Invasive Species Bookshelf

The Bookshelf is a database of a wide array of invasive species educational materials, from brochures to books to videos to posters and more. The number and scope of items on the Bookshelf is constantly being added to and updated. All items have links to download an electronic version of the item listed. To search for items, select a choice from any or all of the following drop-down boxes and click on "Search". If you do not make any selection you will see an alphabetical list of everything on the Bookshelf.



Title(click name to download) Category Original Source Species/Topic State
Facts About Invasive Bighead and Silver Carps. 2010
By: Chapman, DC. US Geological Survey
  • Factsheets
asiancarp.us Asian Carp Great Lakes

Description

2 page explanation of invasive bighead and silver carp in the Great Lakes Basin

NYS DEC Feral Swine Profile
By: NYS DEC
  • Websites
NYS DEC Feral Hogs Multi

Description

NYS's description of feral swine, links to management laws and regulations, and a set of Q & A

USDA National Invasive Species Information Center- Wild Boar
By: USDA
  • Websites
USDA Feral Hogs National

Description

National wild boar species information site: state and federal resources, distribution maps, images and videos, and select state, federal, and university resources

Wild Pig Info
By: Mississippi State University
  • Websites
Mississippi State University Feral Hogs Multi

Description

Overview of wild hogs including links to resources to landowners, management guides, and the video series "A Pickup Load of Pigs- the Feral Swine Pandemic"

Feral Hogs in Missouri: Damage Prevention and Control
By: University of Missouri Extension
  • Websites
University of Missouri Extension Feral Hogs MO

Description

Comprehensive overview of wild hogs

Garlic Mustard Identification and Control
By: Stewardship Network
  • Videos & YouTube
Stewardship Network Garlic Mustard Multi

Description

A 13:36 minute educational video on the management and control of garlic mustard.  By In-Site Video Productions.

Invasive Phragmites
By: In-Site Video, LLC
  • Videos & YouTube
In-Site Video, LLC Phragmites, Common Reed Multi

Description

11:11 minute educational video on the common reed

Invasive Species: Japanese Knotweed
By: Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area
  • Videos & YouTube
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area Japanese knotweed Multi

Description

6:30 minute video describing Japanes knotweed and its impacts

Invasive Species: Tree of Heaven
By: Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area
  • Videos & YouTube
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area Tree-of-Heaven Multi

Description

5:22 minute video describing the Tree-of-Heaven and its impacts

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse Species Profile: Polygonum cuspidatum - Japanese knotweed
By: C. O'Neill
  • Factsheets
nyis.info Japanese knotweed NY

Description

4-page educational factsheet on Japanese knotweed, its impacts, distribution, and control

NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse Species Profile - Japanese knotweed
By: C. O'Neill
  • Websites
nyis.info Japanese knotweed NY

Description

NYIS.INFO species profile webpage on Japanese knotweed, its distribution, identification, impacts, prevention and control

Cultivating Awareness: Ornamental Plants Invading Natural Areas
By: Midwest Invasive Plant Network
  • Videos & YouTube
Midwest Invasive Plant Network Agricultural invaders Multi

Description

A 13 minute video with detailed information on many common horticultural invasives, with a Midwest slant. 

Alternatives to Ornamental Invasive Plants Guidebook
By: Alexis A. Alvey, formerly of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
  • Handbooks/Guidbooks
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Alternatives to Invasives NY

Description

This guidebook on horticultural alternatives to invasive plants, developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension, is  available as a PDF for downloading.

Clean Equipment Protocol for Industry
By: Halloran, Joe, Anderson, Hayley and Tassie, Danielle. 2013.
  • Training Guides
Peterborough Stewardship Council and Ontario Invasive Plant Council General Invasive Species Universal

Description

Passenger and recreational vehicles as well as heavy machinery are major vectors for spreading terrestrial invasive species into new areas. The Peterborough Stewardship Council and Ontario Invasive Plant Council (ON, Canada) developed a guide for cleaning such vehicles and equipment

Here, Kitty Kitty
By: Andy Beversdorf and Brian Standing
  • Videos & YouTube
prolefeedstudios.com Non-invasive (nuisance) Feral Cats WI

Description

This 63 minute video is a lesson in communicating non-invasive (nuisance) species information to the public.

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas
By: Jil Swearingen (National Park Service), Britt Slattery, Kathryn Reshetiloff and Susan Zwicker (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
  • Handbooks/Guidbooks
National Park Service Natural Area Invasives Multi

Description

172 page (8.2 Mb), 2010 edition. The focus of Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas is native biodiversity and protecting it from invasive species. The book includes: information on 80 species; control guidance; a section on species that are not widespread but are increasing in their threat to natural habitats; native plant alternatives to invasive plants

Plastic Invasive Plant Models
By: Center for Invasive Species Management
  • Invasive Species Models
weedcenter.org Multiple species Montana (& others)

Description

Eight specific, high quality, plastic models of invasive plants (with a western slant) in packs of multiple stems, including: Dalmatian toadflax, garlic mustard, leafy spurge, perennial pepperweed, purple loosestrife, saltcedar, spotted knapweed, and yellow starthistle.

Weed Model Bouquets
By: Center for Invasive Species Management
  • Invasive Species Models
weedcenter.org Multiple species Montana (and others)

Description

Five different bouquets of high quality invasive plants/weeds (with a western slant) including: Dalmatian toadflax, leafy spurge, and yellow starthistle; perennial pepperweed, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, and saltcedar; spotted knapweed, Dalmatian toadflax, leafy spurge, and yellow starthistle; perennial pepperweed, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, and saltcedar; and, perennial pepperweed, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, saltcedar, spotted knapweed, Dalmatian toadflax, leafy spurge, and yellow starthistle

Vegetating with Native Grasses in Northeastern North America
By: Dickerson J. (USDA-NRCS) and Wark B. (Ducks Unlimited Canada).
  • Handbooks/Guidbooks
Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Alternatives to Invasives Northeast

Description

While based mostly on a resurgence of interest in the restoration and use of native mid-west prairie grasses, this guide addresses a number of other useful roles, such as the reclamation of areas where non-native invasive plants have been removed. The use of tall native grasses can increase plant
diversity and the size and diversity of animal populations. 135 pages.

A Guide to Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast
By: Paul R. Salon & Chris F. Miller. USDA-NRCS
  • Handbooks/Guidbooks
Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA Restoration with native vegetation Northeast

Description

This guide addresses factors to consider when planning and implementing critical area seedings and conservation plantings in the Northeast U.S. The use of native species, diversity, and concern for the spread of invasive species is emphasized. 158 pages.

Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework. 2012
By: Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
  • Management Plans
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Asian Carp Great Lakes

Description

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC), with support from federal, state, and local agencies, and other private stakeholder entities, is working to create a sustainable Asian carp control program and to implement actions for protecting and maintaining the integrity and safety of the Great Lakes ecosystem from an Asian carp invasion. This Framework lays out the strategy and presents proposed action items. 165 pages. 5 Mb

Asian Carp Frequently Asked Questions. 2011
By: Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
  • Pamphlets & brochures
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Asian Carp Great Lakes

Description

2 page Asian Carp Frequently Asked Questions flyer

Bighead and Silver Carp Watch. 2004
By: Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Posters
Great Lakes Sea Grant Networ, et al Asian Carp Great Lakes

Description

Large scale poster explaining Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes. [Large file: 12+ Mb]

Feral Hogs Community of Practice at eXtension.org
By: eXtension - America's Research-based Learning Network
  • Websites
extension.org Feral Hogs Nationwide

Description

This collaboration represents 23 states. The Feral Hogs Community of Practice is a great resource for County Extension Agents, natural resource professionals, landowners, educators and students, and managers.

Wild Pigs
By: Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
  • Websites
Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Multi

Description

A website by a consortium of universities, devoted to information on wild pigs, European wild boars, and other damaging wildlife.