Evaluating medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) treatment, Peterson, Utah
Submitted by: Heather Olsen
John Ottie of Dakota Air Care aerial spraying...
...Milestone on a tribal tract pasture field to control Musk thistle on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Wagner, SD. Submitted by: Robyn Wilson
Releasing Canada thistle stem mining weevil (Ceutorhynchus litura)...
...in a thistle patch located on a tribal tract on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Wagner, SD. Submitted by: Robyn Wilson
Julian Red Buffalo placing Canada thistle stem gall fly (Urophora carduii) in a thistle patch...
...located on a tribal tract on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. Wagner, SD. Submitted by: Robyn Wilson
A crew of ACE (American Conservation Experience) members and NPS Bio-techs hiked an arduous 5 mile hike...
...up 3000 ft of gain with backpack sprayers to reach a burn site for Russian knapweed control. Rob took a much needed lay-down to add some water pressure to one of the bivlet water bags dropped at the site by helicopter. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National park, Montrose, CO. Submitted by: Matthew Rothrock
A crew of ACE (American Conservation Experience) members and NPS Bio-techs beginning an arduous 5 mile hike...
... up 3000 ft of gain with backpack sprayers to reach a burn site for Russian knapweed control. Temperatures topped 98 that day. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National park, Montrose, CO. Submitted by: Matthew Rothrock
Two NPS Biotechs walking up the riverside road with herbicide and a shovel patrolling for invasive plants.
Gateview (Curecanti National Recreation Area), Lake City, Colorado. Submitted by: Matthew Rothrock
PlayCleanGo backcountry motorized recreational user outreach event
PlayCleanGo backcountry motorized recreational user outreach event in southwest Alberta, July 2016. Alberta's Wildfire and Forest Management Mascot Bertie Beaver poses with a rider who has just learned that his ATV is an invasive weed carrier, and has used the supplied equipment to wash the seeds and other plant debris away. Submitted by: Kelly Cooley
Teach and Engage
Teaching YMCA youth about the risks of invasive plants in the Oldman River Valley near Lethbridge, and then letting them make a difference controlling infestations of Spotted and Diffuse Knapweed near the iconic High Level Bridge over that same valley. July 7, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Submitted by: Kelly Cooley
'Sorry To Interrupt; Please Carry On'
Larinus minutus mating in the flowering head of Diffuse Knapweed. Fort Macleod, Alberta. Submitted by: Kelly Cooley
Puncture Vine seed removed from boot, magnified and sitting on a thumb tack.
Submitted by: Ian Plagmann
Driving back to the office after cleaning up some Knapweeds
Durr Rd, Ellensburg, Washington. Submitted by: Ian Plagmann
Purple Loosestrife free
Ringer Loop, Ellensburg, Washington. Submitted by: Ian Plagmann
Alan Teed, a Burn Crew Member, monitors a prescribed fire...
... at The Nature Conservancy's Davis Ranch, near McClusky, ND. Spring fires are used on this property to knock back invasive cool-season grasses, like smooth brome and Kentucky bluegrass (Bromus inermis and Poa pratensis) as well as other non-native plants. Submitted by: Sara DeMaria
John Lerdal, a Riparian Restoration Assistant, carrying his brushcutter during a day of cutting and treating glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus).
You can see the stumps of previously cut buckthorn in the foreground (the snow was higher when they were cut), the wall of buckthorn waiting to be cut on the left, and the piles of buckthorn to be burned later on the right and in the background. This project is part of fen restoration at The Nature Conservancy's Paw Paw Prairie Fen Preserve near Mattawan, MI. Submitted by: Sara DeMaria
John Lerdal, a Riparian Restoration Assistant, using a chainsaw to fell and buck up a scotch pine...
...(Pinus sylvestris) from The Nature Conservancy's Paw Paw Prairie Fen Preserve near Mattawan, MI. Submitted by: Sara DeMaria
Isolated Spotted Knapweed control
Submitted by: Matt Below
Onionweed (Asphodelis fistulosis) that was hand pulled from a site where it grows aggressively, outcompeting the native coastal sage scrub habitat.
Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area, San Marcos, CA (San Diego County). Submitted by: Sarah Godfrey
Releasing beetles to combat Leafy Spurge on a Waterfowl Production Area
Near Starbuck, MN. Submitted by: Steve Davis
Using a pump sprayer to control Tibouchina herbacea
Poamoho, Waialua, Hawaii. Submitted by: Ryan Chang
Testing a drone to photograph images of invasive plants on steep slopes.
Niu Valley, Honolulu, Hawaii. Submitted by: Ryan Chang
Treated With Tordon vs. No Treatment.
Submitted by: Andrew Litzel
Effectiveness of 20 Years of Sheep Grazing on Spurge Vs. No Control
Submitted by: Andrew Litzel
Releasing Apthona Beetles With Devil's Tower in the Background.
Submitted by: Andrew Litzel
Buckthorn and Kids
Kids resting amongst Common Buckthorn resprouts after a long day of leaf stripping. Waterfowl Production Area near Appleton, MN. Submitted by: Steve Davis
Tasty Common Buckthorn Leaves
Wildlife Management Area near Appleton, MN. Submitted by: Steve Davis
Jaapiella ivannikovi (Russian knapweed gall midge) galls on Acroptilon repens (Russian knapweed)
Biocontrol project is near Heppner, OR. These galls prevent seed head formation, limiting plant viability and vigor. Releases were made in early May, 2016 and galls observed in late July. Submitted by: Kevin Payne
Hand removal of Eurasian milfoil...
...(Myriophyllum spicatum) from Coldwater Lake, Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument; Toutle WA. Submitted by: Angelica Velazquez
We are Jefferson County Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Department in Idaho.
This was a Cooperative Spray day in the Kelly Canyon Area. It was a very successful day, covering over 300 acres of state and private land. Submitted by: Cindy Sellers
Multiple Agencies pulling together to combat Noxious Weeds.
Submitted by: Cindy Sellers
Cooperative Spray Day...
...Volunteers, Jefferson County, Bonneville County, Fremont Co., Madison Co., Teton Co., Idaho Fish & Game, Idaho Depart. of Lands, Forest Service, Wilbur-Ellis Rep., Dow Rep. Idaho Dept. of AG, and BLM. Submitted by: Cindy Sellers
Sun River Canyon, Montana. Cascade County's weed coordinator (Joshua Blystone) carrying a bundle of spotted knapweed that he pulled during the Sun Canyon weed pull event. Submitted by: Joshua Blystone
Weed managers and educators sampling a long-term leafy spurge integrated management project, near Lolo, MT
Submitted by: Jane Mangold
910th AW utilizes a specially modified C-130 aircraft to apply the selective herbicide Imazapic to 3,200 acres per year.
Saylor Creek Bombing Range, Idaho. Submitted by: Carl Rudeen
Cheatgrass control program on Saylor Creek Bombing Range
Since 2000 the US Air Force's 910th AW from Yongstown ARS, OH has been assisting the 366th FW at Mountain Home AFB, ID execute a cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) control program on Saylor Creek Bombing Range.
Saylor Creek Bombing Range, Idaho. Photo Credit: Carl Rudeen, Natural Resources Manager. Mountain Home Air Force Base (366 CES/CEIE). Submitted by: Carl Rudeen
"I am always trying to explain how much good we do. When you are spraying rainbows everyone is happy.”
Saylor Creek Bombing Range, Idaho. Photo Credit: Mark Breidenbaugh, PhD, Research Entomologist. Youngstown Air Reserve Station (757 AS/DOS). Submitted by: Carl Rudeen
Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobeae) herbicide management.
MT Tansy Ragwort Task Force near Lincoln, MT. Submitted by: Shantell Frame-Martin
Spraying elk grazing areas thanks to Elk Foundation funding
Lower Twin Trail, Hungry Horse Reservoir, Montana. Submitted by: Dana Bronkala
So beautiful, but so evil.
Catalina Island Conservancy's Invasive Plant Program Manager spotted this huge tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima) in a remote part of the island. As we enter stage 3 water rationing, this thirsty plant is at the top of our list. Submitted by: Margie Pfeffer
Catalina Island Conservancy's Invasive Plant Program interns mowing down Harding grass...
...(Phalaris aquatica) so that its new growth can be sprayed with herbicide. Submitted by: Margie Pfeffer
On Catalina Island, some of our target plant populations are not easily accessible from the road.
For Catalina Island Conservancy's invasive plant team, boat-in surveys are a creative and fun solution! Lead Technician, Schylar Gholson, navigates to a historic pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) population. Submitted by: Margie Pfeffer
Galerucella beetles on purple loosestrife.
Friend's Landing near Montesano Washington. Submitted by: Nancy Ness
Girdling hedge trees for timber stand improvement.
Illinois Recreational Access Program site in Macoupin County, Illinois. Submitted by: Jake Vancil
Spraying Teasel (Contest Winner!)
Illinois Recreational Access Program site outside of Bloomington. Submitted by: Jake Vancil
Illinois Recreational Access Program site outside of Bloomington, IL. Submitted by: Jake Vancil
Ignition in a Wet Meadow
Burn boss Mark Teixeira of Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC conducting ignition in the Wet Meadow during a May 2016 prescribed burn at Wendemuth Meadow located in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Submitted by: Joel Carlson
Wet Meadow Prescribed Burn
View of Wet Meadow and upland fields during a May 2016 prescribed burn at Wendemuth Meadow located in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Submitted by: Joel Carlson
Early Detection Rapid Response for Perennial pepperweed on the Snake River
In Jackson Hole, WY with Teton County Weed & Pest District seasonal employee, Nick Baffoni. Submitted by: Erika Edmiston
Linda Cartwright, the former Forest Invasive Species Coordinator, spraying orange hawkweed.
Mt. Hood National Forest, ZigZag, Oregon. Submitted by: Christina Mead
Knapweed Root Weevil release.
Cottage Grove, MN. Submitted by: Emily Anderson
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