A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive

Source: A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive

“According to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists and published in the journal NeoBiota, at least one invasive species is present in 39 percent of forested plots sampled nationwide for invasive plants by the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Results are provided for all U.S. regions and reveal that a significant portion of the more than 741 million acres of forested land in the United States has been invaded.”

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Grant Opportunity from Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species!

MAPAIS_LogoThe Mid-Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAP) is announcing its 2016 request for proposals. The mission of the MAP is to assist state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic, coordinated, and action-oriented approaches to preventing and controlling aquatic invasive species in the mid-Atlantic region. The driving force behind MAP’s mission is to strengthen cooperation, coordination, and communication on AIS issues within the region and beyond.

Please visit http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/mid-atlantic-panel-aquatic-invasive-species-request-proposals which provides a summary of the RFP and a link to download the full document. The RFP outlines MAP priorities and provides information about the format and timetable for submitting proposals. The MAP encourages broad participation from groups and individuals concerned about aquatic invasive species issues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The proposal deadline is March 25, 2015 at 5 pm EDT. Proposals must be submitted as a single PDF document to MAP-Proposals@mdsg.umd.edu.

Contact members of the Mid-Atlantic Panel to discuss proposal ideas. For technical assistance contact Mike Allen (mallen@mdsg.umd.edu) or Ray Fernald (chair, Ray.Fernald@dgif.virginia.gov)