Archive for the 'Invasive Species' Category

Nov 20, 2012

Wildlife About to Fall Off the “Fiscal Cliff”

The Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) is a national coalition of 22 wildlife, sporting, conservation, and scientific organizations. Together, these organizations represent a national constituency numbering more than 15 million Americans. Working together, and with the support of more than 230 refuge Friends groups, CARE educates Congress, the Administration and the public about the […]

Jul 29, 2012

Quivira NWR Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

The Kansas City Star reports that Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas, along with Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, are experiencing some of the worst drought conditions in 20 years, leaving much of the marsh dried up. Each has thousands of acres of shallow water intermixed with lush marsh plants, making them the favored resting places […]

Jul 30, 2010

Photo Friday: Youth Conservation Corps

Today’s image shows members of the Youth Conservation Corps removing invasive water chestnuts from Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Water chestnut is an aggressive invasive aquatic plant from Asia. One acre of water chestnut can produce enough seeds to cover 100 acres the following year. Their long spines are sharp enough to […]

Mar 30, 2010

Loxahatchee NWR Receives Stimulus Funds to Battle Invasives

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that they have awarded a $1.25 million contract for removal of invasive plants at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA contract, awarded to Aquatic Vegetation Control, Inc., of West Palm Beach, Fla., will be […]

Jul 07, 2009

Staff & Volunteers at Montezuma NWR Battle Invasive Plant

The Post-Standard in New York reports that staff and volunteers teamed up Tuesday July 7 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in the Finger Lakes Region to eradicate the invasive weed frogbit out of Tschache Pool. According to staff and volunteers at Montezuma NWR, the frogbit eradication is part of a new program called MARSH (Montezuma […]

Jun 30, 2009

Sheldon NWR Rendezvous

From June 19-21, more than 60 volunteers and approximately 10 personnel of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (from Sheldon and Hart Mountain refuges) teamed up to improve habitat for pronghorn antelope and other wildlife, as well as enhance the boundary of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada. Volunteers removed 10 miles of […]

Jun 26, 2009

Vandals Destroy Invasive Species Work at Wisconsin Refuge

According to the Winona Daily News in Minnesota, vandals have destroyed beetle cages at the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin, causing thousands of dollars in damage and destroying an annual project in which students and volunteers devote hundreds of labor hours. From the News: For the past seven years, the refuge has raised Galerucella […]