Wildlife and Native Plants in Rappahannock River Valley Region

 Federally-Listed Species

   
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Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia
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The intent of this publication is to clarify the requirements of federal law and state regulations that govern protection of threatened and endangered species as they pertain to private landowners in Virginia and to provide a clear course of action for natural resource professionals and landowners to take if they suspect threatened and endangered species are present.

 

Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Show Federally-Listed Species Organizations & Professionals (40)
There are 40 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Federally-Listed Species Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
David Bryan
Private Lands Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jay Howell
Small Game Project Leader - Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Marc Puckett
Small Game Project Leader - Farmville, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Habitat Management

   
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Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia
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The purpose of this guide is to provide landowners with an introduction to land management concepts and conservation tools that can be used to benefit wildlife and counter some of the threats faced by declining bird species.

 

Habitat for Wildlife

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to help you help wildlife on your property. The Habitat Partners program encourages corporate landowners, private landowners, schools, and homeowners to improve habitat in their community that will benefit Virginia’s songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

Habitat refers to the essential elements that all wildlife species need to survive: adequate food, water, and shelter in an appropriate arrangement. A diverse habitat is one that has a wide range of plant types, layers, and edges that provide cover from weather and predators, nectar sources for insects, nuts and berries for birds and mammals, and places to raise young. The more diverse the habitat features, the greater the diversity of wildlife that can live there.

The face of our landscape is constantly changing, and with increasing urbanization and development comes fragmentation and loss of critical habitats. Habitat loss is the greatest single factor adversely affecting wildlife populations today.

Learn More »

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Habitat at Home
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Informative pamphlet instructs on how to improve habitat that will benefit Virginia’s songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Arborist Search

 

Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds and Other Wildlife
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Safe Harbor - Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

Managing Pine Stands for Wildlife

 

Creating Herbaceous Woodland Openings to Improve Wildlife Habitat

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN - An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Show Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (44)
There are 44 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
- Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
Dave Byrd - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Gloucester, VA
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
- Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Native Species

   
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FY2017 Longleaf Pine Strategy
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NRCS released its two-year implementation strategy to restore, create and enhance longleaf pine forests in the Southeast U.S.

 

NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Managing Land in the Piedmont of Virginia for the Benefit of Birds and Other Wildlife
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A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Native Plants - A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Summary
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix O - Reference Maps
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix M - Recommendations for Education and Outreach Actions
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix N - DEQ Impaired Waters Map
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix P - Public Comments
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix J - Research and Monitoring Needs Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committes
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix L - Summaries of Community Meetings Facilitated by VCU's Center for Public Policy
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix H - Threats to Virginia's Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix I - Conservation Actions Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committees
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix K - Landcover Classes
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix E - List of Tier I Species and Reviewers
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix F - Complete List of Stress/Source Combinations Identified by the Taxonomic Advisory Committees
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix G - Habitat Grouping Used by TACs in Assessment of Threats, Conservation Actions, and Research/Monitoring Needs
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix B - Species of Greatest Conservation Need With No Known Ecoregional Associations
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix C - Terrestrial Species With No Landcover Associations
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix D - Potential Habitat Mapping for Terrestrial & Aquatic Tier I Species
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 10 - Conclusions
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Glossary
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Appendix A - The Species of Greatest Conservation Need
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 8 - Virginia's Northern Cumberland Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 9 - Virginia's Southern Cumberland Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 5 - Virginia's Southern Appalachian Piedmont
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 6 - Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 7 - Virginia's Northern Ridge and Valley
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 2 - Methods
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 3 - Statewide Overview
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 4 - Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
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Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Cover
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Cover Pages, Acknowledgements, Foreward, Preface, Executive Summary, & Table of Contents

 

Virginia's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005 - Chapter 1 - Introduction
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Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN - An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
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Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora

Virginia Botanical AssociatesThe Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora is the online successor to the Atlas of the Virginia Flora, which was published in three hard-copy editions between 1977 and 1992. Although it is still a work in progress in many respects, the Digital Atlas contains the most comprehensive information available on the geographic distribution of vascular plants in the Commonwealth. The data provided in the Digital Atlas and its predecessors is based on the iterative evaluation of voucher specimens housed in both Virginia and out-of-state herbaria. Holdings in the herbaria of Virginia Tech (VPI), The College of William & Mary (WILLI), Longwood University (FARM), George Mason University (GMUF), Lynchburg College (LYN), Virginia Military Institute (VMIL), Old Dominion University (ODU), University of Richmond (URV), Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), James Madison University (JMUH), Randolph-Macon College (RMWC), Radford University (RUHV), Bridgewater College (BDWR), and several smaller institutions total about 574,000 specimens. These, plus the very large Virginia holdings of the Smithsonian Institution United States National Herbarium (US), Harvard University’s Gray Herbarium (GH), the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (PH), the New York Botanical Garden (NY), the University of North Carolina (NCU), and West Virginia University (WVA) provide the great majority of the documentation for the county distributions now mapped.

With the publication of the Flora of Virginia in December, 2012, The Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora has become not only an essential phytogeographic companion for users of the manual, but an even more important tool for updating both distributional and taxonomic information. The digital format allows for continual updating of distributional records, as well as numerous issues regarding taxonomy and nomenclature that remain unresolved and subject to change. Both the Flora and The Digital Atlas include numerous subspecific taxa and species splits that were not included in Atlas of the Virginia Flora, 3rd ed. (referred to as Atlas III). While many of these could be mapped with information on hand, many others could not without revisiting the herbarium specimens from which the original records were derived. With Virginia’s herbarium resources being so widely scattered, this endeavor will go on for years. In the meantime, a few maps remain placeholders, while others are only partly populated. New information and taxonomic/nomenclatural changes will be added as they become known.

Virginia Botanical Associates. (2015). Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora (http://www.vaplantatlas.org). c/o Virginia Botanical Associates, Blacksburg. [Accessed: January 7, 2015]

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
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In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

 

Longleaf Pine Regeneration
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Provides instructions for artificial regeneration, site prep, seedings and planting to re-establish longleaf pine.  The guidelines conclude, “Longleaf pine has many desirable characteristics for landowners who have multiple-use forest management objectives.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
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The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
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Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

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There are 105 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
David Bryan
Private Lands Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jay Howell
Small Game Project Leader - Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Marc Puckett
Small Game Project Leader - Farmville, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Fisheries Biologists
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Native Plant Society Chapters
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lou Greiner - President - Roanoke, VA
John Clayton Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lucile Kossodo - President - Williamsburg, VA
Northern Neck Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Paula Boundy - President - Reedville, VA
Pocahontas Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Leslie Allanson - Henrico, VA
Virginia Native Plant Society
Nancy Vehrs - President - Boyce, VA
Wild Ones - Blue Ridge Chapter
John Magee - National Board Director - Boyce, VA
Native Species Nurseries
Beech Tree Farm
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Blue Ridge Wildflower Society - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lou Greiner - President - Roanoke, VA
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC
Beth Farmer, Owner - Certified Landscape Designer, Horticulturalist - Montpelier, VA
Hill House Farm & Nursery
Janet Davis - Castleton, VA
Izel Plants
Amanda McLeanVA
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
John Clayton Chapter - Virginia Native Plant Society
Lucile Kossodo - President - Williamsburg, VA
Meadowview Biological Research Station
- Woodford, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
PlantNative
- Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rock Creek Mulch & Nursery
- Roanoke, VA
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Sandy’s Plants, Inc.
- Mechanicsville, VA
Sassafras Farm Native Wildflowers
- Hayes, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Southern Branch Nursery
- Chesapeake, VA
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Watermark Woods
- Hamilton, VA
Wild Plant Nursery of Earth Sangha
- Fairfax, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bennett's Creek Nursery
- Smithfield, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May , NJ
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
International Forest Company (IFCO)
- Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Lilley Farms & Nursery, Inc.
- Chesapeake, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan 2012
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The purpose of the Virginia Invasive Species Management Plan is to provide a framework for state agency action to minimize economic, environmental, and human harm from invasive species by acting on the seven goals of coordination, prevention, early detection, rapid response, control, research, and education.& ...

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

What is White Nose Syndrome in Bats and Why Does it Matter?

“White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating disease of hibernating bats that has caused the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history. Since it was first discovered in 2006, WNS has infected six species of insect-eating bats in the northeastern and southern U.S., causing declines approaching 100% in some populations; estimated losses have exceeded 5.5 million bats from 2006 to 2012.

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

 

Native Plants - A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Show Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (26)
There are 26 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
- Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
Dave Byrd - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Gloucester, VA
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
- Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Species of Special Concern

   
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Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia
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The intent of this publication is to clarify the requirements of federal law and state regulations that govern protection of threatened and endangered species as they pertain to private landowners in Virginia and to provide a clear course of action for natural resource professionals and landowners to take if they suspect threatened and endangered species are present.

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

 

State Of The Bobwhite - Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Conservation Reserve Program - CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds - Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2011 Final Report
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a suite of Farm Bill conservation programs and practices that provide incentives to enhance environmental quality on privately-owned agricultural lands.

 

Bobwhite Quail Biology and Management
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This is a 7-page fact sheet that covers life history, food requirements, habitat and forest management to benefit Bobwhite.

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

THE BOBWHITE BULLETIN - An Update on the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative 5th Edition, Fall 2014
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The Bobwhite Bulletin is your annual electronic update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort between several agencies, groups, and individuals to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite quail population of Virginia.

 

Northern Bobwhite Quail Action Plan for Virginia
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Populations of northern bobwhite quail and other bird species with related habitat requirements have experienced severe long-term declines in Virginia over the past 50 years.

 

Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to: Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.

 

Show Species of Special Concern Organizations & Professionals (54)
There are 54 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Species of Special Concern Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
David Bryan
Private Lands Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jay Howell
Small Game Project Leader - Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Marc Puckett
Small Game Project Leader - Farmville, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- Wayne, NJ
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC
 

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Federally-Listed Species News Items
Nature Conservancy obtains 153,000 acres of local forest | Coalfield Progress - Coalfield.com
7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Nature Conservancy obtains 153,000 acres of local forest | Coalfield Progress    Coalfield.com A project of The Nature Conservancy has acquired 153000 acres of forest land in far Southwest Virginia.

Virginia shares some exciting woodpecker news | Outdoors - SoMdNews.com
6/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia shares some exciting woodpecker news | Outdoors    SoMdNews.com As you probably know by now if you read this column regularly, woodpeckers are by far my favorite birds.

Will they be built? Virginia's contentious pipeline projects face major legal hurdles - Virginia Mercury
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Will they be built? Virginia's contentious pipeline projects face major legal hurdles    Virginia Mercury FLOYD — Warm weather has brought renewed activity to the Mountain Valley Pipeline in western Virginia, but the project and its equally contentious sibling, the ...

Number of mental health workers in W.Va. schools dramatically below recommendations - Beckley Register-Herald
12/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Number of mental health workers in W.Va. schools dramatically below recommendations    Beckley Register-Herald It would take roughly $100 million for the state to employ the number of new mental health workers at West Virginia schools that health officials say are needed, ...

Lawsuit Filed to Speed Habitat Protections for Two Appalachian Crayfish - Center for Biological Diversity
6/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lawsuit Filed to Speed Habitat Protections for Two Appalachian Crayfish    Center for Biological Diversity CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* for failing to protect critical habitat in West Virginia, ...

Here Are The Most Endangered Animals In Virginia - Patch.com
5/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Here Are The Most Endangered Animals In Virginia    Patch.com The Most Endangered Animals In Virginia - Across Virginia, VA - There are 74 threatened or endangered animals in Virginia, including loggerhead turtles.

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding cen.

Virginia Tech study searches for candy darter as endangered species status reviewed - Roanoke Times
8/11/2017 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech study searches for candy darter as endangered species status reviewed    Roanoke Times INTERIOR — Under the rocks of Big Stony Creek a team of Virginia biologists are searching for candy.

DEQ says Tinker Creek recovery could take several years - WDBJ7
7/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
DEQ says Tinker Creek recovery could take several years    WDBJ7 The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality says people should continue to avoid using Tinker Creek until further notice. DEQ says the risk of ...

Reclusive 'feathered mouse' disappearing from Virginia - Daily Press
1/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Reclusive 'feathered mouse' disappearing from Virginia    Daily Press As a species, the eastern black rail tops the list for avid bird-lovers the world over who are eager to catch a glimpse of this reclusive, secretive little creature.

Study finds criticisms of Endangered Species Act unfounded - Science /AAAS
12/14/2015 3:00:00 AM
Study finds criticisms of Endangered Species Act unfounded    Science /AAAS At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* (FWS) headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, sits a treasure trove of data. As part of a program called TAILS (Advanced ...

Habitat Management News Items
Louisa 4-H wins big at state wildlife contest - The Central Virginian
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisa 4-H wins big at state wildlife contest    The Central Virginian Morgan Boisvert (l to r), first place novice; John Woolfolk, first place junior; Glenn Thompson, second place junior; Zac Woolfolk, third place junior; and Isaac ...

Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
3/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation    West Virginia Public Broadcasting Tom Wrasse is at his hunting shack alone. Light pours into the small room from a window framed by antlers, harvested from the surrounding cen.

WVDNR staff receive National Wild Turkey Federation awards - The Parsons Advocate
3/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
WVDNR staff receive National Wild Turkey Federation awards    The Parsons Advocate SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia Division of Natural Resources staff members have been recognized by the state chapter of the National ...

Restoring The Great Dismal Swamp Comes After Centuries Of Draining It - NPR
7/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
Restoring The Great Dismal Swamp Comes After Centuries Of Draining It    NPR The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina and Virginia has been dramatically altered over the past few centuries by human ...

Rare bird species settles in Upper St. Clair - The Almanac
6/19/2017 3:00:00 AM
Rare bird species settles in Upper St. Clair    The Almanac Virginia rails most often are described as secretive birds, and for good reason.

KEN PERROTTE: VDGIF considers hunting rule changes | Outdoors - Fredericksburg.com
3/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
KEN PERROTTE: VDGIF considers hunting rule changes | Outdoors    Fredericksburg.com PROPOSED CHANGES to Virginia's hunting regulations for 2017-18 were presented by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries staff members at the ...

Test cuts show promise at Elk River WMA - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
5/4/2015 3:00:00 AM
Test cuts show promise at Elk River WMA - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews SUTTON, W.Va. — Mark Clarke has been the Wildlife Manager at the Elk River Wildlife Management Area in Braxton County for 26 years. He has watched ...

Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in Canaan Valley | Sporting WV - Beckley Register-Herald
2/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Helping Cheat Mountain Salamanders in Canaan Valley | Sporting WV    Beckley Register-Herald The Cheat Mountain salamander (Plethodon netting), a threatened species that is unique to West Virginia, may have a shot at recovery, thanks to conservation ...

Hunters concerned about high mountain deer - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
12/3/2013 3:00:00 AM
Hunters concerned about high mountain deer - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews Low numbers and small body size raise concern among those who who hunt West Virginia's mountain counties.

Native Species News Items
Stewards of the Land in Herndon - Virginia Connection Newspapers
7/15/2019 6:49:29 PM
Stewards of the Land in Herndon    Virginia Connection Newspapers By Mercia Hobson · Monday, July 15, 2019 · Sign in to favorite this; Discuss Comment, Blog about; Share this Email, Facebook, Twitter. #It only took a year and a ...

Gardening for pollinators the new buzz, for good reason - Virginian-Pilot
7/13/2019 7:00:00 AM
Gardening for pollinators the new buzz, for good reason    Virginian-Pilot It seems the new buzzword (yes, pun intended) in gardening is pollinators. "Protect the pollinators," "pollinator gardens," etc. are becoming common phrases, ...

Outdoor Notes — July 7 | Travel And Outdoors - Frederick News Post
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoor Notes — July 7 | Travel And Outdoors    Frederick News Post The National Rifle Association, in Fairfax, Virginia, is launching the Community Engagement Division to renew its commitment to NRA members, affiliated clubs ...

In Full Bloom: Poquoson Museum preserves vital ecological history, restores native longleaf pine - Virginian-Pilot
7/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
In Full Bloom: Poquoson Museum preserves vital ecological history, restores native longleaf pine    Virginian-Pilot Back on the country roads crisscrossing Virginia's peninsula, there's an old farmhouse quietly preserving history. The farm was once owned and operated by the ...

Florida Has An Iguana Problem - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Florida Has An Iguana Problem    West Virginia Public Broadcasting AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Attention green iguanas in the state of Florida - consider yourselves on notice. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Yeah. The state is ...

Sky Meadows nature programs in full swing this summer - Northern Virginia Daily
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sky Meadows nature programs in full swing this summer    Northern Virginia Daily Identify plants, learn outdoor survival skills and study mountain herbs at some of the many upcoming programs at Sky Meadows State Park at 11012 Edmonds ...

Arthur Ashe, missing Marilyn, pacifier-eating pup: News from around our 50 states - USA TODAY
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arthur Ashe, missing Marilyn, pacifier-eating pup: News from around our 50 states    USA TODAY Photographs of tennis star Arthur Ashe stand in front of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture in Richmond on Thursday as part of the exhibit “Determined: ...

Snake on a plane: Virginia man finds slithering stowaway in his bag after flight to Hawaii - WJLA
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Snake on a plane: Virginia man finds slithering stowaway in his bag after flight to Hawaii    WJLA A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake ...

West Virginia University wins NASA robotics contest - San Francisco Chronicle
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia University wins NASA robotics contest    San Francisco Chronicle MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years. The college on Friday ...

Flag lowering for victims of violence in Virginia Beach - news.delaware.gov
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Flag lowering for victims of violence in Virginia Beach    news.delaware.gov This afternoon President Trump ordered American flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, June 4 as ...

Triangle Arts and Culture League's Public Arts Project brings a new sculpture to Bicentennial Park - Virginia Gazette
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Triangle Arts and Culture League's Public Arts Project brings a new sculpture to Bicentennial Park    Virginia Gazette A bronze sculpture was gifted to the City of Williamsburg by the Triangle Arts and Culture League as part of its Public Arts Project.

12 dead in mass shooting in Virginia Beach Municipal Building - KXXV News Channel 25
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
12 dead in mass shooting in Virginia Beach Municipal Building    KXXV News Channel 25 Virginia Beach police confirmed that a city employee shot and killed 12 people, and injured several others, including a police officer, at the city's Municipal ...

Northern snakehead, an invasive fish, found in Shenandoah River drainage - WWBT NBC12 News
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northern snakehead, an invasive fish, found in Shenandoah River drainage    WWBT NBC12 News RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - An invasive fish found in several parts of Virginia has spread to the Shenandoah River drainage. Northern snakehead was found in ...

In Full Bloom: Park's shoreline gets a new view - Virginian-Pilot
5/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
In Full Bloom: Park's shoreline gets a new view    Virginian-Pilot You can track Granby Street Park's restoration progress, with pictures and news, on the Lafayette Wetlands Partnership website or Facebook page.

Historic Garden Week offers peeks into private homes and gardens - Virginian-Pilot
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Historic Garden Week offers peeks into private homes and gardens    Virginian-Pilot In a small backyard garden behind her Colonial Revival-style home in Norfolk's East Beach, Syble Cox relaxes among the Japanese maples and Mugo pines, ...

Arts & Extras: Science Museum garden to focus on food - Roanoke Times
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arts & Extras: Science Museum garden to focus on food    Roanoke Times Butterflies may again make appearances in the Science Museum of Western Virginia's Hidden Garden.

UVA Research Team Hunts Down Exotic Mason Bees - University of Virginia
4/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
UVA Research Team Hunts Down Exotic Mason Bees    University of Virginia One of Virginia's best-known spring pollinators, the blue orchard mason bee, has become difficult to find in recent years, and two University of Virginia students ...

West Virginia fights war against invasive insects | News - The Logan Banner
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia fights war against invasive insects | News    The Logan Banner Several times in the not-too-distant past, non-native insects have made their way into the Mountain State. Once here, they launched assaults on the state's ...

State officials fight ongoing war against forest-eating invasive insects - Charleston Gazette-Mail
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
State officials fight ongoing war against forest-eating invasive insects    Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia has been invaded before, and it might be invaded again.

Article: White Horse Mountain worth the millions paid to protect it - The Chesapeake Bay Journal
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Article: White Horse Mountain worth the millions paid to protect it    The Chesapeake Bay Journal Hugging the slow s-curves of road winding into a mountainous sliver of West Virginia's Hampshire County, I remembered why they call this portion of the ...

GoFundMe Campaign Hopes to Give Thunder the Kookaburra a Better Life - The Epoch Times
3/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
GoFundMe Campaign Hopes to Give Thunder the Kookaburra a Better Life    The Epoch Times An online fundraising campaign launched on March 26 is aiming to give a more suitable home for a kookaburra bird found on sale in a Virginia pet store.

2019 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium | News - WV News
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
2019 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium | News    WV News The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Dustin Johnson elaborates on endangered species within the state that are threatened by ...

Opossum spotted in daylight outside Washington Post office. What does it mean? - Washington Post
2/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Opossum spotted in daylight outside Washington Post office. What does it mean?    Washington Post Opossum alert! With plenty of local news — hello, Virginia — to make headlines, a possum spotted in the daylight outside The Washington Post's building at 13th ...

Asian tick – a tick that clones itself – found in Virginia - WTVR CBS 6 News
12/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Asian tick – a tick that clones itself – found in Virginia    WTVR CBS 6 News The Asian longhorned tick most likely began invading the United States years ago. Now found in nine states, the tick may soon occupy a large swath of eastern ...

In Z Hood: VTV Foundation Reaching Out for a Better World - The Zebra
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
In Z Hood: VTV Foundation Reaching Out for a Better World    The Zebra By Kelly MacConomy. The Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation has been very active in the Alexandria Community since Parkfairfax resident and ...

Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree - WHSV
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive spotted lanternfly could hide in your Christmas tree    WHSV The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Pennsylvania in 2014, and then in Frederick County, Virginia at the beginning of this year. The invasive insect has about ...

The key to easing land-use disputes? Listening, says Virginia solar developer - Energy News Network
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
The key to easing land-use disputes? Listening, says Virginia solar developer    Energy News Network A Prince William County project offers hope that Virginia solar developers can navigate land-use politics in the region.

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants - West Virginia Explorer
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants    West Virginia Explorer This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park *Service* at the ...

Virginia Tech releases guide to help identify dangerous Giant Hogweed plant - WTVR CBS 6 News
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech releases guide to help identify dangerous Giant Hogweed plant    WTVR CBS 6 News BLACKSBURG, Va. — As the cases of Giant Hogweed discovered in the Commonwealth stack up, researchers at Virginia Tech have released a guide to help ...

Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Southwest Virginia - WDBJ7
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife officials kill alligator found in Southwest Virginia    WDBJ7 An investigation into how an American alligator that got loose near Gate City, Virginia and was killed by wildlife officials is ongoing, according to a Virginia ...

Small Bee 'Pollen Thieves' Are Not Effective Bumblebee Substitutes, Study Shows - University of Virginia
6/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Small Bee 'Pollen Thieves' Are Not Effective Bumblebee Substitutes, Study Shows    University of Virginia Bumblebee populations are declining in the United States for a range of reasons – loss of habitat, pesticide use, climate change, competition from non-native ...

Toxic plant found at more sites in Virginia, experts believe it's not spreading widely - WSET
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Toxic plant found at more sites in Virginia, experts believe it's not spreading widely    WSET BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Tech said there is no evidence that Giant Hogweed is spreading widely despite additional suspected sites in the state.

Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness - ABC News
6/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Toxic plants discovered in Virginia can cause bad burns and blindness    ABC News Scientists and officials on the East Coast are working to locate invasive plants known as giant hogweed that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent ...

Dangerous plant that could cause burns, blindness found in Virginia - WWBT NBC12 News
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dangerous plant that could cause burns, blindness found in Virginia    WWBT NBC12 News An invasive species of plant that can be incredibly dangerous to humans has been spotted in Virginia.

Arizona elk headed to W. Virginia as East looks to undo native species' regional extinction - AZCentral
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arizona elk headed to W. Virginia as East looks to undo native species' regional extinction    AZCentral RAYMOND WILDLIFE AREA — Dozens of Arizona elk will soon roam southern West Virginia's reclaimed coal fields, bugling a call of the wild not heard in the ...

Non-native Wildlife and Invasive Species News Items
Turtles, whelks, spider crabs — oh my! - The Suffolk News-Herald - Suffolk News-Herald
7/17/2019 10:00:28 PM
Turtles, whelks, spider crabs — oh my! - The Suffolk News-Herald    Suffolk News-Herald Students were wowed by close encounters of the marine kind on Friday at Pioneer Elementary School. Jacqui Stanford, outreach educator at Virginia Aquarium ...

CAT-astrophe? West Virginia city faces feline flood - Frederick News Post
7/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
CAT-astrophe? West Virginia city faces feline flood    Frederick News Post MORGANTOWN — Though some may have heard the expression, “this neighborhood has gone to the dogs,” it seems residents off Brockway Avenue and ...

Anglers frustrated by sharks chomping on tuna catches off North Carolina - Virginian-Pilot
7/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Anglers frustrated by sharks chomping on tuna catches off North Carolina    Virginian-Pilot An area off Oregon Inlet that holds large schools of tuna is now being referred to as the "shark tank."

Snake on a plane: Virginia man finds slithering stowaway in his bag after flight to Hawaii - fox42kptm.com
6/13/2019 10:26:00 AM
Snake on a plane: Virginia man finds slithering stowaway in his bag after flight to Hawaii    fox42kptm.com A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake ...

Virginia establishes quarantine to stop spread of spotted lanternfly - WTOP
6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia establishes quarantine to stop spread of spotted lanternfly    WTOP The spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Asia, could pose a threat to Virginia's peach, apple, hops, grape and wine industries, so the state has ...

Quarantine issued in part of Virginia for invasive insect - WDBJ7
5/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Quarantine issued in part of Virginia for invasive insect    WDBJ7 A quarantine has now been established in part of Virginia due to an invasive species that threatens the producers of many fruits.

Invasive Northern Snakehead found in Virginia lake - CBS17.com
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Northern Snakehead found in Virginia lake    CBS17.com The invasive species may not pose a threat to people, but it can be a problem for other species of fish.

VDACS urges Virginians to join effort to stop invasive species - Shore Daily News
4/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
VDACS urges Virginians to join effort to stop invasive species    Shore Daily News VDACS encourages the public to join the effort to stop the threat of invasive plants and pests in Virginia by remaining vigilant.

New Capital Region native plant guide now available - Augusta Free Press
3/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Capital Region native plant guide now available    Augusta Free Press The Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, led by the Virginia DEQ, recently published Native Plants for Virginia's Capital Region.

Learn to recognize invasive species - CBS19 News
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Learn to recognize invasive species    CBS19 News Virginia Department of Forestry wants to help people recognize and understand the impact of invasive species.

Invasive Asian longhorned tick is in Virginia and it has scientists concerned - Virginian-Pilot
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Asian longhorned tick is in Virginia and it has scientists concerned    Virginian-Pilot The next time you go hiking, camping or even into your own backyard and a tick hitches a ride on you, it could be a real immigrant: a new invasive species called ...

CDC: Invasive tick species rapidly spreading throughout U.S., found in Virginia - WSET
12/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
CDC: Invasive tick species rapidly spreading throughout U.S., found in Virginia    WSET LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- An invasive tick species has made its way to several states, including Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control reports the Asian ...

Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years' - Fox News
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Insects invading Virginia and Pennsylvania could be 'most destructive species in 150 years'    Fox News An invasive insect species native to China, India, and Vietnam is posing a problem in at least two states in the northeastern and southeastern part of the country.

Invasive spotted lanternfly makes journey into Virginia - WTOP
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Invasive spotted lanternfly makes journey into Virginia    WTOP The spotted lanternfly — an invasive insect from Asia — had been, so far, only seen in several counties outside of Philadelphia, but, this year, it has been sighted ...

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants - West Virginia Explorer
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants    West Virginia Explorer This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park *Service* at the ...

Grow Native - Richmond magazine
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grow Native    Richmond magazine Virginia bluebells are considered among the more secure of Virginia's wildflowers because they reseed freely, according to the Virginia Native Plant Society.

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads - USA TODAY
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads    USA TODAY The Asian or longhorned tick has been found in Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Preventing the spread of invasive species - WHSV
3/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Preventing the spread of invasive species    WHSV It's Invasive Species Week, and the Virginia Department of Forestry told us the invasive plants, insects and other animals here in the Valley are a difficult problem ...

New list identifies 87 invasive plant species in Virginia - Richmond.com
2/25/2015 3:00:00 AM
New list identifies 87 invasive plant species in Virginia    Richmond.com Virginians considering adding English ivy, golden bamboo or Japanese barberry to their yards may want to reconsider.

Species of Special Concern News Items
Rattlesnake found at popular OBX lighthouse site - Virginian-Pilot
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rattlesnake found at popular OBX lighthouse site    Virginian-Pilot Bodie Island lighthouse is surrounded by forests and marshes and attracts wildlife, including snakes.