Invasive and Native Species Resources in Central Region

 Invasive Species

   
Articles on Invasive Species
pdf Controlling Invasive Species
By:

It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go largely unchecked and only  partially monitored. Small forest openings, forest road right-of-ways, and areas under and beside forest canopies are often occupied by invasive nonnative plants.

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.

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

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.& ...

pdf NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

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 

pdf Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

pdf Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

pdf Invasive Plants Found in Louisiana’s Forests, 2010 Forest Inventory & Analysis Factsheet
By:

Foresters and ecologists have noted the spread of nonnative invasive species onto U.S. forest land for decades.This update describes current results from data collected in Louisiana between 2002 and 2010 by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the Southern Research  Station of the U.S ...

pdf A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
By:

The benefits of school gardens are numerous and are not restricted to a particular age group. Gardens can accommodate student's visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

pdf Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

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.

pdf Forest Management and Wildlife
By:

Describes forest practices effects on wildlife.

pdf Rare Plants of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf The Natural Communities of Louisiana
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Natural communities are composed of groups of plant and animal species that regularly or often occur in association with each other in certain landscapes or physical environments.

pdf 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.

pdf Native Plants of Coastal Louisiana
By:

Guide to identify common native plants of Louisiana’s Coastal Zone.

pdf 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.

pdf Natural Communities of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf Rare Animals of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf Invasive Species
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Invasive species in Louisiana: the problem and solutions.

pdf A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

pdf THE RARE AND SENSITIVE NATURAL WETLAND PLANT COMMUNITIES OF INTERIOR LOUISIANA
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This document reports on the rare and sensitive natural wetland plant communities of Louisiana lying north of the legislated coastal zone. In general, the communities  described here are indigenous to areas north of U.

pdf Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
By:

It is easy to identify the common trees of Louisiana with this guide. Long words have been left out and pictures are used to identify the leaves instead of written descriptions.

pdf Be On the Lookout...Invasive Species on the Move in Louisiana
By:

Invasive species threaten habitats and ecosystems.

State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species in Louisiana
By:

The Louisiana Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, formed by authority of Executive Order MJF 02-11 on June 4, 2002 and convened six times during 2002-2004, has determined that invasive species pose a serious threat to the economic and ecological health of the State of Louisiana.

Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 157 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Ben Holten
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Brad Kennon
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Carl Frentress
Senior Wildlife Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Chance Kimbrough
Advanced Ecology, Ltd. - Wildlife Biologist / Forester - Center, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Raymond J. (Trace) Chadwick - Shreveport, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Dan Johnson
Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David Breithaupt
Private Lands Program Manager - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
David Hayden
GCP Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
John Marksberry
Bird & Crawford Forestry - Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Shreveport, LA
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Ken Moreau
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Kori Legleu
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Kyle Carrington
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Laura Lee Wilkinson
US Army Corps of Engineers - Biologist - New Orleans, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Robert Gosnell
Biologist Director - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Scott A. Porter
EcoLogic Environmental - Houma, LA
Terry Anderson
President - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Trey Watson
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Comite Resources, Inc.
Dr. John W. Day, Jr. - Zachary, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Brodhead, WI
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Rick Gates, R.F.
Diehl & Gates Forestry LLC - Partner - Bossier City, LA
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Tierra Resources LLC
Dr. Sarah Mack - Founder and CEO - New Orleans, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Wetlands Mitigation Strategies, LLC
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr. - Owner - Baton Rouge, LA
WetlandsReport.com
Scott Nesbit - Sales - Baton Rouge, LA
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Dial One Franklin Pest Control
Joseph Azzarello Jr. - Metairie, LA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lance Patterson, ACF
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Consulting Forester - Ruston, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
John Dunn - Manager - Alexandria, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Native Species

   
Articles on Native Species
Mitigation and Conservation Banking
By:

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.& ...

pdf 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.

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.

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

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.& ...

Fire Management and Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
By:

According to the Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council, periodic fire played an important ecological role in shaping southern forests and grasslands. L ...

pdf NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
By:

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.

pdf The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
By:

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.

pdf 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.& ...

pdf Lightning-Season Burning: Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
By:

pdf Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
By:

Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

pdf Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

pdf Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
By:

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

pdf Invasive Plants Found in Louisiana’s Forests, 2010 Forest Inventory & Analysis Factsheet
By:

Foresters and ecologists have noted the spread of nonnative invasive species onto U.S. forest land for decades.This update describes current results from data collected in Louisiana between 2002 and 2010 by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the Southern Research  Station of the U.S ...

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
By:

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.

pdf A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
By:

The benefits of school gardens are numerous and are not restricted to a particular age group. Gardens can accommodate student's visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

pdf Longleaf Pine Regeneration
By:

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.

pdf Forest Management and Wildlife
By:

Describes forest practices effects on wildlife.

pdf Rare Plants of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf The Natural Communities of Louisiana
By:

Natural communities are composed of groups of plant and animal species that regularly or often occur in association with each other in certain landscapes or physical environments.

pdf 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.

pdf Native Plants of Coastal Louisiana
By:

Guide to identify common native plants of Louisiana’s Coastal Zone.

pdf 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.

pdf Natural Communities of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf Rare Animals of Louisianas Coastal Zone
By:

The goal of the Rare Plants, Animals, and Natural Communities of the Louisiana Coastal Zone project was to create a manual of species and natural communities of special concern for all of the river basins contained within the coastal zone.

pdf Invasive Species
By:

Invasive species in Louisiana: the problem and solutions.

pdf A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT: PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

pdf THE RARE AND SENSITIVE NATURAL WETLAND PLANT COMMUNITIES OF INTERIOR LOUISIANA
By:

This document reports on the rare and sensitive natural wetland plant communities of Louisiana lying north of the legislated coastal zone. In general, the communities  described here are indigenous to areas north of U.

pdf Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
By:

It is easy to identify the common trees of Louisiana with this guide. Long words have been left out and pictures are used to identify the leaves instead of written descriptions.

pdf Be On the Lookout...Invasive Species on the Move in Louisiana
By:

Invasive species threaten habitats and ecosystems.

State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species in Louisiana
By:

The Louisiana Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, formed by authority of Executive Order MJF 02-11 on June 4, 2002 and convened six times during 2002-2004, has determined that invasive species pose a serious threat to the economic and ecological health of the State of Louisiana.

Native Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 188 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Ben Holten
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Brad Kennon
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Carl Frentress
Senior Wildlife Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Chance Kimbrough
Advanced Ecology, Ltd. - Wildlife Biologist / Forester - Center, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
Raymond J. (Trace) Chadwick - Shreveport, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Dan Johnson
Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David Breithaupt
Private Lands Program Manager - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
David Hayden
GCP Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
John Marksberry
Bird & Crawford Forestry - Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Shreveport, LA
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Ken Moreau
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Kori Legleu
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Kyle Carrington
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Laura Lee Wilkinson
US Army Corps of Engineers - Biologist - New Orleans, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Robert Gosnell
Biologist Director - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Scott A. Porter
EcoLogic Environmental - Houma, LA
Terry Anderson
President - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Trey Watson
Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Bird & Crawford Forestry - Center, TX
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Fisheries Biologists
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Native Plant Society Chapters
Hiltop Arboretum
John Murrill - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Native Plant Society
Bob Dillemuth - Boyce, LA
The Cajun Prairie Preservation Society
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Native Species Nurseries
Almost Eden
John, Bonnie, & Jeff McMillian - Merryville, LA
Beauregard Nursery
- DeRidder, LA
Big River Cottonwood Nursery
Don Anderson - Crowville, LA
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Doug Young Nursery, LLC
Bobby Young - Manager - Forest Hill, LA
Durio Nursery
Dalton E. Durio - Manager - Opelousas, LA
ecolage
- Lake Charles, LA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Louisiana Growers
- Amite, LA
Maypop Hill Nursery
LJ and Betty Miley - Norwood, LA
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries
Toxey Haas - Creator and CEO of Mossy Oak - West Point, MS
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Beauregard Nursery
- DeRidder, LA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big River Cottonwood Nursery
Don Anderson - Crowville, LA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Columbia Nursery
- Columbia, LA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
G&H Seed Co.
- Crowley, LA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Indian Lake Nursery, Inc.
- Winnsboro, LA
International Forest Company
Vickie Abrams - Secretary - Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Louisiana Department of Argiculture & Forestry
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Seed Company Inc
- Lecompte, LA
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Monroe Nursery
- Monroe, LA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Southern Seedlings
- Rayville, LA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Dial One Franklin Pest Control
Joseph Azzarello Jr. - Metairie, LA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Keith Martin
Crop Production Services-Timebrland Div. - Mississippi, W. Tennessee, and W. Kentucky Territory Manager - Meridian, MS
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lance Patterson, ACF
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Consulting Forester - Ruston, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
John Dunn - Manager - Alexandria, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Species Best Management Practices
pdf 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.& ...

pdf Controlling Invasive Species
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It is often difficult for landowners to cultivate desirable plant species on their property. An even more frustrating task is keeping unwanted plants at bay.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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).

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

pdf 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.

pdf Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
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A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...

pdf 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.

pdf 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).

pdf 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.

pdf Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

pdf Non-native Species in Aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

pdf Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

pdf Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
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Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

pdf 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.

pdf Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
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Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened.

pdf Arthropod Pest Management
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The widespread adoption of conservation tillage systems for Louisiana crops has indirectly created changes in the pest spectrum and severity of problems in Louisiana’s crops.

pdf Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
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A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively. Mold begins to grow on materials that stay wet longer than two or three days.

pdf Smooth Cordgrass Varieties: Descriptions and Performance
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Smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora Loisel.) is a perennial grass native to intertidal saline marshes along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf 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.

pdf Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
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This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully.

pdf 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.

pdf Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
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Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture.

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

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Invasive Species News Items
Wild Turkeys Are Heroes to Critters Up and Down the Eastern Seaboard - Natural Resources Defense Council
11/21/2017 3:53:31 PM
Natural Resources Defense Council Wild Turkeys Are Heroes to Critters Up and Down the Eastern Seaboard Natural Resources Defense Council In the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016, the NWTF kept the good times rolling by using National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant money to buy up a ton of longleaf pine seedlings and plant them on land owned by the U.S. Army in Louisiana , enough to ... and more »

How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast - The Advocate
11/21/2017 10:23:24 AM
The Advocate How New Orleans chefs could become a key ally in effort to save Louisiana's disappearing coast The Advocate One evening this summer, a group of New Orleans chefs gathered at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in Central City with a challenge: to prepare and cook Asian carp, an invasive freshwater fish that has wreaked havoc in Louisiana wetlands and ...

What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle
11/17/2017 3:26:45 PM
Bustle What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana Bustle But with the help of local residents, Louisiana is fighting back against this invasive species . While nutria may appear harmless and cute (if you like giant rats, that is), they're doing considerable damage. Considered a non-native species as they ...

Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World - Daily Beast
11/16/2017 12:20:39 PM
Daily Beast Mutant Giant Rats That Thrive Off Climate Change Are About to Take Over the World Daily Beast Nutrias are a case study in how invasive species can worsen the effects of climate change and upend ecosystems humans rely on. In the late 1990s, when the ... And they're making their presence known far beyond their native Louisiana . Tens of millions ...

Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA - KAIT
11/15/2017 4:06:00 PM
Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA KAIT According to Sea Grant Louisiana , under ideal conditions, a single plant of giant salvinia can multiply to cover 40 square miles of surface area in only three months. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff have done an extensive search throughout the ...

On a riverside farm, a wild hog cook-off, a football tailgate, a boost for the Louisiana coast - The Advocate
11/14/2017 9:56:26 PM
The Advocate On a riverside farm, a wild hog cook-off, a football tailgate, a boost for the Louisiana coast The Advocate Wild hog is the headliner for this environmentally oriented event because of the trail of damage the invasive species has wrought in the region. “They're incredibly destructive to coastal ecosystems,” said Samantha Carter, an outreach coordinator for ...

'Razorbacks had a tough weekend'; bow hunter snags problematic hog - WAFB.com
11/13/2017 8:20:23 PM
'Razorbacks had a tough weekend'; bow hunter snags problematic hog WAFB.com Louisiana , Texas, and Mississippi are currently suffering from a growing hog problem, and Samson says he's just doing his part. "[Hogs] are an unnatural, invasive species ," he said. "They multiply so fast and they're taking over Louisiana and ...

Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em! | WWNO - WWNO
11/11/2017 10:16:16 AM
WWNO Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em! | WWNO WWNO On this week's show, we take a look at invasive species in our region and meet some people who live by the motto: if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. and more »

Native Species News Items
What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle
11/17/2017 3:26:45 PM
Bustle What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana Bustle But with the help of local residents, Louisiana is fighting back against this invasive species. While nutria may appear harmless and cute (if you like giant rats, that is), they're doing considerable damage. Considered a non- native species as they ...

MALB a nuisance, but not dangerous - Baxter Bulletin
11/14/2017 8:36:09 PM
Baxter Bulletin MALB a nuisance, but not dangerous Baxter Bulletin It took a long time for releases made in Louisiana and Mississippi in 1979 and 1980 to become established and spread, but by 1994, MALB was found in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. They are now widely disseminated in North America with ...

Scientists to release Chinese flea beetles to fight 'super invader' tallow tree now creeping into 10 US states - Daily Mail
11/14/2017 12:01:46 PM
Daily Mail Scientists to release Chinese flea beetles to fight 'super invader' tallow tree now creeping into 10 US states Daily Mail Meanwhile, researchers in Louisiana are studying tallows to gain a better understanding of the beetle's effectiveness once they are let loose. Benjamin Franklin sent tallow seeds from London to a friend in Georgia in the 1700s, but genetic testing ... and more »

Garden News: Time to go native when it comes to your landscape - The Advocate
11/9/2017 11:31:44 PM
The Advocate Garden News: Time to go native when it comes to your landscape The Advocate In Louisiana alone, more than 2,090 native species occur naturally. So you have a really large plant palette to choose from for your yard. Incorporating one or two, or maybe even four, five or six different species into your yard will help to diversify ...

'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters - The Advocate
8/3/2017 1:45:10 PM
The Advocate 'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters The Advocate The Louisiana - native species was recently discovered in two Michigan communities about 130 miles apart — Vicksburg and Novi — and pose issues for waterfront areas. "The danger here is to property near the water. ... These crayfish are known to burrow ... Expert: Red swamp crayfish in Michigan similar to Nutria in Louisiana WWL Louisiana 'crayfish' are invading Michigan: report NOLA.com all 8 news articles »

Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat - San Antonio Express-News
7/13/2017 11:29:03 AM
San Antonio Express-News Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat San Antonio Express-News An invasive insect from Asia is devastating stands of environmentally and economically crucial phragmites — commonly called roseau cane — in Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta. Officials are .... There are consequences of introducing non- native species .

Snakes of Louisiana: 46 of the state's slithery species - NOLA.com
6/12/2017 12:36:02 PM
NOLA.com Snakes of Louisiana : 46 of the state's slithery species NOLA.com Snakes! You either love 'em or you hate 'em, or sometimes if you're in the French Quarter you wear them around your shoulders. But one thing's clear: Snakes are a fascinating part of life in Louisiana and a keen contributor to local ecosystems.

Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat - Chron.com
4/26/2017 11:11:08 PM
Chron.com Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat Chron.com It doesn't help that, in a strange twist, some of the phragmites species growing in coastal marshes are themselves non- native species considered to be a noxious invasive by many. What harm can there be in getting rid of a bothersome plant that might ... and more »

A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers - NOLA.com
3/18/2017 8:10:57 AM
NOLA.com A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers NOLA.com In gardens and landscapes, hybrids of our native species bloom in a rainbow of colors with large, showy flowers on tall stems. Their extraordinary beauty and ease of care have made Louisiana irises increasingly popular all over the world, but they ... and more »