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National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) When a wildfire breaks out, firefighters hope to put it out as quickly as possible to protect lives and property.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

They’re most successful in containing a large fire if they’re near the fire when it starts. But, rural areas don’t have local fire stations every few miles like more developed areas do. Home. Maine.gov: About Maine: Invasive Species. Jumpshare: Free File Sharing, Send Big Files, View Files Online. Avian Influenza: USDA Has Taken Actions to Reduce Risks but Needs a Plan to Evaluate Its Efforts. What GAO Found When avian influenza outbreaks occur, they can have significant effects on human and animal health and the U.S. economy.

Avian Influenza: USDA Has Taken Actions to Reduce Risks but Needs a Plan to Evaluate Its Efforts

With regard to human health, avian influenza rarely affects humans, but the World Health Organization estimates that two particular types of the virus have caused more than 2,100 human infections and more than 800 deaths since 1997, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. With regard to animal health, avian influenza outbreaks can lead to large numbers of poultry deaths as a result of efforts to control and prevent the spread of the disease. For example, from December 2014 to June 2015, more than 50 million birds were destroyed in the largest outbreak in U.S. history.

The effect of avian influenza on the health of other animal species varies. USDA identified 15 areas with lessons learned from its responses to the 2014 and 2016 outbreaks of avian influenza and 308 associated corrective actions. Why GAO Did This Study. DuPont – PIONEER. International Pest Risk Research Group – Improving pest risk modelling methods. State of the World's Plants.

FHTET Products - National Insect and Disease Risk Maps. Team Lead—Borys Tkacz, National Program Manager, FHM Barbara Burns, VT, Northeast State Representative Chris Asaro, VA, Southern State Representative Charles Shaw, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center Danny Lee, Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center Frank J.

FHTET Products - National Insect and Disease Risk Maps

Krist Jr., FHTET, Data Development Team Leader Frank Sapio, Director, FHTET Greg Kujawa, Forest Management, Washington Office (WO) Greg Reams, National Program Manager, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Karen Ripley, WA, Western State Representative Brian Schwind, Remote Sensing Applications Center Frank Fay, Fire and Aviation Management, WO Jim Steinman, Northeastern Area (NA)

Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Management. Video - Northeastern IPM Center. Click on one of the video thumbnails below to launch the player, or watch the playlist on YouTube.

Video - Northeastern IPM Center

Session I: Climate Change and Weed & Insect Pests Topics: distribution, patterns, models, extreme weather events, legacy effects Part 1 Part 2. INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SEED-BASED RESTORATION. Protecting Idaho's Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species - 2015 Field Season. Keeping Aquatic Invasive Species Out of Idaho Invasive species introduced into Idaho are affecting plant and animal communities throughout the state.

Protecting Idaho's Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species - 2015 Field Season

Human activity such as trade, travel, and tourism have all increased substantially, escalating the speed and volume of species movement to unprecedented levels. That’s why as Idahoans we must take care about the invasive species we allow to move into and around our state. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is specifically targeting the invasive Quagga and Zebra mussels, and has set up roadside inspection stations to keep them, and other aquatic invasive species out. The ISDA's roadside inspection stations provide a level of protection as well as an opportunity to educate the boating public on the issues of invasive species.

Specifically the inspection stations teach the "Clean, Drain, Dry" principles. Clean - Remove all plants, animals, and mud. New World Screwworm. Homepage - CEMML. Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants. NRCS Invasive Species Policy Invasive Species Executive Order 13112 View Federal and state noxious weed lists, an invasive plant list, or an introduced plant list, each with links to more information.

Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants

Federal Noxious Weed List In accordance with the Plant Protection Act of 2000 (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the U.S. government has designated certain plants as noxious weeds: List of Federal Noxious Weeds State Noxious Weed Lists The following states have designated certain plants as legally noxious: GMDPtoolbox. Presentation GMDPtoolbox proposes functions related to Graph-based Markov Decision Processes (GMDP).

GMDPtoolbox

The framework allows to represent and approximately solve Markov Decision Processes (MDP) problems with an underlying spatial structure allowing a factored representation. A factored representation can be a solution for problems too large to be represented and solved by classical MDP tools. For smaller size problems, we suggest to use the MDP toolbox. The toolbox is under BSD license and currently available for MATLAB. See the Documentation page, clicking on the document icon on top. Examining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife Conservation - Hearings - U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, “Examining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife Conservation.”

Examining Innovative Solutions to Control Invasive Species and Promote Wildlife Conservation - Hearings - U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Room 406 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Archived Webcast Panel 1. DOI Remote Sensing Activities 2016. The DOIRSWG is a coordination body founded in the 1980s.

DOI Remote Sensing Activities 2016

Over the ensuing decades, during which remote sensing technology has undergone substantial evolution, the goals of the DOIRSWG have remained constant: Exchange information on remote sensing activities, capabilities, needs, and concerns.Identify opportunities for cooperation among Bureaus and Offices.Integrate Bureau and Office requirements and interests into coordinated DOI positions on national remote sensing issues to help guide interagency activities involving the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Office of Management and Budget, other agencies, and Congress.Inform DOI Bureaus and Offices about U.S. and foreign remote sensing programs. The DOIRSWG is co-chaired by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Land Management, and staffed by the representatives shown below.

Island Conservation Investigating Suitability of Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents on Islands - Island Conservation. U.S. Department of Defense Invasive Species Management. About IGERT : Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Our Vision Our vision is of a group of interactive students, trained in technologies used for manipulation of pest genomes as well as methods needed to assess the environmental and socio-cultural appropriateness of specific products of these manipulations.

About IGERT : Genetic Engineering and Society Center

The Background Last year the world saw the first open field release of a genetically engineered mosquito in association with a project aimed at suppressing dengue fever. Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Since 1994, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) has maintained an on-line educational section on non-native species as well as an on-line exotic species reporting page. Divers are encouraged to submit any sightings of non-native species via this sightings reporting form. Nebraska Invasive Species Program. *faircompanies – videos & articles for the beginning of infinity. Tiny r(E)volution – A small home. A big life. Homesteading. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species. The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations.

We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data. Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Invasive Species - Seaplane Pilots Association. Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Contact your Reps, Influence Congress, Vote on Bills - Countable. Defending Favorite Places. Invasive Species Threat to Hunting and Fishing in America. Partnership Bringing Hunters and Anglers Into the Battle Against Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species America’s hunters and anglers represent an essential stakeholder group in combating invasive species. Hunters and anglers number over 50 million individuals and spend a substantial portion of their recreational time outdoors in pursuits that involve them directly with fish and game populations and their habitats.

Western Invasive Weed Summit - Andrus Center for Public Policy. The conversion of native sagebrush to invasive annual grasslands has been identified as an issue for western range lands for decades. Wildfire, while having a direct effect on the sagebrush-step, and its associated wildlife species, such as Greater sage-grouse (GRSG), has been shown to have a significant association with invasive non-native annual grasses. Fun GCAT BAA. The biological sciences have experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Mercury. Past research has shown that publicly available data can accurately forecast societal events such as civil unrest and disease outbreaks. Mercury. SCITE. The SCITE program seeks to develop and test methods to detect insider threats through two separate research thrusts. Commitments towards achieving the Honolulu Challenge. The Honolulu Challenge on Invasive Alien Species. REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android : The Outdoor Wire.

Introduced species surveys on Tetiaroa atoll. Webinar: Gene Drives. Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Souzzchef – Adventures in food, travel, and backcountry kitchens. Learn to Code and Help Nonprofits. Best practices guide – INVASIONS BIOLOGIQUES. Invasive alien species and the impacts they cause are a growing concern for natural area managers, especially in aquatic environments.

What is our knowledge of biological invasions? What is the status of legislation, which recommendations can we formulate ? Video - Northeastern IPM Center. Dying Breed Music. What's New. LiveChiliPeppers.com - Red Hot Chili Peppers Live MP3 Downloads FLAC Downloads Live CDs. Advanced Conservation Strategies. Josh leads ACS by building interdisciplinary teams to tackle problems in novel ways. He founded ACS in 2006. Trained as a scientist, Josh holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and an M.A. from University of California. European Commission - Science for Environment Policy - Multimedia. Noxious Weeds Program Risk Assessments. PPQ conducts weed risk assessments (WRA) as part of its process for safeguarding U.S. agriculture and natural resources from weeds and invasive plants.

A weed risk assessment is a science-based evaluation of the potential of a plant species to establish, spread, and cause harm in the United States. Mobile Community Based Disease Detection System. IPMDAT. Southern Folklife Collection. Spinditty - Music. Generative Jigsaw Puzzles. Ecosystems. Happy Janssens: Modern nomadic living...powered by straight veggie oil - Blog. PestLens. Landscape Approach Data Portal. To Control or Not to Control? An Invasive Plant Management Decision Analysis Tool. IPMDAT. DOTWASH Tackles Invasive Species Catching a Ride on Construction Vehicles. Aquatic Invaders in the Marketplace Aquatic Invaders in the Marketplace. STEREOMATIC. Polygraph. What a Dinner Menu of Invasive Species Looks Like - The Atlantic.

National Sea Grant Law Center. Injurious Wildlife: Invasive Species Prevention. Sculpting Evolution. Sacred Valley Via Ferrata & Zipline in Cusco. Music Theory Guitar Lesson - Understanding Basic Chord Harmonies. International Symposium on Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Fish. State of the World's Plants. Yen Yoga & Fitness. Elevation Lacrosse. Build-your-own Teardrop Camper Kit and Plans.

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