Early Detection of Invasive Species Monitoring

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Early detection of invasive species is part of the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) program established by the National Park Service. New River Gorge National River is under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (ERMN), who classify and update invasive species that pose serious threats to a park's ecosystem. Monitoring invasive species of concern is a preventive method that decreases the likelihood that invasive pests will become established in new areas. This surveillance monitoring can be done with the help of NPS crews, cooperators, resource managers, volunteers, and visitors. See the pictures below for forest pests and plant species on the early detection list for New River Gorge National River.

For more information, visit the ERMN website about early detection: https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ermn/monitor/earlydetection.cfm

 
Asian long horned beetle

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Anoplophora glabripennis
Asian long horned-beetle

 
branch showing Thousand Cankers Disease

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Geosmithia morbida
Thousand cankers disease

 
didymo

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Didymosphenia geminata
Didymo, rock snot

 
Norway Maple

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Acer platanoides
Norway maple

 
Japanese chaff flower

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Achyranthes japonica
Japanese chaff flower

 
chocolate vine

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Akebia quinata
Chocolate vine

 
amur peppervine

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Amur peppervine

 
Japanese barberry

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Berberis thunbergii

Japanese barberry

 
sweet autumn virgins bower

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Clematis terniflora
Sweet autumn virginsbower

 
Winged burning bush

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Euonymus alatus
Winged burning-bush

 
glossy buckthorn

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Frangula alnus
Glossy buckthorn


 
Giant hogweed

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Heracleum mantegazzium
Giant hogweed

 
Japanese hops

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Humulus japonicus
Japanese hop

 
Wavyleaf basketgrass

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Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. undulatifolius

Wavyleaf basketgrass

 
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Polygonum perfoliatum
Mile-a-minute

 
lesser celandine

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Ranunculus ficaria
Lesser celandine

 
common buckthorn

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Rhamnus cathartica
Common buckthorn

Last updated: September 8, 2017

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