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Notice regarding web content relocation!
Since the dismantling of the GIST web site, the species management documents (Element Stewardship Abstracts) formerly stored on this page has been shifted to the iMapInvasives web site.

Archival GIST web content is also mirrored at the Invasive.org web site.

Invasive plant documents & photographs

This page includes links to all our resources specific to individual invasive plant species. All of The Nature Conservancy's invasive plant species summaries can be downloaded here, including "Element Stewardship Abstracts" (or ESAs), which are particularly large, researched, and inclusive management summaries. Consider documents written prior to 1990 to be out of date---newer information is probably available. We also provide here shorter documents on invasive species.

For information on non-plant invaders, including pathogens, arthropods, vertebrates, etc., please refer to our invasives animal & pathogen page.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Try searching our listserve archives for information on the organism that interests you.

Are you an expert on a species not properly treated on our web site? (Perhaps our "ESA" for the species is dated or nonexistent?) Consider helping us all by following these instructions on how to contribute an ESA.

Unless otherwise indicated, the photographs on our site are copyrighted and property of the Wildland Invasive Species Team. If you would like to use some of our images, look at our usage policies on the page that houses our inventory of photographs.

Note our disclaimer regarding lists of species resources on our web site.

Search using Latin plant names

Abrus precatorius; NA, 11/04
Abutilon theophrasti; NA, 02/02
Acacia mearnsii; NA, 04/04
Acacia melanoxylon; 1991, 09/98
Acer platanoides; NA, 06/02
Acer pseudoplatanus; NA, 02/02
Acosta diffusa; 1998, 01/99
Acroptilon repens; 1998, 05/04
Aegilops triuncialis; NA, 01/03
Aegopodium podagraria; NA, 02/02
Ageratina adenophora; NA, 07/05

1)The first date after each taxon name above indicates when a Species Management Summary (i.e. "ESA", or "Element Stewardship Abstract") was last written for the organism.
2)"NA" means no ESA is available.
3)The second date indicates when we last added images or other documents relating to the organism.
4)We use Kartesz (1994) as our primary nomenclatural standard for plants.

Search using common plant names

Acacia, Blackwood; 1991, 09/98
Algaroba; NA, 04/04
Alligatorweed; NA, 05/04
Andropogon; NA, 04/01
Apple, Tropical Soda; NA, 06/02
Aralia; NA, 10/04
Ash, Tropical; 1991, 11/04
Aspen, Quaking; 1984, 02/03
Asphodel; NA, 12/02
Bamboo, Mexican; 1992, 01/07
Barberry, Common; NA, 05/08
Barberry, Japanese; NA, 05/08

1)See notes 1-4 above.
2)There are no standards for common names, but the USDA PLANTS database is commonly followed.

Invasive animal & pathogen management
Research the information we have on the management of a particular species of invasive animal or pathogen here.
Weed Control Methods Handbook
An electronic handbook provides detailed information on the use of manual and mechanical techniques, grazing, prescribed fire, biocontrol, and herbicides, to help you control undesirable invasive plants.
Tool reviews
Read our reviews of hardware that are useful for those working in invasive species management.

Other site resources

Weed Information Management System (WIMS)
A fully-integrated hardware and software application for mapping invasives and tracking management actions.
Remote sensing
A review of remote sensing technology, as applied to invasive species detection and mapping.
Photography archive
One of the largest collections of photographs of invasive species (mostly plants) available on the web.
Red Alerts!
Species which are either new to an area, or are showing alarming symptoms such as signs of signicant, new expansion.
Templates and examples
Adaptive management planning tools such as model plans for sites, weed control templates, etc. Very useful!
Join our listserve to voice your frustrations and trumpet your successes.
Volunteer coordination and public outreach
Powerpoint presentations on invasive species, weed pamphlets, on developing weed management areas, and more.

Updated January 2009
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