Government Links and Resources
Annotated Links reprinted from FHWA's The Nature of Roadsides publication
- www.natareas.org is the website of the Natural Areas Association, an international nonprofit with a mission to preserve natural diversity lots of land management information.
- natureserve.org is the website of Nature Serve Explorer, an online encyclopedia for 50,000 plants and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. With the common or scientific name of a plant, you can learn its life history, distribution map, and more.
- mobot.org is the long-recognized home of the Center for Plant Conservation. Packed with information for both homeowners and land managers, the site offers a State by State Directory of conservation contacts.
- nanps.org began in 1984 due to the vision of the Canadian Wildflower Society. The North American Plant Society serves to connect plant societies with the purpose of preservation and education. State and provincial native plant societies are listed here.
- nps.gov/plants/alien/ is home of the federal interagency Plant Conservation Alliance that began in 1994 with the purpose of sharing information and resources on behalf of native plants.
- wildflower.org is the website of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with the mission to educate about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of wildflowers and native plants across America.
- aphis.usda.gov/ppq/weeds addresses the role of Animal Plant and Health Inspection System (APHIS) in halting the entry of invasive species.
- blm.gov/weeds shares management information and especially addresses how to prevent the spread of weeds Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
- fhwa.dot.gov/environment/vegmgt is the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website which attempts to connect private and public sector supporters of greener roadsides.
- ficmnew.fws.gov/ is home of the Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW), an interagency partnership to pull together all stake holders since 1994.
- fs.fed.us/vegtools serves up vegetation management tools from the U.S. Forest Service.
- fws.gov/invasives is home to the Invasive Species Program of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- invasivespecies.gov is the gateway to the federal effort based on EO131112: National Invasive Species Council (NISC) There you can find a copy of the national invasive mgt. plan and related information.
- invasiveplants.net contains Cornell's program in Biological Control of non-indigenous plants.
- nps.gov/plants/aliens is the Weeds Gone Wild site of the Plant Conservation Alliance.
- plants.usda.gov is home to the Natural Resources Conservation Service' view of Federal and State weed law, Invasive Plants including the federal noxious weed list as well as the noxious weed laws of most States.
- www.wli.nrcs.usda.gov WLI is home to the NRCS/USDA-sponsored site of the Wetland Science Institute. There invasive plants that threaten wetland restoration/mitigation are explored.
- refugenet.org is filled with conservation resources and regional invasive species information thanks to the USFWS National Wildlife Refuge effort.
- TNC.firstname.lastname@example.org TNC's Wildland Invasive Species Program offers decision-makers years of land management experience from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) regarding problem plants, control methods, a power point presentation you can use, a press release template, and ways to utilize volunteers. Their on-going listserv keeps you informed on practical and policy matters.
- invasivespecies.nbii.gov/, home to the United States Geological Survey invasive formation.
RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT
- SER.org is home to the Society for Ecological Restoration whose collective expertise in restoration qualifies them as a go-to website of both scientific information as well as how-to’s.
- conservationbiology.org is home to the Society of Conservation Biology, a useful Journal.
- nature.org is home to The NatureConservancy, for land management information.
- centerforplantconservation.org/invasives/findingsN.html offers a copy of the 2001 St. Louis Declaration on Invasive Plant Species. Linking Ecology and Horticulture to Prevent Plant Invasions from the Missouri Botanic Gardens.
- esa.org/education/LME/FactSheets.php contains fact sheets from the Ecological Society of America.
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