Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas: Weeds Gone Wild
Entry ID: nps_d_alieninvaders

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Summary
Abstract: The Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas site provides: (1) a comprehensive
national listing of alien invasive species of natural areas in the U.S.
(currently around 500 species); (2) a referenced invasive database "USA Weeds""
(to be posted by the summer of 1999); (3) illustrated fact sheets; (4)
background information on the problem, including terminology; (5) links to
species management ... View entire text

Purpose: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas: Weeds Gone Wild is a web-based, public
education project aimed at informing the general public, natural resource
managers and others about the serious threat and impact of invasive alien
(exotic-nonnative) plants to the native flora, fauna, and ecosystems in the
U.S.

Geographic Description:
United States ecosystems

Supplementary Information:

Information for this metadata was taken from the report - Invasive Species
Database, Proceedings of a Workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 12-13, 1998.
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S.
Department of Commerce.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 49.0   S: 25.0   E: -67.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Department of Interior, National Park Service;
Dataset Title: Alien Plant Invaders of a Natural Areas
Dataset Release Date: 1999-03-01
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: Department of Interior, National Park Service
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien

Dataset Originator/Creator: United States Department of the Interior
Dataset Title: Invasive Species Databases. Proceedings of a Workshop.
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, Maryland
Dataset Publisher: Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
ISO Topic Category
Quality The national list of invasive trees, scrubs, woody vines, herbs, and aquatic
plants includes species that have been identified as serious ecosystem invaders
by The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. National Park Service, Exotic Pest Plant
Councils (California, Florida, Tennessee, Pacific Northwest), native plant
societies, universities, and other people and organizations. The ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Plant Conservation Alliance, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nps.gov/plants/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JIL M. SWEARINGEN
Phone: 202 342-1443, ext. 218
Fax: 202 282-1031
Email: jil_swearingen at nps.gov
Contact Address:
Department of Interior, National Park Service
4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20007
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202 342-1443, ext. 218
Fax: 202 282-1031
Email: jil_swearingen at nps.gov
Contact Address:
Department of Interior, National Park Service
4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20007
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-07-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-07-14
Future DIF Review Date: 2000-07-29
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