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Alien Plants Ranking System (APRS) Implementation Team
Entry ID: NPWRC_alienplantsrankingsystem

Abstract: The Alien Plants Ranking System (APRS) is a computer-implemented system to help
land managers make difficult decisions concerning invasive nonnative plants.
The management of invasive plants is difficult, expensive, and requires a
long-term commitment. Therefore, land managers must focus their limited
resources, targeting the species that cause major impacts or threats to
resources within their ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 30.0   E: -85.0   W: -115.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Alien Plants Ranking System (APRS) Implementation Team
Dataset Title: Alien Plants Ranking System (APRS) Implementation Team
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Jamestown, North Dakota
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Version: version 5.1, Version 30 Sep 2002
Online Resource:
ISO Topic Category
Quality The Invasive Plants Bibliography is a selected bibliography on species of
invasive plants in the upper midwestern United States. These references were
used to gather data on botanical characters of alien species in national parks
of the region. Data were classified and compiled into data files for use in the
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Data Center
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
8711 37th Street
City: Jamestown
Province or State: North Dakota
Postal Code: 58401
Country: USA
Phone: (928) 523-0877
Fax: (928) 520-8223
Contact Address:
Northern Arizona University
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 86011-5765
Hiebert, R.D. And J. Stubbendieck, Handbook for Ranking Exotic Plants for
Management and Control, Natural Resources Report, NPS/NRMWRO/NRR-93/08, U.S.
National Park Service Kartesz, J.T. 1994, A Symptomized Checklist of the
Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland, 2nd edition,
Portland, Oregon, Timber Press.

Hiebert, R. D. 1997. Prioritizing invasive plants and planning for management. Pp. 195-212 in J. O. Luken and J. W. Thieret, Eds. Assessment and Management of Plant Invasions. Springer, New York.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23