Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council List Serve Digest

Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council
List Serve Digest
1. Best Management Practices—Looking for sources
2. Washington State Noxious Weed Board 2011 RFP for Class A Eradication Projects
3. Job: EDDMapS Data Coordinator, University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia, USA
4. Oregon Class A Noxious Weed Assessment: Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot)
5. Work party
6. Noxious Weed Short Course from WSWS
7. Reminder: Save the Date - March 10 Ecological Effects of Invasive Plants Symposium

Greetings everyone! Do you have on-going research or information you would like to share? Please send it to Wendy DesCamp at: info@pnw-ipc.org.
Remember, doing web searches with Good Search can help raise money for PNW IPC. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com/ and find us listed under ‘Who do you Goodsearch for?’. We are listed as: University of Washington - Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (Seattle, WA)

1. Best Management Practices—Looking for Resources
Doug Johnson of the California Invasive Plant Council is looking for resources on invasive species Best Management Practices. See his email and start of a resource list followed by a resource list from Cynthia Boettner. If you have additional resource references for Doug, please email him at: dwjohnson@cal-ipc.org.

From Doug:
Cal-IPC is collecting documents on invasive plant Best Management Practices(BMPs) – see our starting list below. Can you recommend additional documents that could be helpful? This is part of a program to develop “stop the spread” BMPs and trainings for a variety of audiences. Thanks!
Doug

California:
Athan, Tara. Minimizing the Dispersal of Weed Propagules in Materials Best Management Practices. 2009. Inland Mendocino Cooperative Weed Management Area. 23 pp.

CalTrans. Caltrans Landscape Manual. Chapter E Landscape. 2006. 41pp.

CalTrans. Caltrans Stormwater Quality Handbook Maintenance Staff Guide. 2003. 240pp.

National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Yosemite National Park Weed-Free Gravel Program. Yosemite National Park Resources Management and Science. 18pp.

Bureau of Land Management California. Weed Prevention and Management Guidelines for Public Lands. 11/9/2010. 5pp.

West, Wendy. A Builder and Contractor’s Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds. El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group. 4pp.

West, Wendy. A Landowner’s Guide to Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Weeds. El Dorado County Invasive Weed Management Group. 2pp.

Outside California:
Ann M. Johnson, P.E. 2008. Minnesota Department of Transportation. 2008-20 Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management. Local Road Research Board. 156 pp.

Bureau of Land Management, Colorado. Appendix 4: Prototype Weed Prevention Measures. 2008.
11/9/2010. 3pp.

Clark, Janet. Invasive Plant Prevention Guidelines. Center for Invasive Plant Management. 2003. 15 pp.

DiVittorio, Joe et al. Bureau of Reclamation, Policy and Program Services Office and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center. Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species. 2009. 203pp.

Long Island Weed Management Area. Best Management Practices for Land Managers. 4pp.

North American Weed Management Association. Gravel Pit Inspection Standards.
11/9/2010. 3pp.

National Park Service. Master Best Management Practices. 15 pp.

Perron, Christine. New Hampshire. Best Management Practices for Roadside Invasive Plants. 2008. New Hampshire Department of Transportation. 33pp.

Siegel, Steven & Susan Donaldson. Measures to Prevent the Spread of Noxious and Invasive Weeds During Construction Activities. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. 4pp.

United States Department of Agriculture. USDA Guide to Noxious Weed Prevention Practices. 2001. Version 1.0. 25pp.

Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. 2009. Best Management Practices for Invasive Species. A Field Manual for Foresters, Landowners and Loggers. 56 pp.

Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. 2009. Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species by Outdoor Recreation Activities in Wisconsin. Forest Invasives Leadership Team. 71 pp.

Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources. 2010. Invasive Species Best Management Practices for Transportation and Utility Rights-of-Way. Department of Natural Resources. 63pp.

Wisconsin. Forest Invasives Leadership Team. Wisconsin’s Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species. 2009. 102 pp. ______________________________________________________
Doug Johnson, Executive Director
California Invasive Plant Council | www.cal-ipc.org
1442-A Walnut St., #462, Berkeley, CA 94709
dwjohnson@cal-ipc.org | (510) 843-3902 x302

Here is the resource list from Cinthia Boettner, Coordinator of the Invasive Plant Control Initiative at the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Sunderland Massachusetts.
Best Management Practices for Invasive Plants: a preliminary and draft list of resources
"Invasive Plant Responses to Silvaculture Practices in the South"
http://www.invasive.org/silvicsforinvasives.pdf

"Invasive Plant Prevention Guidelines"
http://www.weedcenter.org/products_pub/CIPM_prevention.pdf

Best management practices for controlling invasive plants in the Adirondacks
http://www.adkinvasives.com/terrestrial/Ecology/documents/BMPsGeneral200...

Introductions of Invasive Species Through Construction and Development Activities: The Role of Local Agents in Stopping the Spread
Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
http://www.maccweb.org/documents/development_fact_sheet.doc

Standard Conditions for Wetlands Orders
To Prevent the Introduction of Invasive Plant Species on Construction Sites
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
http://www.maccweb.org/documents/Standard_Conditions.doc

Measures to Prevent the Spread of Noxious and Invasive Weeds During Construction Activities
University of Nevada
http://www.weedcenter.org/prevention/nv_prev_fact_sheet1.pdf

"Best Management Practices for Roadside Invasive Plants"
New Hampshire Dept. of Transportation
http://www.nh.gov/dot/bureaus/environment/InvasiveSpecies.htm

Handbook on forestry invasives BMPs
Wisconsin Council on Forestry releases its “Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species.” Can be downloaded from: http://council.wisconsinforestry.org/invasives/
At the same site you can access BMP’s for forestry, recreation and utility rights-of-way

Compiled by the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

2. 2011 Class A Noxious Weed Eradication Program
Request for Proposals
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

GENERAL INFORMATION
Posted Date: December 7, 2010

Due Date for Proposals: January 7, 2011

Funding Instrument Types: Interagency Agreement or Purchased Service Contract

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Attn: Alison Halpern
P.O. Box 42560
1111 Washington Street
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-2053
Email: ahalpern@agr.wa.gov

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

The Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (Board) is soliciting proposals for projects to eradicate Class A Noxious Weeds in the State. The Board anticipates providing$15,000 for on-the-ground projects that will be completed by the end of this fiscal year, which is June 30, 2011. The availability of funding cannot be guaranteed.

Proposals to eradicate plants listed as Class A Noxious Weeds in WAC 16-750-005 are eligible if they include the required proposal elements. All proposals must adhere to the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as described in RCW 17.15.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

County Weed Boards
Weed Districts
Cities or Counties
Conservation Districts
Non-profit Organizations
State Agencies
Native American Tribal Governments
Special Purpose Districts
Other Governmental Agencies & Entities

REQUIRED PROPOSAL ELEMENTS

• Identification of the Class A Noxious Weed(s) to be eradicated.
• Description of the infestation, including geographic extent and density. Include information about age and origin of infestation, if known.
• Methods and materials to be used in the eradication effort. If herbicides are to be used, describe steps to assure that all applicable laws will be followed. Include information on the timing of each control measure. (All treatments paid for with funds from Fiscal Year 2011 must occur between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, inclusive.)
• Dollar amount of funding requested for FY11.
• Matching funds, whether cash or in-kind, offered by other project partners. (Matching funds are not required, but discussion and disclosure of such funds is a required proposal element. If there are no matching funds, that should be stated in the proposal.)
• Estimated date when the infestation would be eradicated (no living plants or propagules), if it were assumed that the requested funding and the matching funds of project partners were continued annually.
• Discussion of whether enforcement of Washington State noxious weed law is likely to be necessary in the process of the eradication. If enforcement is likely to be necessary, description of the readiness of involved county weed board(s) to carry out such enforcement within the proposal period.
• If the infestation to be eradicated lies in more than one county or jurisdiction, a description of how the entire infestation would be treated and eradicated in all applicable jurisdictions.
• Post-eradication plans to monitor the project area, prevent reinfestation, and respond to any reinfestation.

OPTIONAL PROPOSAL ELEMENTS

• Evidence that the proposed project would eradicate the only infestation (or all infestations) of the target weed species in Washington State.

PROPOSAL FORMAT

1. Applicant’s name, agency/organization name, primary contacts, U.S. Mail address, email address, phone and fax numbers. Phone number where the primary contact person can be reached, if necessary for discussion of the proposal, during the business day on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.
2. Brief background information about lead organization and partners.
3. Summary of the project that addresses the items in the “Required Proposal Elements” and “Optional Proposal Elements” (if applicable) sections of this document.
4. Estimated project budget. Show estimates for in-kind contributions, personnel salaries and benefits, travel, supplies, equipment, etc.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Email (preferred method)
Proposals must be emailed to ahalpern@agr.wa.gov by 5 p.m. on January 7, 2011. The proposal must be either in the body of the email or attached as a Microsoft Word document or PDF.

U.S. Mail
Proposals must be post-marked by January 7, 2011 and mailed to:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board
Attn: Alison Halpern
P.O. Box 42560
1111 Washington Street
Olympia, WA 98504

PROPOSAL REVIEW AND CONTRACT PROCEDURE

Following the deadline, staff and the Board will review proposals. The Board will decide which proposal applicants will be offered a contract or agreement, and may select “alternate” proposals. If an applicant is offered a contract or agreement, and fails to complete the necessary documents in a timely manner, the available funding may be offered to another applicant for an alternate proposal. In an effort to maximize efficacy of Class A Eradication funding, the Board is targeting specific species this year and will complement eradication projects with press releases and ED/RR postcards, if desired. Collaborative efforts between county weed boards or weed management areas are encouraged.

3. Position: EDDMapS Data Coordinator
Location: University of Georgia, Tifton, Georgia USA

Appointment: Grant-funded full-time position (salary $40,577 with benefits). The position is currently funded for one year with renewal contingent upon availability of continuing grant funds and satisfactory progress of employee.

Available: Closing date for receipt of applications is January 12, 2011. Position could be available as early as February 14, 2011.

Position Description: This position will be the EDDMapS Data Coordinator for the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (www.bugwood.org) at the University of Georgia-Tifton Campus. EDDMapS (www.eddmaps.org) is a web-based early detection, distribution mapping and information system for invasive species. EDDMapS is a national platform used and funded by various Federal agencies and non-profit organizations. This position requires someone with excellent
biological, computer/technical and communication skills. They will work closely with the Center's Technology Director and Invasive Species Coordinator to enhance and expand EDDMapS and related
Center invasive species programs. They will be responsible for identifying and integrating state regional and national datasets into EDDMapS and identifying gaps in existing distribution data. They will also develop protocols and standards for data included in EDDMapS and work with collaborators to share data between systems. This position will work with the Center Directors to write reports, grants and cooperative agreements to further expand and maintain EDDMapS and other Center programs.

They will be required to develop and deliver presentations to funding agencies and professional organizations at state, regional, and national levels. Some out-of-town and overnight travel will be required.

Qualifications: Completion of a Master's degree OR completion of a Bachelor's degree and several years of experience in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Weed Science, Botany, Agriculture, Biology or related field. Experience with Invasive Plant Management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or Database Management Systems is preferred. Candidates must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to work independently and with others.

Location: The University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, GA. The campus provides agricultural and environmental research, outreach and instruction with almost 100 UGA scientists working with USDA Agricultural Research Service researchers. Tifton is listed as one of the "100 Best Small Towns in America". Tifton is located 180 miles south of Atlanta and has a county population of 40,000.

Applications: Interested persons must complete official online University application at:
http://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57006

Please direct any and all questions to:
Chuck Bargeron
Technology Director and Public Service Assistant
Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health
University of Georgia
P.O. Box 748
4601 Research Way Room 113
Tifton, GA 31793 USA
Phone (229) 386-3298
Cell (229) 402-0412
Fax (229) 386-3352

www.bugwood.org
www.forestryimages.org
www.invasive.org
www.eddmaps.org

4. Oregon Department of Agriculture is conducting an assessment of the class A noxious weed Tussilago farfara, coltsfoot. (http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?ID=723)
Oregon Department of Agriculture is looking for information about this species being invasive or if you are having trouble controlling it in Washington State. If you have any information on this plant in Washington (management issues, invasive impacts), please email Alex Park apark@oda.state.or.us and Alison Halpern AHalpern@agr.wa.gov of the Washington Noxious Weed Control Board.

5. Work Party:
Nature Consortium Urban Forest Restoration
Work parties: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-2pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle, Washington.
Volunteer activities include: invasive plant removal, mulching and planting of native shrubs and trees. RSVP is required and volunteers can RSVP either at our website, www.naturec.org, via email to volunteer@naturec.org or via phone at 206-923-0853.
Directions are sent out after volunteers RSVP.
Lizzie Petrin
Restoration Project Coordinator
Nature Consortium
206.923.0853
lizzie@naturec.org
www.naturec.org

6. Reminder:Noxious Weed Short Course from WSWS
The Noxious Weed Short Course by the Western Society of Weed Science will be held April 18 to 21, 2011 in Loveland Colorado. Find out more information on their website:
http://www.wsweedscience.org/Shortcourse/shortcourse.asp

7. Reminder: Ecological Effects of Invasive Plants
Western Society of Weed Science Symposium

March 10, 2010
DoubleTree City Center Hotel
Spokane, WA

A one-day symposium held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science

Registration fee: $75

Current research is revealing the widespread impacts that invasive plants have on our native ecosystems. What was once just a weed is now an “ecosystem engineer” that can alter structure, function, chemistry, and community composition. Our goal is to highlight the broad effects and implications of invasive plant infestations so the audience will have a greater understanding of impacts to our natural areas. The target audience for the symposium is natural area land managers, including Federal, State, County, City, and private organizations, as well as other conservation groups interested in learning about why we should "bother" with managing invasive plants. Information presented at the symposium may be useful in conducting effects analysis, setting treatment and research priorities, planning projects, and negotiating budgets.

This symposium will feature invited speakers who address the effects and interactions of invasive plants on forest, rangeland, riparian, and coastal ecosystems, soils, and wildlife. Information currently scattered in a wide variety of journals will be presented in one day, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of potential impacts in wildland areas.

For more information contact:
Phil Banks, WSWS Business Manager
575-527-1888 or wsws@marathonag.com

For on-line registration information:
www.wsweedscience.org