thomas
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC - Wildlife Biologist and Consultant - Athens, GA
Resource and Land Consultants
- Savannah, GA
Rima Lucardi
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Steve Flanagan
Southern Research Station - Research Ecologist - Athens, GA
Wildland Services, LLC
Will Neighbors - Biologist - Auburn, AL
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Austin D Carroll - President - Bainbridge, GA
Fisheries Biologists
Georgia Chapter American Fisheries Society
Rebecca Brown - Executive Secretary/Treasurer - Dawsonville, GA
Scott Robinson
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Chief, Fisheries Division - Social Circle, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Austin D Carroll - President - Bainbridge, GA
Native Plant Society Chapters
Coastal Plain Chapter
Georgia Native Plant Society - Tifton, GA
Georgia Native Plant Society
- Atlanta, GA
Native Species Nurseries
Almost Eden
John, Bonnie, & Jeff McMillian - Merryville, LA
Applewood Seed Company
- Arvada, CO
ArborGen Bellville Nursery
Steve Cantrell - Claxton, GA
ATL Urban Farms
Bret Bowlin - Cumming, GA
Bell Brothers Inc
Danny or Gary Bell - Claxton, GA
Buy Rare Seeds
- San Francisco, CA
Byron Nursery
- St. Charles, IL
Carters Nursery
- Bowater Forest Products Division - Chatsworth, GA
Chief River Nursery Company
- Grafton, WI
Clifton Forest & Appraisal Service Inc
Jeremy Coulter - Statesboro, GA
Evergreen Landscape Nursery
Ron Rusk - Evensville, TN
Fast Growing Trees
- Fort Mill, SC
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
- Melbourne , FL
Georgia Vines
- Claxton, GA
Goodness Grows Inc
Richard Berry - Lexington, GA
Heritage Flower Farm
- Mukwonago, WI
High Country Gardens
- Williston, VT
Holland Wildflower Farm
Bob and Julie Holland - Elkins, AR
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Izel Native Plants
- Washington, DC
John Deere Landscapes
Todd Dunlap - Alpharetta, GA
Joyful Butterfly
- Blackstock, SC
McKay Nursery Company
- Waterloo, WI
Meeks' Farm & Nursery Inc
Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Mesa Garden
Steven Brack - Belen, NM
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Monrovia Nursery Company
- Cairo, GA
Native Forest Nursery
- South Chatsworth, GA
Native Texas Nursery
- Austin, TX
Natural Communities Native Plants
- Batavia, IL
Nearly Native Nursery
Debi Rodgers - Fayetteville, GA
Pine Ridge Gardens
- London, AR
PlantNative
- Portland, OR
Randy's Perennials & Water Gardens
Randy Kucera - Lawrenceville, GA
Rayonier Inc
Kelly Dougherty - Glennville, GA
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
- Lucedale, MS
Rolling River Nursery
Planting Justice - Oakland, CA
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Seth Yoho
Williams Forestry & Associates - Regional Manager - Calhoun, GA
Southern Roots Tree Nursery
Barry Gay - Blairsville, GA
Spring Hill Nurseries
- Harrison, OH
Whitfield Farms & Nursery
- Twin City, GA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Almost Eden
John, Bonnie, & Jeff McMillian - Merryville, LA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
Applewood Seed Company
- Arvada, CO
ArborGen Bellville Nursery
Steve Cantrell - Claxton, GA
ArborGen Blenheim Nursery
Gary Nelson - Blenheim, SC
Arrowhead Seed Orchard
- Cochran, GA
ATL Urban Farms
Bret Bowlin - Cumming, GA
Bell Brothers Inc
Danny or Gary Bell - Claxton, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
Danny Bell - President - Bellville, GA
Brooksville Plant Materials Center
- Brooksville, FL
Buy Rare Seeds
- San Francisco, CA
Carters Nursery
- Bowater Forest Products Division - Chatsworth, GA
Clearwater Seeds
- Spokane, WA
Clifton Forest & Appraisal Service Inc
Jeremy Coulter - Statesboro, GA
Conservation Blueprint
Peter Berthelsen - President - St. Paul, NE
Dixie Green, Inc.
- Centre, AL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Evergreen Landscape Nursery
Ron Rusk - Evensville, TN
Fast Growing Trees
- Fort Mill, SC
Flint River Nursery
Georgia Forestry Commission - Byromville, GA
Forestate Growers
- Douglas, GA
Georgia Agricultural Inputs Division
Georgia Department of Agriculture - Atlanta, GA
Georgia Crop Improvement Association
- Athens, GA
Georgia Forestry Commission
- Dry Branch, GA
Georgia Vines
- Claxton, GA
Goodness Grows Inc
Richard Berry - Lexington, GA
Green Point AG
- Decatur, AL
Heritage Flower Farm
- Mukwonago, WI
Holland Wildflower Farm
Bob and Julie Holland - Elkins, AR
IFCO Seedlings
- Moultrie, GA
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Jackson Branch Farm
- Sylvania, GA
Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center
- Americus, GA
John Deere Landscapes
Todd Dunlap - Alpharetta, GA
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Joyful Butterfly
- Blackstock, SC
K & L Forest Nursery, Inc.
Ken Singleton - Buena Vista, GA
Live Monarch Foundation
- Blairsville, GA
LTF Greenhouses, LLC
- Tifton, GA
Mathis & Sons Tree Farm
- Jesup, GA
McKay Nursery Company
- Waterloo, WI
Meeks' Farm & Nursery Inc
Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Mesa Garden
Steven Brack - Belen, NM
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Monrovia Nursery Company
- Cairo, GA
Native Forest Nursery
- South Chatsworth, GA
Natural Communities Native Plants
- Batavia, IL
Nearly Native Nursery
Debi Rodgers - Fayetteville, GA
Norman McRae
Columbia Timber Company - Operations Forester - Gainesville, FL
Randy's Perennials & Water Gardens
Randy Kucera - Lawrenceville, GA
Rayonier Inc
Kelly Dougherty - Glennville, GA
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
- Lucedale, MS
Rutland Forest Nursery
- Lenox, GA
Southern Roots Tree Nursery
Barry Gay - Blairsville, GA
Spring Hill Nurseries
- Harrison, OH
The Right Seed
- Hooper, NE
Tree Protection Supply
- Newnan, GA
Whitfield Farms & Nursery
- Twin City, GA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Coastal Georgia Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Eamonn Leonard - Coordinator of CoGA CISMA - Brunswick, GA
Douglas Booher
Southern Research Station - Research Entomologist - Athens, GA
Emilee Poole
Southern Research Station - Entomologist - Athens, GA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
- Melbourne , FL
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council
- Tifton, GA
Michael Ulyshen
Southern Research Station - Research Entomologist - Athens, GA
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Samuel William Breyfogle, RF
Wildland Management Services, LLC - Samuel William Breyfogle - LaGrange, GA
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Bob Sargent
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Widllife Resources Division Program Manager - Social Circle, GA
Dixie Contractors
Hank Bates - Morehead City, NC
Dr. Phil Dougherty
Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. - Danielsville, GA
Dr. Tina Johannsen
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Assistant Chief of Game Management - Social Circle, GA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Frank M. Riley, Jr.
Southern Heritage Land Co. - Forestry & Wildlife Management Division - Registered Forester - Hiawasee, GA
Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative
- Plymouth, MA
Georgia Wildlife Federation
- Covington, GA
HydroTerra Conservation Management
Paul Harris - Chief Operating Officer - Blackshear, GA
Jon Ambrose
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Chief of Wildlife Conservation - Social Circle, GA
Linda May
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Outreach Coordinator - Wildlife Conservation - Social Circle, GA
Long Forestry Consultants
Gregory D. Long - Forester - Dublin, GA
Mark Bailey
Conservation Southeast, Inc. - Andalusia, AL
Mark W. Thomas
Forestry Wildlife Integration, LLC - President/Owner - Hoover, AL
Peter W. NeSmith
Water & Air Research, Inc - Plant Ecologist/Botanist - Gainesville, FL
Resource and Land Consultants
- Savannah, GA
Richmond Nell Consulting
Richie Nell - Land Investments and Management - Saraland, AL
Society for Range Management
- Wichita, KS
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - OwnerNC
St. Simons Island Sea Turtle Project
- St. Simons Island, GA
Ted Will
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division - Director, Wildlife Resources Division - Social Circle, GA
The Environmental Resources Network
- Forsyth, GA
Tutt Land Company
- Thomaston, AL
Walker Rivers
The Forest Walkers LLC - Macon, GA
Wiregrass Ecological Associates
Austin D Carroll - President - Bainbridge, GA
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Species Best Management Practices

   
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LAND-USE TOOLS TO PROTECT POLLINATORS: CURRENT APPROACHES AND POTENTIAL PATHWAYS
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The more we come to understand the role of pollinators, the more it becomes clear that our current mode of existence is incompatible with a healthy pollinator population. Ongoing environmental challenges to pollinator populations include the impacts of habitat loss on insect biodiversity and the omnipresent effects of climate change, which are partially responsible for colony collapse disorder in bee colonies. Acknowledging these developments has led some law and policy makers to focus on legislative strategies that promote population health. Despite this recognition, however, the pollinator crisis has often failed to receive sufficient media (or policy) attention.
 
To examine how policy can influence pollinator health, this paper first provides background information on pollinators and the environmental challenges they face before summarizing existing efforts to protect pollinators through federal, state, and local policies. It explores strategies to improve land-use tools and interventions that can promote pollinator populations, as well as options for additional policy innovations to support pollinator health.

 

LAND-USE TOOLS TO PROTECT POLLINATORS: CURRENT APPROACHES AND POTENTIAL PATHWAYS
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The more we come to understand the role of pollinators, the more it becomes clear that our current mode of existence is incompatible with a healthy pollinator population.

 

Cogongrass Management in Longleaf Pine
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Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) infestations in areas where longleaf pine will be or is currently planted presents problems for landowners in that control measures may be marginal and expensive.& ...

 

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
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If adopted, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372 and H.R. 2773) introduced by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) would provide $1.3 ...

 

Playing with Fire: Recreating Safely with Invasives in Sagebrush Country
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If you’re recreating on public lands in the American West, you’ve probably already felt the impacts of the invasive annual grasses and wildfires that ruin habitat for wildlife and our outdoor activities.

 

Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands
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For many years the Service has worked with partners to help them develop Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs). CCAs primarily have been developed by Federal agencies to cover Federal lands, and several have resulted in conservation efforts that made listing unnecessary.

 

Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Safe Harbor - Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

SeaStates 2013 - How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters?
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Here, using publicly available information, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue present the first scientifically rigorous quantitative account of no-take marine reserves in the waters of US coastal states and territories.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Reasons for Prescribed Fire in Forest Management

A summary of all the benefits of prescribed fire in southern forests.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
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The Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles series (hereafter Guidelines) is intended to provide private landowners, state and federal land agencies, and other interested stakeholders with regional information on the habitat associations and requirements of amphibians and reptiles, possible threats to these habitats, and recommendations for managing lands in ways compatible with or beneficial to amphibians and reptiles.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.