For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 2 in the series, follow the whole story on http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Non-native species are species living outside their natural area, arriving there by following humans in […]

via Presence of non-native species in mountains — The 3D lab

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a deadly disease for oak trees, is on the rise in California. According to a survey conducted by UC Berkeley scientists, the number of infected trees has almost doubled since 2018. Read article at ‘Scariest tree pathogen in the world’ spreading rapidly in California – SFGate

via Sudden Oak Death Spreading Rapidly In California  — Natural History Wanderings

New model finds large potential range Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) adult. Photo by Stephen Ausmus.The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an emerging insect pest of a number of economically important crop plants. Originating from China, its primary host plant is tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), which is itself considered to be a noxious invasive species in…

via Predicting the spread of invasive spotted lanternfly — The Invasives Blog

From The High Country News (Jolene Yazzie and Helen Santoro): New rules would weaken protections for plants and animals listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act The Trump administration is proposing several changes to the way the Endangered Species Act is implemented that would weaken the rules governing protections. One change targets species newly […]

via A quick guide to threatened terrestrial and freshwater species in your state — @HighCountryNews — Coyote Gulch

According to News 6 uppermichiganssourse.com Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with governors DeWine (R-OH), Evers (D-WI), Wolf (D-PA), Pritzker (D-IL), and Walz (D-MN), sent a to chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voicing their support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. “The decline of our fish and wildlife, and their […]

via Bipartisan Coalition of Great Lakes’ Governors Support the Recovery of America’s Wildlife Act. — Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Films

The Colorado beetle, which threatens potato crops, is just one example of a pest which can be investigated using the Pest Risk Analysis Tool.CABI has launched a new product to help facilitate and improve the biosecurity of plants and plant products being traded around the world that are at risk of invasive pests such as…

via New Pest Risk Analysis Tool to improve biosecurity in international trade of plant commodities — The Invasives Blog