Invasive and Native Species Resources in Magic Valley Region

 Invasive Species

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

pdf Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

pdf ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

pdf How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

pdf Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

pdf Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

pdf Combating Invasive Species
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Policy Resolution 13-02: Western Governors support coordinated, prevention efforts of early detection and rapid response with multistate management and eradication actions to limit or eliminate introductions and improve control of invasive species expansion.

pdf Utah-Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report
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In 1997, through the  Pulling Together Initiative, an effort to cooperatively control  noxious weeds was started. This was not only one of the first, but it was the finest.& ...

pdf Upper Snake River Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Upper Snake River Cooperative Weed Management Area (USRCWMA) comprises Bonneville, Teton, Madison, Jefferson and Bingham Counties in partnership with state and federal agencies which manage lands within those counties.

pdf Upper Payette Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
pdf Upper Clearwater Weed Management Area: End of Year Report 2009
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The Clearwater Basin Weed Management Area (CBWMA) was formed in 1995. This cooperative was created to bring together those responsible for weed management within the Clearwater River Basin; to develop common management objectives; facilitate effective treatment; integrate weed programs; and coordinate efforts along  logical geographic boundaries with similar lands, use patterns, and problematic weeds.

pdf South Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year-End Report
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The South Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a cooperative effort dedicated to the fight against noxious weeds. The strategy of this CWMA is to develop and foster cooperation among private land owners; local, state and federal land management agencies; and any others who have an interest in the impact that the spread of noxious weeds is having in local communities and across the landscape.

pdf Tri-State Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Tri-State Cooperative Weed Management Area (Tri-State CWMA) is located at the convergence of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This area of over 250,000 acres encompasses an astonishing variety of terrain, vegetation, uses and weed problems.

pdf Shoshone Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Shoshone Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area was established in January 2000. The purpose of  the group is to prevent, contain, control, and eradicate noxious and non-native invasive plants on private and  public lands.

pdf Selkirk Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
pdf Power Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Power Cooperative Weed Management Area (PCWMA) is a cooperative effort to control the introduction of new, invasive species and the spread of existing noxious weeds in Power County and surrounding areas.

pdf Salmon River Weed Management Area: End of Year Report FY 2009
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The Salmon River Weed Management Area (SRWMA) was created in 1994 to bring together those responsible for weed management within the Salmon River drainage; to develop common management objectives; facilitate effective treatment; integrate weed programs; and coordinate efforts along logical geographic boundaries with similar lands, use patterns, and problem weeds.

pdf Payette County CWMA: End of Year Report 2009
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Payette County CWMA has brought together landowners and various agencies that are responsible for weed management within the CWMA, develop common management objectives, set realistic management priorities,  facilitate effective treatment, and coordinate efforts along boundaries with similar land types and problem species.

pdf Palouse Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report
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The Palouse Cooperative Weed Management Area (Palouse CWMA) is located in the North Central region of Idaho, and it encompasses most of Latah County, some of Clearwater County, and small portions of Benewah and Nez Perce Counties.

pdf Northwest Owyhee Cooperative Weed Management Area: End of Year Report
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Goals of NOCWMA: Prevent the introduction, reproduction and spread of designated noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into and within ...

pdf Northside Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Annual End of Year Report
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The Northside TriCounty CWMA (TCC) is a cooperative effort to control the introduction of new invasive weed species and the spread of State Designated Noxious Weeds in the Jerome, Lincoln and Gooding area.

pdf Lower Weiser River Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year
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The Lower Weiser River Cooperative Weed Management Area is a grass roots organization dedicated to the noxious weed war. The strategy of this weed management area is to increase and foster cooperation among private landowners, local, state, and federal agencies as well as others who have an interest regarding the impact the spread of noxious weeds is having on our land.

pdf Lower Gem Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 Year End Report
pdf Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Lemhi County Cooperative Weed Management Area (LCWMA) was developed in 2001 to address noxious weed issues affecting Federal, State and private land while erasing property boundaries.& ...

pdf Lost Rivers Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End-of-Year Report
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The Lost Rivers Cooperative Weed Management Area covers approximately 2.1 million acres of the Big and Lost River Valleys including all of Butte County and portions of Custer and Lemhi Counties.

pdf Joseph Plains Weed Management Area: End of Year Report FY 2009
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The Joseph Plains Weed Management Area (JPWMA) encompasses approximately 180,000 acres located south of the Salmon River (common boundary with the Tri-State WMA), east of the Snake River, north of the Forest Service boundary, and west of the Salmon River WMA.

pdf Jordan Valley (JV) Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The CWMA encompasses over 5 million acres of state, private, and BLM lands located within Malheur County, Oregon and Owyhee County, Idaho. The major noxious weed problems within the CWMA are leafy spurge, hoary cress, perennial pepperweed, Scotch thistle, and diffuse, spotted, Russian knapweed, along with yellow starthistle and rush skeletonweed.

pdf Inland Empire Cooperative Weed Management Area (IECWMA): Cost-share Grant End-of-Year Report 2009
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The Inland Empire Cooperative Weed Management Area (IECWMA) is located in the central portion of the Idaho Panhandle, covering an area of 4,665 square miles in Benewah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties.

pdf Henrys Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
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The Henry’s Fork Cooperative Weed Management Area (HFCWMA) is a partnership formed to manage, contain, control, and eradicate noxious weeds in Fremont County, Idaho, the southwest portion of Yellowstone National Park and a portion of Ashton Ranger District within Teton County, Wyoming.

pdf Highlands Cooperative Weed Management Area: 2009 End of Year Report
pdf Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Cooperative Weed Management Area: Year-End-Report, 2009
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The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness (FC-RONRW), Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is located primarily within the FC-RONRW lying within the rugged and remote mountains of central Idaho.

pdf Eastern Owyhee CWMA 2009 End of Year Report
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The Eastern Owyhee CWMA was formed in 2008 by local producers with the help of the Nature Conservancy, RJ Consulting, BLM, ISDA, Bruneau River Soil Conservation District, Idaho Power Company, Owyhee and Elmore County Commissioners, Owyhee County Weed Superintendent, Shoshone-Paiute Tribe from the Duck Valley Indian  Reservation, USAF/ Mountain Home Air Force Base, IDL, and Crop Production Services from Bruneau to address the growing noxious weed infestation problem within the Eastern Owyhee County region.

pdf Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign: Pulling Together Against Invasive Weeds
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The Custer County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) was designed to bring forth both awareness and control of noxious weeds in the Custer County area.

pdf Continental Divide Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 End of Year Report
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The mission of the Continental Divide Cooperative Weed Management Area (CDCWMA) that covers land in Clark, Lemhi, Butte, and Jefferson Counties is to bring together all those responsible for weed control within the boundaries of the CWMA to develop common weed control management objectives and to coordinate efforts along logical geographic boundaries based on similar land types and use patterns; also to prevent the introduction, reproduction and spread of designated noxious weeds and invasive exotic plants into and within the entire CWMA; and to educate land managers and the general public abo

pdf Clearwater Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 End of Year Report for Idaho State Department of Agriculture
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The goal of the Clearwater Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area (CBCWMA) is to facilitate effective treatment and coordinate control and restoration efforts over the long term without regard for jurisdictional boundaries.

pdf Camas Creek Cooperative Weed Management Area End Of The Year Report Fiscal Year 2009
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The Camas Creek Co-Operative Weed Management Area is located in Camas County. The total land mass encompassed within this geographical area of operations approaches 800,000 acres with approximately 69% of  that held in public ownership.

pdf Boise Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area 2009 Accomplishment Report
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The Boise Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area (BBCWMA) was established in the early summer of 2000. The goal is to create an effective, integrated weed management program in the Boise Basin that included the North and Middle Forks of the Boise River and the Mores and Grimes Creek drainages.

pdf Blaine County Cooperative Weed Management Area End of Year Report 2009
pdf Adams Cooperative Weed Management Area End of Year Report 2009
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The Adams CWMA formed in 2001 as a means to bring together private landowners and others responsible for and interested in weed management in Adams County.

pdf Idaho’s Strategic Plan for Managing Noxious and Invasive Weeds
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Idaho’s Strategic Plan for Managing Noxious and Invasive Weeds identifies nine broad issues critical to building a strong and successful statewide noxious weed management program across all jurisdictional lands.

pdf Idaho’s 10 Year Strategic Plan for Biological Control of Noxious and Invasive Weeds 2008 - 2018
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MISSION STATEMENT-To facilitate the meaningful incorporation of biological control into long term integrated weed management throughout the State of Idaho.

pdf 2008 Statewide Strategic Plan for Eurasian Watermilfoil in Idaho
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Document to provide a framework and strategy for the State of Idaho’s Eurasian Watermilfoil Eradication Program.

pdf Overview of Idaho's 2004 Noxious Weeds Management Program
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Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program coordinates statewide weed prevention efforts, identifying and providing funding and resources, and representing the interests of Idahoans regarding invasive species management and control.& ...

pdf Idaho Invasive Species Program: 2012 Program Summary
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pdf New Invaders in Idaho: Japanese Beetle, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Elm Seed Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila
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New insect invaders found in Idaho in 2012.

pdf Idaho is Under Attack! Learn About Invasive Species That Threaten the State You Love (and have fun doing it!)
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Activity book to help teach kids about Invasive Species in Idaho.

pdf Don't Let It Loose, Idaho
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Abandoned pets can become an invasive species problem when overwhelmed owners let them loose into nearby waters or woods. Letting your pets loose is never a good option.

pdf Elm seed bug, Arocatus melanocephalus: an exotic invasive pest new to the U.S.
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Updated information on the Elm Seed Bug infestation in Idaho and Oregon.

pdf Idaho Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program 5 Year Review 2009-2013
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The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) performed a review of the watercraft inspection program from 2009 - 2013. This review documents the accomplishments of the program, lessons learned, and highlights the potential sources for infestation of Zebra/Quagga Mussels into Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

pdf Benewah Soil & Water Conservation District: Five Year Resource Conservation Plan July1, 2010–June 30, 2015 Updated for FY 2014
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This document identifies the resource needs in the Conservation District and presents a resource conservation action plan for meeting these needs.

pdf Uniform Minimum Protocols and Standards for Watercraft Interception Programs for Dreissenid Mussels in the Western United States
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pdf Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters
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iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

pdf Dominance of an invasive earthworm in native and non-native grassland ecosystems
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More attention is currently being focused on earthworm invasions; however, in many ecosystems the relative abundance of native and invasive earthworm species is unknown.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle
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Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.) is an invasive weed introduced from the Mediterranean region. It predominantly infests rangelands in the western United States.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
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Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, is a large, perennial, wetland plant that can grow up to 9 feet tall. Once established, purple loosestrife quickly crowds out most native vegetation, such as sedges, rushes, cattails, and other wetland plant species.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge
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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an exotic, deep-rooted, perennial weed native to Europe and Asia. Leafy spurge is now abundant on the northern Great Plains of the United States and the prairie provinces of Canada, where it often forms stands dense enough to displace native plants and restrict cattle grazing.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed
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The knapweeds comprise a diverse complex of species that predominantly infest rangelands in the western United States and Canada. This manual considers the biological control of six species of knapweeds.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Exotic True Thistles
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This manual addresses the biological control of nine exotic thistles present in western North America. Exotic thistles currently infest millions of acres across the United States, primarily occurring along roadways, waterways, agricultural fields, and in rangelands, pastures, forests, and disturbed areas.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax.
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Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. ssp. dalmatica (Fig. 1a), and yellow toadflax, Linaria vulgaris (L.) P. Mill., are exotic weeds of rangeland, forests and cropland.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Gypsy Moth
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The gypsy moth is considered to be the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States, and has spread to Idaho.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Larch Casebearer
pdf Preparing to Meet the Challenge: An Assessment of Invasive Species Management in Idaho
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This document describes the threat invasive species pose to Idaho’s economy and environment. This assessment also describes ongoing state and federal efforts to prevent and manage invasive species, highlights effective points and deficiencies of some current programs and recommends a few simple steps that the State of Idaho could take to meet the threat of invasive species.

pdf The Idaho Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012-2016
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Invasive species introduced into Idaho are affecting plant and animal communities on farms, ranches, parks, waters, forests, natural areas, and in backyards.

Idaho Weed Resource

The Idaho Weed Resource web site details our efforts in teaching, research and extension on invasive plant management.  Our efforts extend to forest and range lands within Idaho and surrounding states through collaboration with land owners, agencies and our neighboring universities.

Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 73 resources serving Magic Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Magic Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Ryan Storm
Regional Field Representative - Pheasants ForeverOR
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Connor White
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Burley, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Gregg Servheen
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Sal Palazzolo
Sal Palazzolo - Private Lands/Farm Bill Program Manager - Boise, ID
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Cascade Earth Sciences
- Pocatello, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc. - Moscow, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dan Safford
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weeds Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Gordon Edwards
Cassia County Weed Superintendent - Cassia County - Burley, ID
Idaho Association of Weed Control Superintendents
Bryce Fowler - Chairman - St Anthony, ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
John Cenarrusa
Blaine County Weed Superintendent - Hailey, ID
Joseph Milan
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Biological Control Specialist - Boise, ID
Kali Sherrill
Twin Falls County Weed Superintendent - Twin Falls, ID
Matt Kriezenbeck
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Idaho Falls, ID
Nic Zurfluh
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Paul Hook
Intermountain Aquatics, Inc. - Senior Wetland & Watershed Scientist - Driggs, ID
Reid Smith
Minidoka County Weed Superintendent - Executive Board - Rupert, ID
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Terry Lee
Camas County Weed Superintendent - Vice Chair - Fairfield, ID
Terry Ruby
Gooding, Jerome, & Lincoln (Tri County Weed) Weed Superintendent - Executive Board Alternate - Gooding, ID
Tom Woolf
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Aquatic Plants Program Manager - Boise, ID
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Weed Management Areas
Blaine County Cooperative Weed Management Area
John Cenarrusa - Weed SuperintendentID
Camas Creek Cooperative Weed Management Area
Terry Lee, Vice Chair - Camas County Weed Superintendent - Fairfield, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Northside Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area
Terry D. Ruby, Executive Board Alternate - Weed Superintendent - Gooding, ID
Shoshone Basin Cooperative Weed Management Area
Kali Sherrill - Twin Falls County Weed Superintendent - Twin Falls, ID
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Native Species

   
Articles on Native Species
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.& ...

Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper

This project is part of a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve our understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help us better understand monarch conservation needs. Some of the key research questions that these data will help us answer include:

  • Where are different milkweed species growing in the West?
  • Where are monarchs occurring in the West?
  • Where are monarchs breeding in the West?
  • When is milkweed emerging and senescing (dying back) in the West?
  • How does milkweed phenology (life cycle) differ by species?
  • When is monarch breeding occurring in specific areas/regions of the West?
  • What types of habitats are different milkweed species associated with?

Your help is critical to the success of this project! Because monarchs and their host plants are found all across the western U.S., the best way to document them is to engage a multitude of volunteers and their cameras. You can participate in this effort by using this website to:

  • Upload your photos of monarchs and milkweeds;
  • Identify milkweeds using our milkweed key, which profiles over 40 milkweed species found in the west;
  • Submit data which will help researchers determine the distribution, phenology, and conservation needs of monarchs and milkweeds in the west; and
  • Learn about monarchs, their host plants, and ongoing conservation efforts for these species. 
pdf Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

pdf Fire-Resistant Plants For Home Landscapes
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Brochure describes homeowner strategies and fire-resistant plant species that may reduce risk from wildfire.  

pdf A Guide to Seedling Selection
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This Guide, Miscellaneous Publication No. 18, by the Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station, College of Natural Resources University of Idaho is published once a year in September.

pdf Plant Your Seedlings Right
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Complete planting guide provided by the  University of Idaho's Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research.

Native Plants of Northern Idaho for Landscaping and Restoration
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In recent years, native plant materials have received long overdue attention for applications in home landscaping, land restoration, and wildlife plantings.

Native Plants for the Boise Area
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pdf Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
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This guide was conceived and compiled by southwest Idaho gardeners with experience growing native plants. For the purposes of this guide, we have defined a “native plant” as one that evolved in a particular area, and is therefore naturally adapted to its climate and soil.

pdf Idaho's Bats: Description, Habitats & Conservation
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This Idaho Fish & Game leaflet presents information on the biology and ecology of the 14 bat species that occur in Idaho. The authors emphasize the benefits that bats provide to natural ecosystems and humans.

pdf Native Seed: An Introduction to Income Opportunities from Native Seed Gathered from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest
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Introductory factsheet looking at income opportunities for small forestland owners from native seed harvesting and processing to be used in ...

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Douglas-fir Tussock Moth
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The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native insect found throughout the range of its Douglas-fir and true fir hosts in the western states and British Columbia.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Western Balsam Bark Beetle
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The western balsam bark beetle (WBBB) is a native pest of true firs in the western United States.

pdf Native Plants: A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

Idaho Wildlife Management Areas Interactive Maps

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas located in six Fish and Game regions have been established to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Varying from 275 to 85,000 acres, each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

The lands encompassed by the WMAs vary from backcountry forested habitats for big game animals to agricultural areas with important pheasant and waterfowl habitat. Thousands of big game animals winter on some WMAs and tens of thousands of waterfowl winter on others. Nongame wildlife use all the WMAs. These lands are diverse and critical habitats that provide great opportunities to enjoy both game and nongame wildlife.

pdf Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A Guide for Commercial Growers and Beekeepers
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For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies needed for pollination, basic honey bee biology in context of pollination, and pollination contracts.

pdf How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides
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An overview of how a variety of wild and managed bees and their pollination activities are affected by pesticide application. Provides guidelines for how beekeepers, growers and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.

pdf Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Native Species Organizations & Professionals
There are 100 resources serving Magic Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Magic Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Ryan Storm
Regional Field Representative - Pheasants ForeverOR
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Fisheries Biologists
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
Idaho Fishery Resource Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ahsahka, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Native Plant Society Chapters
Idaho Native Plant Society
LaMar Orton - President - Boise, ID
Native Species Nurseries
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
PlantNative
Steve Sullivan - Director - Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Wildlife Habitat Nursery
Denny Dawes - Owner - Princeton, ID
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
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
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery
Anthony S. Davis - Director, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research - Moscow, ID
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bob Kibler
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho AIS Coordinator - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dan Safford
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weeds Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Gordon Edwards
Cassia County Weed Superintendent - Cassia County - Burley, ID
Idaho Association of Weed Control Superintendents
Bryce Fowler - Chairman - St Anthony, ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
John Cenarrusa
Blaine County Weed Superintendent - Hailey, ID
Joseph Milan
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Biological Control Specialist - Boise, ID
Kali Sherrill
Twin Falls County Weed Superintendent - Twin Falls, ID
Matt Kriezenbeck
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Idaho Falls, ID
Nic Zurfluh
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Program Specialist - Boise, ID
Paul Heimowitz
U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional Ais Coordinator - Portland, OR
Paul Hook
Intermountain Aquatics, Inc. - Senior Wetland & Watershed Scientist - Driggs, ID
Reid Smith
Minidoka County Weed Superintendent - Executive Board - Rupert, ID
Robyn Draheim
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pacific Region - Regional AIS Coordinator - Portland, OR
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Terry Lee
Camas County Weed Superintendent - Vice Chair - Fairfield, ID
Terry Ruby
Gooding, Jerome, & Lincoln (Tri County Weed) Weed Superintendent - Executive Board Alternate - Gooding, ID
Tom Woolf
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Aquatic Plants Program Manager - Boise, ID
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Species Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Species Best Management Practices
pdf Safe Harbor: Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

pdf Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

pdf Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
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This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

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

pdf Pocket Guide to Sagebrush
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This Guide provides identifying characteristics and range maps for 18 species of sagebrush, encompassing 27 different kinds (including subspecies and hybrids).

pdf Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

pdf Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

pdf Fire-Resistant Plants For Home Landscapes
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Brochure describes homeowner strategies and fire-resistant plant species that may reduce risk from wildfire.  

pdf Plant Your Seedlings Right
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Complete planting guide provided by the  University of Idaho's Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research.

pdf Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
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This guide was conceived and compiled by southwest Idaho gardeners with experience growing native plants. For the purposes of this guide, we have defined a “native plant” as one that evolved in a particular area, and is therefore naturally adapted to its climate and soil.

pdf Your Land & You – Idaho Guidelines
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Booklet provides landowners with practical information and ideas to help manage and enhance natural resources on their property.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle
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Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.) is an invasive weed introduced from the Mediterranean region. It predominantly infests rangelands in the western United States.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife
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Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, is a large, perennial, wetland plant that can grow up to 9 feet tall. Once established, purple loosestrife quickly crowds out most native vegetation, such as sedges, rushes, cattails, and other wetland plant species.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Leafy Spurge
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Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an exotic, deep-rooted, perennial weed native to Europe and Asia. Leafy spurge is now abundant on the northern Great Plains of the United States and the prairie provinces of Canada, where it often forms stands dense enough to displace native plants and restrict cattle grazing.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed
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The knapweeds comprise a diverse complex of species that predominantly infest rangelands in the western United States and Canada. This manual considers the biological control of six species of knapweeds.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Exotic True Thistles
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This manual addresses the biological control of nine exotic thistles present in western North America. Exotic thistles currently infest millions of acres across the United States, primarily occurring along roadways, waterways, agricultural fields, and in rangelands, pastures, forests, and disturbed areas.

pdf Biology and Biological Control of Dalmatian and Yellow Toadflax.
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Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (L.) P. Mill. ssp. dalmatica (Fig. 1a), and yellow toadflax, Linaria vulgaris (L.) P. Mill., are exotic weeds of rangeland, forests and cropland.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Dwarf Mistletoes
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Dwarf mistletoes are parasitic plants that cause a widespread, serious damage of conifers in western North America.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Wood Borers
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Wood borers are a diverse group of insects that bore into trees and shrubs, and complete their development either under the bark, or inside the sapwood or hardwood.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Douglas-fir Tussock Moth
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The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native insect found throughout the range of its Douglas-fir and true fir hosts in the western states and British Columbia.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Engelmann Spruce Weevil
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The Engelmann spruce weevil (ESW), also known as the spruce weevil or white pine weevil, is a beetle that can cause severe damage to the terminal growth of native and ornamental spruces and certain pines.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Annosus Root Disease
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Annosus root disease, caused by the fungus Heterobasidion annosum, can be found throughout Idaho and is an important consideration in forest management planning in northern Idaho.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Western Pine Beetle
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The western pine beetle (Dendroctonus brevicomis) is an aggressive killer of ponderosa pine throughout Idaho and neighboring states.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Mountain Pine Beetle
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The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, is a small black beetle, approximately 3/16 inch in length, that attacks and kills pine trees in large numbers.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Gypsy Moth
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The gypsy moth is considered to be the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States, and has spread to Idaho.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Larch Casebearer
pdf IDL Forester Forum: Laminated Root Rot
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Laminated root disease, Phellinus weirii, can be found across northern Idaho with Douglas-fir and true firs. The disease is not known to occur south of the Salmon River.

pdf IDL Forester Forum: Pine Engraver
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The pine engraver, Ips pini, is one of the most widely distributed bark beetles in North America.

pdf Preparing to Meet the Challenge: An Assessment of Invasive Species Management in Idaho
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This document describes the threat invasive species pose to Idaho’s economy and environment. This assessment also describes ongoing state and federal efforts to prevent and manage invasive species, highlights effective points and deficiencies of some current programs and recommends a few simple steps that the State of Idaho could take to meet the threat of invasive species.

pdf Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A Guide for Commercial Growers and Beekeepers
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For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies needed for pollination, basic honey bee biology in context of pollination, and pollination contracts.

pdf How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides
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An overview of how a variety of wild and managed bees and their pollination activities are affected by pesticide application. Provides guidelines for how beekeepers, growers and pesticide applicators can work together to prevent bee poisoning.

pdf The Idaho Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012-2016
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Invasive species introduced into Idaho are affecting plant and animal communities on farms, ranches, parks, waters, forests, natural areas, and in backyards.

pdf Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

pdf Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

pdf Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

pdf 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.