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Christmas Brings New Invasion
The Christmas season always is a time of concern for those who work to
stop the introduction of invasives through global transportation. This
is mostly because of the volume of live plant materials that are
shipped for the holidays. From live Christmas trees to decorative
branches, these imports can be a major problem.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has
alerted Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for invasive
Oriental bittersweet this holiday season, and to avoid using the plant
or selling it in wreaths and other holiday decor.
Shipments of Christmas
trees from the Pacific Northwest to Hawaii have been found to be widely
infested with slugs and other pests that are not found in Hawaii. Of
150 shipping containers of Christmas trees and wreaths from six
maritime voyages that Hawaii's agricultural inspectors have looked at,
74 were or are being held for pest identification or improper
Just For Fun
For the Holiday
Issue I like to include a few stories that I find interesting or
enlightening but may not relate directly to invasive species or may be
a bit more whimsical than the usual content.
Montana Game Wardens have
shared some of their more memorable stories of hunters bagging lamas or
shooting decoys or any other off-beat situation. I especially enjoyed
the story of the woman who found the abandoned Goose. Read More
Wyoming officials are
scratching their heads trying figure out what happened to all the trout
in three wilderness lakes. Read More
We review news stories on a
daily basis and post stories of interest on Facebook as we
find them. However, we
know that many of you are not able to use Facebook so here are the
links we posted during
our Facebook pages.
Our Clean Angling Facebook
page is where we
post our links that deal with fish & fishing, cleaning, boat
inspections, and other
issues of interest to anglers.
years, California officials have been trying to eliminate the northern
pike in Davis Lake. Now they are putting on an all-out blitz hoping to
be rid of them.
Colorado officials warn that introduced
fish may displace or harm desirable species
Canadian officials are really focusing
on stopping invasive fish introductions follow several high profile
arrests of fish smugglers.
Burbot are a serious invasive threat to
Flaming Gorge Reservoir but they are also a great tasting fish to
harvest. Interested anglers are taking advantage!
Park has announced good news about their battle against invasive lake
trout in Yellowstone Lake.
Most anglers think of earthworms in
terms of bait. Did you know they are actually an invader in many places?
We know that moving firewood really
increases the risk of moving insect pests. A new study shows how
serious the threat is.
New research shows that aquatic species
fare much worse than terrestrial when the environment heats up.
Officials in Wyoming report that 2012
was a good year for their aquatic invasive species program
On our Invasive Species Action Network
Facebook page we post all types of invasive species news including news
about all types of invaders, policy
issues and other items of interest.
The Clean Water Team has a new video
titled " Cleaning and Treating Water Quality Monitoring Field Gear for
Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Species " - check it out.
business.com reports that using invasive species for bio-fuels is a bad
The new "National Strategy on Invasive
Species in Mexico" is now available as a download
Is Arundo donax the bio-fuel of the
future or a serious invasive species threat? Do you think we should
promote this as a crop?
Canadian pet seller has been hit with major fines for selling
snakeheads to a US undercover agent
Invasive Species Action Network every time you shop online through
The National Wildlife Federation is
suing the state of New York over their ballast water regulations.
know that moving firewood really increases the risk of moving insect
pests. A new study shows how serious the threat is.
A new effort is aimed at reducing the
sale of invasive species over the Internet.
Despite being surrounded by mussel
containing waters, Lake Powell has escaped infestation - until now.
A commercial boat hauler faces potential
felony charges as a repeat offender in Washington.
Pine Bark Beetles are native to the western US where they have killed
millions of trees in the past decade. Mild winters have allowed their
spread and now there is significant concern that they could invade our
eastern pine forests.