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Invasive Plant Management Issues and Challenges in the United States: 2011 Overview

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 1073

Edited By: Anne Leslie and Randy Westbrooks

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Jun 2012 | #196521 | ISBN-13: 9780841274495
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Although the problem of controlling the spread of exotic invasive plant and animal species in the United States has been recognized for quite some time, it has been lacking an adequate legislative mandate, public awareness, and sufficient funding to meet the challenge. This ACS Symposium Series title showcases the many diverse efforts being made to control invasive species at the federal, state, and local levels. It recognizes the global extent of the problem and compares the methods used in other countries with those of the U.S., and includes recommendations of how best to proceed from here.



1. Invasive Species Issues, Traditions, Consumer Expectations, Current Understandings, Competing Goals, and the Law
2. Overview of Prohibited and Permitted Plant Regulatory Listing Systems
3. Post-Border Weed Risk Assessment
4. Applying NEPA Requirements for Federal Weed Management Programs
5. Aquatic Herbicide Registration New Model
6. Overview and Status of the Witchweed (Striga asiatica) Eradication Program in the Carolinas
7. Invasive Plant Management in the United States National Wildlife Refuge System
8. USDA Forest Service National Strategy and Implementation Plan for Invasive Species Management
9. Roadsides - Front Yard of the Nation
10. Invasive Plant Management on Western Public Lands by the Bureau of Land Management
11. Federal Interagency Coordination for Invasive Plant Issues - The Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW)
12. Regional Centers of Excellence: The Center for Invasive Plant Management
13. Interagency Partnering for Weed Prevention - Progress on Development of a National Early Detection and Rapid Response System for Invasive Plants in the United States
14. New Approaches for Volunteer Data Collection and Analysis ? The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
15. Overview and History of the Beach Vitex Task Force - An Interagency Partnership in Action
16. New Approaches for Invasive Plant Management through Cooperative Weed Management Areas: The Southfork Weed Management Area in Park County, Wyoming
17. Cooperation across Federal and Local Jurisdictions for Invasive Species Management: Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in Southern Arizona
18. Plant Management in Natural Areas
19. Chemical Control Methods and Tools
20. Manual, Mechanical, and Cultural Control Methods and Tools
21. Length of Lag Phase and Additional Factors Related to Introduction and Early Spread of Invasive Plants: A Regulator's View

Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

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