Invasive Species Resources

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Invasive Species Resources

Invasives Preparedness for Land Stewards
In 2010 RINHS led a series of invasive species workshops targeted at the general public. To make attendees more confident about getting involved in invasive species management we wrote a document that identified easy ways to get started…by picking relatively easy, high impact species and through other best practices that help control the overall risk from invasives. Get the list of the “Easy Eight” and the other advice here:
Invasives Preparedness for Land Stewards PDF:870K

Invasive Preparedness Strategy for Rhode Island
Between 2005 and 2006 RINHS created this 10 point strategy for invasives and it was reviewed by the RI Environmental Monitoring Collaborative for possible inclusion in a state-wide environmental monitoring strategy. Though never adopted, this strategy has helped guide our thinking over the succeeding years and might be helpful for those thinking about invasive species response.
Comprehensive Invasive Species Preparedness Strategy for RI PDF:24K

Union of Concerned Scientists Factsheet
In 2010, the Union of Concerned Scientists prepared a summary report on invasives in Rhode Island. It has useful talking points for policy makers.
RI_invasive-species by UCS

Least Wanted invasive posters
These one-pagers were developed by RINHS’s Forest Health Works Project to help get the word out about eight of the easiest-to-ID invasive species. Download them and use however you want (just give RINHS credit by citing the website: www.rinhs.org). The “Easy Eight” Wanted Posters (PDF:1.6M)

“The Easy Eight”

  • Mile-A-Minute Vine (Persicaria perfoliata)
  • Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimenium)
  • Garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata)
  • Kudzu (Pueraria montana)
  • Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium)
  • Water chestnut (Trapa natans)
  • Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
  • Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)

seaplaneUS Coast Guard Aquatic Invasive Species Guidelines for Seaplanes (because you know you were curious!): DOWNLOAD PDF-64K