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Natural Resources Report NPS/NER/NRR-2006/013

William E. Currie, Director
International Pest Management Institute

P.O. Box 474
2149 Skyline Drive
Ash Fork, Arizona 86320-0474

November 2006

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Northeast Region
Boston, Massachusetts

Executive Summary

This Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) in Woodstock, Vermont provides basic pest management guidelines to help preserve the stored cultural museum resources, structures, forests and site grounds, and assist in protecting the health and safety of MABI staff and visitors. As new information and IPM methods will develop over time, this plan should be reviewed and updated periodically.

The Superintendent is responsible for pest management at the site and designates a site IPM Coordinator (Natural Resource Manager) to implement the IPM plan. The IPM Coordinator will work with the Facilities Manager, Curator, Horticulturist, Forester and others in the implementation as outlined in NPS-77 (Natural Resources Management Guidelines).

Any use of pesticides at MABI will be in accordance with Servicewide policies as found in NPS-77. All pesticides used in the site will be applied by or under the direct supervision of a state (Vermont) certified pesticide applicator. All pesticides used in the site by residents, contractors, special use permittees, agricultural issues, or non-NPS personnel will conform to NPS policies and guidelines, and will be approved before use. It is the goal of MABI in compliance with NPS policy to use low-risk pesticides, if necessary, that will accomplish desired objectives.

At the end of each year, the MABI IPM Coordinator is to compile a list of the pesticides applied at the site (on NPS IPM software PUPS) and forward a copy of that report to the Northeast Regional Support Office.

Descriptions and low-risk pest management methods of museum and other pests potentially present in MABI structures, forests and landscapes are described. There are concerns at the park about many pests such as museum pests (carpet beetles, silverfish), structural pests (mice, carpenter ants, mold, wasps, termites, powderpost beetles, wood rot), gardens and grounds pests (aphids, mealy bugs, rust, grubs, moles, ground hogs, deer), forest pests (cankers, fungi, bronze birch borer, tent caterpillars, leaf miners, hemlock woolly adelgids, gypsy moth) and others, as well as exotic invasive plants. Preventive methods such as exclusion, sanitation and habitat modification are described, as well as direct actions such as trapping and the use of directed pesticide applications. Inspections and monitoring of pest populations and conducive conditions favoring pests will determine the extent of pest presence and direct pest management actions.

The staff of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is committed to the implementation of the IPM approach for those pests threatening the site resources and the health and safety of site visitors and staff.


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Appendix I--Pest Profiles: Museum Pests through Structural Pests

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Appendix I--Pest Profiles: Public Health Pests through
Appendix X--Vendors