• Views from Penobscot Mountain summit.

    Acadia

    National Park Maine

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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Integrated Pest Management

Drawing of purple loosestrife plant

Purple loosestrife

The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program oversees the park’s management of plant and animal pests. Treatments are based on an understanding of the biology of the pest and use the least-toxic treatment that is effective. Managing pests includes correctly identifying the pest, preventing infestations whenever possible, setting thresholds for treatment, monitoring the effectiveness of treatments, and education, when appropriate.

Park pests include:

  • non-native invasive plants such as purple loosestrife;
  • non-native animals that disrupt natural systems such as European red ants,
  • nuisance animals such as raccoons, beavers, bees, and wasps; and
  • structural pests such as carpenter ants and rodents.
 

Did You Know?

CCC members take a break from their work to admire the view along the ocean.

The Civilian Conservation Corps performed important work in Acadia National Park, including clearing brush, setting stones, and constructing Seawall Campground. Today park headquarters is located in the former CCC camp.