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Early Detection of Invasive Species Monitoring

Target Invasive Species per Park


The goal of this program is to help NPS employees, contractors, and citizen scientists to detect invasive species while they are in the early stages of establishment and still relatively easy and economical to eradicate. To help do this, a short list of target insect pest and exotic plant species specific to each park has been developed. The lists include species that are either present in the park at low levels and of management concern if spreading is detected, or not present, but have demonstrated impacts to ecosystem function in the region. Target lists are reviewed annually and updated as needed. To aid with identification, NETN provides laminated field guides to each park and to NETN field crews. The table below shows the most up-to-date target species for each park. Clicking on a species name will download a PDF copy of its fieldcard. Follow this link view full park guide packets.

Parks -- ACAD: Acadia NP | BOHA: Boston Harbor Islands NRA | MABI: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP | MIMA: Minute Man NHP | MORR: Morristowm NHP | ROVA: Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS | SAGA: Saint-Gaudens NHS | SAIR: Saugus Iron Works NHS | SARA: Saratoga NHP | WEFA: Weir Farm NHS

Aquatic
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Didymosphenia geminata
   didymo
X X X X X X
Egeria densa
   Brazillian waterweed
X X X X
Eichhornia crassipes
   water hyacinth
X
Hydrilla verticillata
   hydrilla
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
   common frogbit
X
Myriophyllum aquaticum
   parrot feather
X
Myriophyllum heterophyllum
   variable watermilfoil
X
Myriophyllum spicatum
   Eurasian watermilfoil
X
Najas minor
   brittle waternymph
X
Nymphoides peltata
   yellow floating heart
X
Potamogeton crispus
   curlyleaf pondweed
X
Trapa natans
   water chestnut
X
Herb
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Alliaria petiolata
   garlic mustard
X X X X
Cardamine impatiens
   narrowleaf bittercress
X X X X X X X
Carex kobomuji
   Japanese sedge
X
Centaurea stoebe
   spotted knapweed
X X
Euphorbia esula
   Leafy spurge
X
Fallopia japonica / F. sachalinense
   Japanese/giant knotweed
X X X X X
Heracleum mantegazzianum
   giant hogweed
X X X X X X X
Lepidium latifolium
   perennial pepperweed
X X X
Lythrum salicaria
   purple loosestrife
X X
Microstegium vimineum
   Japanese stiltgrass
X X X X X X X
Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius
   wavyleaf basketgrass
X X X X X X X
Phragmites australis
   phragmites/common reed
X
Ranunculus ficaria
   lesser celandine
X X X X X X
Sorghum halepense
   Johnsongrass
X
Pest
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Adelges tsugae
   hemlock woolly adelgid
X X X X
Agrilus planipennis
   emerald ash borer
X X X X X X X X X X
Anoplophora glabripennis
   Asian longhorned beetle
X X X X X X X X X X
Matsucoccus resinosae
   red pine scale
X
Operophtera brumata
   winter moth
X X X
Pyrrhalta viburni
   viburnum leaf beetle
X X X X X
Sirex noctilio
   Sirex woodwasp
X X X X
Shrub
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Berberis thunbergii
   Japanese barberry
X
Berberis vulgaris
   common barberry
X X
Elaeagnus umbellata
   autumn olive
X X X X X
Euonymus alatus
   winged burning bush
X X X X X
Ligustrum spp.
   privet species
x X X
Lonicera maackii
   amur honeysuckle
X
Lonicera spp.
   bush honeysuckles
X
Rhamnus cathartica
   common buckthorn
X X
Rhamnus frangula
   glossy buckthorn
X X X X X X
Rhodotypos scandens
   black jetbead
X
Rosa multiflora
   multiflora rose
X X
Rubus phoenicolasius
   wine raspberry/wineberry
X X X X
Spiraea japonica
   Japanese spiraea
X
Styrax japonicus
   Japanese snowbell
X
Viburnum dilatatum
   linden arrowwood
Viburnum sieboldii
   Siebold viburnum
Tree
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Acer platanoides
   Norway maple
X
Ailanthus altissima
   tree of heaven
X X X X X X
Aralia elata
   Japanese aralia
X
Paulownia tomentosa
   princess tree
X X X X
Populus alba
   white poplar
X
Vine
Scientific Name
   Common Name
ACAD BOHA MABI MIMA MORR ROVA SAGA SAIR SARA WEFA
Akebia quinata
   chocolate vine
X
Ampelopsis brevipeduculata
   Amur peppervine/porcelainberry
X X X X X X X X
Celastrus orbiculatus
   oriental bittersweet
X
Dioscorea oppositifolia
   Chinese yam
X X X X X
Lonicera japonica
   Japanese honeysuckle
X X X
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
   Boston ivy
X
Persicaria perfoliata
   mile-a-minute
X X X X X X X X
Pueraria montana
   kudzu
X X X X X
Vincetoxicum nigrum / V. rossicum
   European/black swallow-wort
X X X X X X
Wisteria floribunda/W. sinensis
   Japanese/Chinese wisteria
X X

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