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Endangered and Invasive Species Research Guide: Documents - Invasive, Noxious, Nonindigenous

Online Documents - Michigan, Great Lakes

Michigan DNR - Invasive Species
Invasive Species Strategy - Meeting the Challenge of Invasive Plants: A Framework for Action / Phyllis Higman & Suzan Campbell [pdf 87 pages] 

Invasive Phragmites Control and Management (website) - A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites [document - pdf 46 pages]

Prohibited and Restricted Species - Prohibited and restricted species as defined in the Natural Resources and Evironmental Protection Act 451 of 1994, Section 324.41301 [2 page pdf which contains links to find further information on each]

A Field Identification Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan's Natural Communities (website) - A Field Identification Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan's Natural Communities [document in pdf - 73 pages] 

Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management
Authors: Meg Filbey, Christina Kennedy, Jessica Wilkinson, Jennifer Balch
Biodiversity and Invasive Species Research Report from the Environmental Law Institute, 2002.
Click the phrase "Download the Report" beneath the cover image to download the report. You MAY have to submit your e-mail address to get it.  The report (in pdf format) is 108 pages long.

Report for Great Lakes Protection Fund: Potential Federal Preemption of Laws in the Great Lakes States
Biodiversity and Invasive Species Research Report from the Environmental Law Institute, 2006.

Making a List: Prevention Strategies for Invasive Plants in the Great Lakes States
Summary: Making a List: Prevention Strategies for Invasive Plants in the Great Lakes States surveys plant listing programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to assess the effectiveness of listing as a tool to prevent the proliferation and spreads of invasive plant species.
Biodiversity and Invasive Species Research Report from the Environmental Law Institute, 2004.

Great Lakes Declaration: Protection and Restoring the Great Lakes through a Regional Collaboration of National Significance (PDF, 1 page, 10 KB)
Dec 4, 2004. Chicago, Illinois.

Online Documents - General

America's Least Wanted: Alien Species Invasions of U.S. Ecosystems
1996. Summarizes the threat to biodiversity posed by invasive alien species, highlights 12 species that are especially damaging, and describes conservation solutions. 36 pages. PDF file (1.49M).

The Cost of Aquatic Invasive Species to Great Lakes States - by Alex L. Rosaen, Erin A. Grover, Colby W. Spencer, With Patrick L. Anderson. Anderson Economic Group LLC 2012. (pdf 51 pages)

An Invasive Species Assessment Protocol: Evaluating Non-Native Plants for Their Impact on Biodiversity
2004. This new method provides a systematic, science-based way to evaluate the impact on biodiversity from non-native species. Assessments are based on 20 related questions pertaining to four key issues: Ecological Impact, Current Distribution and Abundance, Trend in Distribution and Abundance, and Management Difficulty. 40 pages.
Download Dataform and Scoresheet in Excel (40K): http://www.natureserve.org/library/dataformScoresheet.xls

Invasive Species Definition Clarification and Guidance White Paper (PDF, 11 pages, 104 KB)
Submitted by the Definitions Subcommittee of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC), Approved by ISAC Apr 27, 2006.

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - Laws and Regulations - Declarations and Reports
Various international workshops have been held to assess the global invasive alien species threats, impacts and needs. These workshops resulted in the following declarations and identified the need for information sharing, capacity building, financial support, research, expertise and other resources for addressing the invasive alien species threat.

Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management
Authors: Meg Filbey, Christina Kennedy, Jessica Wilkinson, Jennifer BalchBiodiversity and Invasive Species Research Report from the Environmental Law Institute, 2002.
Click the phrase "Download the Report" beneath the cover image to download the report. You MAY have to submit your e-mail address to get it.  The report (in pdf format) is 108 pages long.

Additional Biodiversity and Invasive Species Research Reports from the Environmental Law Institute are available online at this link.

Invasive Pest Species: Impacts on Agricultural Production, Natural Resources, and the Environment - Issue Paper IP20 / Don M. Huber and Martin E. Hugh-Jones, March 2002, 18 pp.
This CAST issue paper provides policymakers and others with a nine-step guide to curtail the impact of non-native pests, including diseases, insects, and animals. These pests are the source of an estimated $137 billion annual economic burden to the United States and are the second leading cause of species endangerment. In addition, bioterrorism introduces another unknown risk factor into the already unstable mix of detrimental exotic species.

Invasive Plant Species - Issue Paper IP 13 / Barbra H. Mullin. February 2000, 18 pp.
Findings are presented on the growing danger to national forests, recreational, and agricultural lands from noxious weed infestations. These infestations are causing costly and irreparable damage to wetlands, wildlife habitat, wildlands, rangelands, and aquatic and riparian areas on public and private lands all across the United States, especially in popular western recreation states. The release of the paper was scheduled to coincide with National Invasive Weed Awareness Week, February 28 through March 3, 2000.

Print Documents

This is a short list of the more obscure print documents that address invasive, noxious, and/or nonindigenous species.  Note that most documents in the MSU Libraries are most easily located by a subject search as outlined in the General Research - Catalog and Subject Searching section of this guide.

Michigan laws pertaining to noxious weeds.
Lansing: Franklin DeKleine Co., Printers and Binders, 1930.
Michigan. Dept. of Agriculture. Bulletin No. 59
S75 .A33 no. 59

Game and fish laws, and laws relative to destruction of noxious animals.
Lansing, Mich : [Secretary of State]. Library Has 1897, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919-1921
SK409 .A35

Nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species state management plan: A strategy to confront their spread in Michigan 
[S.l.] : Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, [1996]
MSU GOV DOCS MICH DOCS, 3 W      SB990.5.U6 N66 1996 

Michigan's endangered: Box score of species listings in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich. : Dept. of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife Divisions, 1983.
MSU GOV DOCS MICH DOCS, 3 W      QL84.22.M5 M52 1983

Code of conduct on horticulture and invasive alien plants: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) / [by] Vernon Heywood and Sarah Brunel.
Series: Nature and environment ; no. 155.
S394.E85 N38 no.155 - MSU GOV DOC INT'L. DOCS., 3 WEST

European strategy on invasive alien species: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Habitats (Bern Convention) / Piero Genovesi and Clare Shine.
Series: Nature and environment ; no. 137
S394.E85 N38 no.137 - MSU GOV DOC INT'L. DOCS., 3 WEST

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