Invasive and Native Species Resources in Southeast Region

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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 Species Interactive Maps for Louisiana

Invasive Species Interactive Maps for Louisiana show how invasive species have entered ("portals") and moved ("pathways") through Louisiana, and why the Bayou State is especially vulnerable to species invasions.  Created by the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research through a generous grant from The Coypu Foundation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2001.

 

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.

 

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
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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.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
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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
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Invasive Plants Found in Louisiana’s Forests, 2010 Forest Inventory & Analysis Factsheet
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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 ...

 

A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
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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.

 

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.

 

Forest Management and Wildlife
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Describes forest practices effects on wildlife.

 

Rare Plants of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Natural Communities of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

Rare Animals of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
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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.

 

Be On the Lookout...Invasive Species on the Move in Louisiana
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Invasive species threaten habitats and ecosystems.

 

State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species in Louisiana
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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.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (159)
There are 159 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast 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 Ecological Consultants
- Charles Allen, PhD - Monroe, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Bradley Breland
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, 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
Cypress Creek Environmental
Josh McDaniel - Wetland Biologist - Oak Grove, LA
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
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.
Gary Tucker - 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
Jimmy Ernst
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, LA
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Rabalais
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
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 A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nesbit Ecological Services
- Brian Newman - Baton Rouge, 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
Travis Dufour
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Zane Leblanc
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, 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
Cypress Creek Environmental
Josh McDaniel - Wetland Biologist - Oak Grove, 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.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
HYDRIK Wetland Consultants
- Michael Henry 604 W. - Hammond, 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
Land and Aquatic Resource Management, LLC
- Matt Williams, PWS - Benton, 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
Riparian, Inc.
- Kathy Haggar - Baton Rouge, 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
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
Michael A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Warren Alphonso
- Violet, LA
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
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
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
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 Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kevin Daugherty
Forestland Associates, LLC. - Owner - Urania, 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 - 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
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
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
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Native Species

   
Show Articles on Native Species (39)
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.

 

 

Louisiana Plant Identification and Interactive Ecosystem Virtual Tours

This site is designed so that users can take virtual tours of the various ecosystems and natural sites. Within each tour, are links to more complete information on species present at that site. The links to individual species pages are also available in list form, and sorted alphabetically by scientific name, common name, and family with links back to each site in which they appear. A summary text-list of the virtual tour sites and their representative species may be helpful, as well as a list of sources used to compile the characteristics of each species. Additionally, the Wetland Plant Indicator List designation for each species, if it is know/determined is included.  The site map page offers a complete overview and the various ways to access the information. To keep track of changes on the site as it is updated with new features, or new images, check "What's New" on the Sitelog page.

 

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
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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.

 

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
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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.& ...

 

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

 

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.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
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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.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
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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.

 

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.

 

Invasive Plants Found in Louisiana’s Forests, 2010 Forest Inventory & Analysis Factsheet
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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
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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.

 

A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
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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.

 

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.

 

Forest Management and Wildlife
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Describes forest practices effects on wildlife.

 

Rare Plants of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Natural Communities of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

Rare Animals of Louisianas Coastal Zone
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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Leaf Key to Common Trees in Louisiana
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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.

 

Be On the Lookout...Invasive Species on the Move in Louisiana
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Invasive species threaten habitats and ecosystems.

 

State Management Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species in Louisiana
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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.

 

Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (194)
There are 194 resources serving Southeast Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Southeast 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 Ecological Consultants
- Charles Allen, PhD - Monroe, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Bradley Breland
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, 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
Cypress Creek Environmental
Josh McDaniel - Wetland Biologist - Oak Grove, LA
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
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.
Gary Tucker - 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
Jimmy Ernst
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, LA
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Rabalais
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kenneth Ribbeck
Biologist Administrator/Chief - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
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 A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nesbit Ecological Services
- Brian Newman - Baton Rouge, 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
Travis Dufour
Mississippi Alluvial Valley Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Zane Leblanc
Gulf Coastal Plain Biologist Supervisor - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries - Hammond, 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
Capital Area Native Plant Society
- Baton Rouge, LA
Folsom Native Plant Society
- Folsom, LA
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
Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden
- Metairie, LA
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
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
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
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
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
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association
Cari Jane Murray - Executive Secretary - Covington, 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
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm
Kevin Steele, Jr. - Angie, LA
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
Michael A. Petter
Resource & Land Management, Inc. - President - Pleasanton, TX
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Warren Alphonso
- Violet, LA
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
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
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
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 Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kevin Daugherty
Forestland Associates, LLC. - Owner - Urania, 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 - 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
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
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
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Species Best Management Practices (32)
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.

 

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).

 

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
By:

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).

 

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/

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
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Invasive Species News Items
'Sewer rat on steroids': Doc looks at ways to fight giant, invasive rodents — including eating them - CBC.ca
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Sewer rat on steroids': Doc looks at ways to fight giant, invasive rodents — including eating them    CBC.ca A documentary that looks at the fight to contain giant, invasive rat-like creatures in coastal Louisiana includes a savoury option: put them on the menu.

Learn About the Beaver-like Rodent 'Nutria' During Special Doc Screening, Q&A at Alamo Drafthouse - San Antonio Current
11/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Learn About the Beaver-like Rodent 'Nutria' During Special Doc Screening, Q&A at Alamo Drafthouse    San Antonio Current It's man vs. swamp rat in Rodents of Unusual Size, an award-winning documentary about the invasion of coastal Louisiana by hordes of “nutria” (or “coypu”), ...

Thanksgiving stirs long-ago memories of quail hunts - The Advocate
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Thanksgiving stirs long-ago memories of quail hunts    The Advocate Gray hair might be a requirement for a first-hand account of this hunting memory: Back in the days when Louisiana had its fair share of wild quail, many an ...

Louisiana to Get Another $164 Million in BP Oil Spill Restoration Grants - Insurance Journal
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana to Get Another $164 Million in BP Oil Spill Restoration Grants    Insurance Journal Louisiana is getting $161.4 million in restoration grants from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore two barrier islands and a headland in the.

Additional $280M issued in BP oil spill restoration grants for four states - WHNT News 19
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Additional $280M issued in BP oil spill restoration grants for four states    WHNT News 19 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Gulf states are getting an additional $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. Louisiana is getting $161.4 ...

Jonathan Mayers Paints The Environmental Folktales He Wishes He'd Heard - WWNO
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jonathan Mayers Paints The Environmental Folktales He Wishes He'd Heard    WWNO According to Louisiana folklore, the Rougarou is a warewolf-like character that prowls the swamps and bayous at night -- threatening to bite you if you don.

One town's plague of Rodents of Unusual Size - The Weather Network
9/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
One town's plague of Rodents of Unusual Size    The Weather Network It hasn't been a good century so far for the Louisiana town of Delacroix Island. After enduring hurricanes -- including the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005 ...

7 Facts About Nutria, the Invasive Rodents Taking Over Louisiana - Mental Floss
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
7 Facts About Nutria, the Invasive Rodents Taking Over Louisiana    Mental Floss Rodents are known for being pests, but the nutria may be the worst of them. The orange-toothed, semi-aquatic rodents from South America, which can grow to ...

Sure, nutria are wrecking our coast — but what about the devastation by two-legged mammals? - The Lens
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sure, nutria are wrecking our coast — but what about the devastation by two-legged mammals?    The Lens The new documentary, “Rodents of Unusual Size,” is a beautiful tribute to the people of South Louisiana but ultimately falls short on its mission to educate the ...

New invasive tick poses threat to livestock, humans - Southwest Farm Press
8/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
New invasive tick poses threat to livestock, humans    Southwest Farm Press There's a new tick in town, or at least on your doorstep, if you live in Oklahoma, Louisiana or Texas, and entomologists are warning livestock producers and pet ...

State seeks help of hunters, fishermen to control Roseau cane scale, the insect attacking critical marsh grasses - The Advocate
8/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
State seeks help of hunters, fishermen to control Roseau cane scale, the insect attacking critical marsh grasses    The Advocate Roseau cane, a marsh grass that is a critical anchor in Louisiana's eroding coastal marshes and a popular camouflage for duck blinds, is dying off in the ...

Louisiana crawfish multiply rapidly in Metro Detroit retention pond despite efforts to contain them - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana crawfish multiply rapidly in Metro Detroit retention pond despite efforts to contain them    WDIV ClickOnDetroit Louisiana red swamp crawfish have been multiplying rapidly in a Metro Detroit retention pond as scientists race against the clock to contain them before the ...

Louisiana coastal resilience focus of a new state awareness campaign - NOLA.com
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana coastal resilience focus of a new state awareness campaign    NOLA.com State agencies have collaborated with education groups to produce Story Maps illustrating the state's 50-year coastal master plan, in an effort to unify groups ...

For Berlin, Invasive Crustaceans Are A Tough Catch And A Tough Sell - NPR
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
For Berlin, Invasive Crustaceans Are A Tough Catch And A Tough Sell    NPR Louisiana crawfish have invaded waterways in Germany's capital. Wildlife officials licensed a fisherman to catch them for chefs, hoping a taste for "Berlin ...

Berlin tries to sell invasive Louisiana crawfish to skeptical restaurant crowd - WDSU New Orleans
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Berlin tries to sell invasive Louisiana crawfish to skeptical restaurant crowd    WDSU New Orleans The fisherman and city officials are holding out hope the restaurant route will turn out to be the solution to controlling the Louisiana crawfish.

Louisiana crayfish popular down South could be disastrous for Michigan - WXYZ Detroit
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana crayfish popular down South could be disastrous for Michigan    WXYZ Detroit They're red, have pincers that can draw blood and are quickly taking over a handful of Michigan ponds. The red swamp crayfish are in Michigan, and the fear is ...

Researchers continue battle against invasive Louisiana red swamp crawfish species in Michigan - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Researchers continue battle against invasive Louisiana red swamp crawfish species in Michigan    WDIV ClickOnDetroit Local 4 has learned more about the battle against the invasive Louisiana red swamp crawfish species in Michigan.

10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast - NOLA.com
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast    NOLA.com Foreign plants are crowding out native species along the Gulf coast. Here are the worst of the worst.

Supplier of wild boar to New Orleans-area businesses shuts down, and investors calling fraud - The Advocate
6/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Supplier of wild boar to New Orleans-area businesses shuts down, and investors calling fraud    The Advocate A food supplier that had its brand name featured at local restaurants and had started making Louisiana's wild boar problem into a promising new menu item has ...

Oysters to Fight Erosion and Help Preserve Southern Louisiana History - Inside Science News Service
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Oysters to Fight Erosion and Help Preserve Southern Louisiana History    Inside Science News Service (Inside Science) -- In southern Louisiana, the land is disappearing fast. The region loses 25000 acres of coastal land every year -- the equivalent of a football ...

'Super-termites' invading Central Louisiana - KALB News
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Super-termites' invading Central Louisiana    KALB News Spring and early summer is prime termite time in Louisiana, but this year exterminators are dealing with a species a little worse than your average wood eating ...

Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish - The Wall Street Journal
5/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish    The Wall Street Journal Elvis sang a ballad about crawfish, and Louisiana has whole cookbooks about them. The German capital wants them eradicated, ideally by hungry Germans.

Invasive treefrogs have snuck into Louisiana and they are not good neighbors - Popular Science
5/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive treefrogs have snuck into Louisiana and they are not good neighbors    Popular Science Invasive treefrogs have spread to Louisiana from Cuba, and are threatening to displace native treefrogs.

Invasive bug munching on the Louisiana delta survived colder-than-normal winter - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
5/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive bug munching on the Louisiana delta survived colder-than-normal winter    FOX 8 News WVUE-TV (WVUE) - Down Southwest Pass near the mouth of the Mississippi River, cattle rancher Earl Armstrong spots trouble on the Roseau cane, a tall grass species ...

Hear the sound of a predator species invading Louisiana - WGNO New Orleans
4/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hear the sound of a predator species invading Louisiana    WGNO New Orleans They're so small you'd think they're harmless-- until they eat the natives.

Invasive Cuban Treefrogs Leap Out of Florida, Establish First Known Population in Louisiana - United States Geological Survey
4/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Cuban Treefrogs Leap Out of Florida, Establish First Known Population in Louisiana    United States Geological Survey A population of exotic invasive Cuban treefrogs has been discovered in New Orleans, more than 430 miles (700 kilometers) from the nearest known population ...

Poisonous Cuban treefrog invades Audubon Park, Zoo - NOLA.com
4/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Poisonous Cuban treefrog invades Audubon Park, Zoo    NOLA.com The invasive Cuban treefrog, whose secretions can burn skin and eyes, and which can outcompete native Louisiana treefrogs, has established a breeding ...

Yes, it’s real: Lean Cuisine debuts DNA-based meal plan named ‘Nutria’ - WGNO New Orleans
4/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yes, it’s real: Lean Cuisine debuts DNA-based meal plan named ‘Nutria’    WGNO New Orleans It may sound like a satirical attempt at south Louisiana humor, but it's real - Lean Cuisine has a new meal program called “Nutria.”

Wisconsin Film Festival: Rats! Louisianans deal with 'Rodents of Unusual Size' - Madison.com
4/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wisconsin Film Festival: Rats! Louisianans deal with 'Rodents of Unusual Size'    Madison.com When life gives you giant rats, make giant rat gumbo.

In caviar battle Louisiana fisheries lets Russian fish through, but issue back in Legislature's hands - The Advocate
4/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
In caviar battle Louisiana fisheries lets Russian fish through, but issue back in Legislature's hands    The Advocate It's now up to the Louisiana Legislature and the governor to decide whether to allow farmers to raise non-native sturgeon for caviar or if they'll need to rely on ...

Fish bounties and fish cakes: Louisiana seeks answer for invasive carp - The Advocate
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish bounties and fish cakes: Louisiana seeks answer for invasive carp    The Advocate Skulking through the waters of Louisiana — and occasionally the air above — a notorious invasive fish that has ravaged the Upper Midwest has begun to turn ...

Louisiana lawmakers make first step toward doing away with licenses for florists - The Advocate
3/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana lawmakers make first step toward doing away with licenses for florists    The Advocate Occupational licenses for florists could soon become a thing of the past in Louisiana – the only state that requires a license to arrange flowers.

Alarm on Louisiana coast as cane suddenly dies; effort targets prime suspect, tiny mealy bug - The Advocate
3/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Alarm on Louisiana coast as cane suddenly dies; effort targets prime suspect, tiny mealy bug    The Advocate WASHINGTON — The sudden and mysterious death of whole tracts of a marsh grass along the Louisiana coast have raised alarm among scientists and ...

Congressman wants Louisiana to establish bounty program for Asian carp - SeafoodSource
2/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Congressman wants Louisiana to establish bounty program for Asian carp    SeafoodSource A Louisiana congressman is calling on his state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to establish a “bounty” program for Asian carp, an invasive species fish he ...

Breakthrough? Signs of Movement in Louisiana Special Session - U.S. News & World Report
2/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Breakthrough? Signs of Movement in Louisiana Special Session    U.S. News & World Report BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers are showing signs of breaking through the logjam in Louisiana's special session that has stymied all action on tax ...

Apple snail threatnes rice, crawfish - Delta Farm Press
2/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Apple snail threatnes rice, crawfish    Delta Farm Press The apple snail, an exotic pest causing problems for Louisiana and Texas rice and crawfish operations, likely became established as a result of aquarium ...

Louisiana caviar? Seafood company wants to raise non-native sturgeon species, but conservationists fear contamination - The Advocate
1/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana caviar? Seafood company wants to raise non-native sturgeon species, but conservationists fear contamination    The Advocate North Louisiana caviar could be the next boom industry in the Bayou State, according to one seafood company, but conservationists worry non-native fish could ...

Freezing temps tamp down invasive aquatic plant that's been overtaking Louisiana lakes - NOLA.com
1/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Freezing temps tamp down invasive aquatic plant that's been overtaking Louisiana lakes    NOLA.com A large swath of giant salvinia, an invasive species from Brazil that grows quickly and crowds out native plant species. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana Department ...

Louisiana business group questions plan to stop spread of invasive fish - NOLA.com
12/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana business group questions plan to stop spread of invasive fish    NOLA.com Louisiana's most powerful business lobby is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider the toll on the shipping industry when evaluating measures ...

The Battle Of Coastal Restoration In Louisiana - Science Friday
12/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
The Battle Of Coastal Restoration In Louisiana    Science Friday From dropping mangrove seed bombs to battling an invasive insect, a look at coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana.

New Orleans chefs are joining the fight to rebuild Louisiana's coast - The Lens
11/28/2017 3:00:00 AM
New Orleans chefs are joining the fight to rebuild Louisiana's coast    The Lens Sophia Germer / The Advocate. Chef Dana Honn of Carmo looks at plants in the wetlands near Buras last week. National Wildlife Federation scientists are ...

What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle
11/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana    Bustle Rats are wreaking havoc on Louisiana's coastal wetlands — but these aren't your average rats. Weighing in at up to 20 pounds, with sharp orange teeth, ...

Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em! - WWNO
11/11/2017 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Eats: Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em!    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.

'The good Lord couldn't get rid of them': Louisiana's quest to hunt the swamp rat - The Guardian
10/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
'The good Lord couldn't get rid of them': Louisiana's quest to hunt the swamp rat    The Guardian A new documentary, Rodents of Unusual Size, follows the hunters waging war against an invasive species that 'put New York City sewer rats to shame'

Carp, clams and crested floating-hearts: Louisiana on alert for invasive species - NOLA.com
9/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Carp, clams and crested floating-hearts: Louisiana on alert for invasive species    NOLA.com Federal agency launches new app to identify aquatic pathways for migration.

Louisiana Crawfish Threaten Michigan's Infrastructure - CityLab
8/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Crawfish Threaten Michigan's Infrastructure    CityLab When the tasty critters invade, they can undermine the integrity of dams and levees.

'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters - The Advocate
8/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters    The Advocate Don't laugh! Because as far as Michigan is concerned, finding some "red swamp crayfish" is no joke.

Invasive aphid bugs are killing Louisiana cane and causing erosion in marshland - Washington Post
5/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
Invasive aphid bugs are killing Louisiana cane and causing erosion in marshland    Washington Post Louisiana's coast was already eroding much too fast. Now invasive insects are making it disappear even faster.

Native Species News Items
Louisiana Court Rules ETP Can Build on Land without Owners' Consent - Big Easy Magazine
12/9/2018 10:53:11 AM
Louisiana Court Rules ETP Can Build on Land without Owners' Consent    Big Easy Magazine On Thursday, December 6th, Louisiana Judge Keith Comeaux of the 16th judicial district court ruled that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP, also known as Energy ...

Letters: Lake Providence Snake Rodeo's revival does more harm than good for Louisiana - The Advocate
11/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Letters: Lake Providence Snake Rodeo's revival does more harm than good for Louisiana    The Advocate Our state is graced with a remarkable natural heritage. From the mighty American alligator to the rarest snake in North America, the Louisiana pine snake, ...

Fish and Game: Try silverfin, help save Louisiana waterways - WWLTV.com
10/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish and Game: Try silverfin, help save Louisiana waterways    WWLTV.com Silverfin is another name for Asian silver carp, an invasive fish species that is threatening Louisiana habitat, but a local chef has an idea to try to help.

The Conversation Piece Azalea Blooms in Fall, Too - WRKF
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Conversation Piece Azalea Blooms in Fall, Too    WRKF It could be argued that azaleas define the spring season in Louisiana. That's because for a long time the most commonly planted Azalea were the large.

Ouachita-Black River - Vicksburg District, US Army Corps of Engineers
10/10/2018 3:29:36 PM
Ouachita-Black River    Vicksburg District, US Army Corps of Engineers The Louisiana Field Office is dedicated to the protection of our environment and natural resources on the Ouachita-Black Rivers Navigation Project, J. Bennett ...

Artscape: Walker Percy statue dedication kicks off a packed Covington White Linen Night - NOLA.com
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Artscape: Walker Percy statue dedication kicks off a packed Covington White Linen Night    NOLA.com Until now, the only way visitors to Covington could learn that famed author Walker Percy once called the city home was a Louisiana historical marker on Boston ...

Mississippi Reservoir Plans Generating Louisiana Concerns - Jackson Free Press
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mississippi Reservoir Plans Generating Louisiana Concerns    Jackson Free Press Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ecology.

'One Lake' plan generating concerns in Louisiana - Jackson Clarion Ledger
8/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
'One Lake' plan generating concerns in Louisiana    Jackson Clarion Ledger The Mississippi proposal drew so much public response that the comment period had to be extended to Sept. 6.

Louisiana politicians not sold on Mississippi's reservoir plan; worry over consequences - The Advocate
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana politicians not sold on Mississippi's reservoir plan; worry over consequences    The Advocate Louisiana politicians are digging in their heels as Mississippi pursues plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River they fear could harm the Bayou State's ...

Apply now for for a free tree to plant in some New Orleans neighborhoods - The Advocate
7/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Apply now for for a free tree to plant in some New Orleans neighborhoods    The Advocate Residents of Mid-City, Broadmoor, Algiers Point, Climana (between Freret and Claiborne near Louisiana) and potentially Gentilly and New Orleans East can ...

Oysters to Fight Erosion and Help Preserve Southern Louisiana History - Inside Science News Service
5/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Oysters to Fight Erosion and Help Preserve Southern Louisiana History    Inside Science News Service (Inside Science) -- In southern Louisiana, the land is disappearing fast. The region loses 25000 acres of coastal land every year -- the equivalent of a football ...

Crash Kills Baby, Police Say Driver Apparently Was Drunk - U.S. News & World Report
5/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Crash Kills Baby, Police Say Driver Apparently Was Drunk    U.S. News & World Report COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A crash in Louisiana has killed a 1-month-old boy, and the driver is accused of killing the baby by driving drunk. He and three ...

Invasive Cuban Treefrogs Leap Out of Florida, Establish First Known Population in Louisiana - United States Geological Survey
4/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Cuban Treefrogs Leap Out of Florida, Establish First Known Population in Louisiana    United States Geological Survey A population of exotic invasive Cuban treefrogs has been discovered in New Orleans, more than 430 miles (700 kilometers) from the nearest known population ...

Invasive Cuban tree frogs might be here to stay in Louisiana; can cause ecological, economic harm - The Advocate
4/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Cuban tree frogs might be here to stay in Louisiana; can cause ecological, economic harm    The Advocate The Audubon Zoo is home to hundreds of species from around the world, many of them dangerous and from tropical locales.

Sea Level Rising: Living With Water - KCET
4/16/2018 11:55:20 PM
Sea Level Rising: Living With Water    KCET Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?

In caviar battle Louisiana fisheries lets Russian fish through, but issue back in Legislature's hands - The Advocate
4/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
In caviar battle Louisiana fisheries lets Russian fish through, but issue back in Legislature's hands    The Advocate It's now up to the Louisiana Legislature and the governor to decide whether to allow farmers to raise non-native sturgeon for caviar or if they'll need to rely on ...

Fish bounties and fish cakes: Louisiana seeks answer for invasive carp - The Advocate
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish bounties and fish cakes: Louisiana seeks answer for invasive carp    The Advocate Skulking through the waters of Louisiana — and occasionally the air above — a notorious invasive fish that has ravaged the Upper Midwest has begun to turn ...

The Under-Appreciated Louisiana Iris - WRKF
3/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Under-Appreciated Louisiana Iris    WRKF If you're interested in planting wildflowers in your garden, one of the best plants to put in the garden this time of the year is the native Louisiana iris.

Congressman wants Louisiana to establish bounty program for Asian carp - SeafoodSource
2/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Congressman wants Louisiana to establish bounty program for Asian carp    SeafoodSource A Louisiana congressman is calling on his state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to establish a “bounty” program for Asian carp, an invasive species fish he ...

This self-cloning crawfish is invading Europe, report says - WWL
2/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
This self-cloning crawfish is invading Europe, report says    WWL Cloned crawfish are invading Europe. While people in Louisiana may not see that as a problem, it has local biologist concerned. According to a report by the ...

Louisiana caviar? Seafood company wants to raise non-native sturgeon species, but conservationists fear contamination - The Advocate
1/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana caviar? Seafood company wants to raise non-native sturgeon species, but conservationists fear contamination    The Advocate North Louisiana caviar could be the next boom industry in the Bayou State, according to one seafood company, but conservationists worry non-native fish could ...

Russian fish escaping into Louisiana waters? Sturgeon farming plan raises alarm - NOLA.com
1/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Russian fish escaping into Louisiana waters? Sturgeon farming plan raises alarm    NOLA.com Louisiana may allow raising of non-native species that could harm state's endangered sturgeon.

What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana - Bustle
11/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
What Are Nutria? The Mega-Rats Are Wreaking Havoc In Louisiana    Bustle Rats are wreaking havoc on Louisiana's coastal wetlands — but these aren't your average rats. Weighing in at up to 20 pounds, with sharp orange teeth, ...

Basking in Bastrop - Let's Go, Louisiana - October 2017 - My New Orleans
10/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Basking in Bastrop - Let's Go, Louisiana - October 2017    My New Orleans It could be the closest thing to viewing the exploding fall color foliage of New England, only it's in Bastrop, Louisiana. This time of year, the northeastern corner of ...

'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters - The Advocate
8/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
'Mini-lobsters' have Michigan on alert after invasive, Louisiana crawfish found in waters    The Advocate Don't laugh! Because as far as Michigan is concerned, finding some "red swamp crayfish" is no joke.

Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat - San Antonio Express-News
7/13/2017 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors: Louisiana facing latest non-native threat    San Antonio Express-News Officials are downright frightened by the very real threat of intentional spread of the “roseau cane mealy bug” that easily could find its way to Texas.

A reviled plant could solve Louisiana's wetland-killing pest problem - NOLA.com
6/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
A reviled plant could solve Louisiana's wetland-killing pest problem    NOLA.com European roseau cane might replace grass targeted by invasive bug, but there's a cost.

A major Formosan termite swarm in Metairie on Monday night - NOLA.com
5/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
A major Formosan termite swarm in Metairie on Monday night    NOLA.com Formosan termites continue to cause millions of dollars a year in damage in Louisiana.

Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat - Chron.com
4/26/2017 3:00:00 AM
Insect devouring Louisiana coastal cane the latest non-native threat    Chron.com Science fiction abounds with disturbing narratives in which intentional introduction of seemingly benign or beneficial alien species to a new environment results ...

Garden News: Virginia willow gains popularity in Louisiana - The Advocate
4/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
Garden News: Virginia willow gains popularity in Louisiana    The Advocate Over the past few decades, gardeners have become more environmentally conscious, employing eco-friendly principles in the landscape, such as using less ...

Book signing Tuesday for Dr. John Carr's “Amphibians & Reptiles of Louisiana” - ULM NewsCenter
4/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Book signing Tuesday for Dr. John Carr's “Amphibians & Reptiles of Louisiana”    ULM NewsCenter A book signing by John L. Carr, Ph.D., for his new book, “Amphibians & Reptiles of Louisiana,” is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in room 250 of Hanna Hall at the ...

A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers - NOLA.com
3/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
A guide to Louisiana irises: How, where and when to plant these beautiful native flowers    NOLA.com Five species, Iris brevicaulis, Iris fulva, Iris giganticaerulea, Iris hexagona and Iris nelsonii are known as the Louisiana irises.

Conservation groups decry Louisiana's lack of regulation of turtle trade - The Advocate
1/14/2017 3:00:00 AM
Conservation groups decry Louisiana's lack of regulation of turtle trade    The Advocate Before they become pets in Turkey or ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, many of the world's commercially-sold turtles hatch in Louisiana.

LSU AgCenter News: Native shrub selected as fall Super Plant - The Advocate
9/29/2016 3:00:00 AM
LSU AgCenter News: Native shrub selected as fall Super Plant    The Advocate The LSU AgCenter has a new Louisiana Super Plant for this fall. “Mrs. Schiller's Delight will bring excitement to native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in ...

Native beautyberry a sign of fall in Louisiana - Monroe News Star
9/17/2015 3:00:00 AM
Native beautyberry a sign of fall in Louisiana    Monroe News Star American beautyberry, sometimes confusingly called French mulberry, is a great Louisiana native shrub.