Additional Resources and Acknowledgements
We have used information from many resources in the development of this site. The key resources are acknowledged below; you may find them useful for additional information.
One very valuable source of information is the USFWS Online Training Program for Volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about invasive plant management and volunteering for USFWS, you will find this training program very informative.
Montgomery Parks of Montgomery County, Maryland, developed the concept of Weed Warriors more than 12 years ago and has trained over 700 weed warriors in that time. They generously allowed us access to information regarding their online training and other aspects of their program. Our online training, in particular, has been loosely based on the information they provided us.
For plant descriptions and images we have used a combination of the following:
The information provided by the Montgomery Parks Weed Warrior training was based upon:
Swearingen, J. B. Slattery, K. Reshetiloff & S. Zwicker. 2010. Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas, 4th ed. National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Washington, DC. 168pp.
We used information directly from Weed Warriors training (not available to the public) as well as the original document created by National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Bargeron, C.T., C.R. Minteer, C.W. Evans, D.J. Moorhead, G.K. Douce and R.C. Reardon (Technical Coordinators ). 2008 Invasive Plants of the United States: Identification, Biology and Control.
USDA Forest Service. Forest Health Technology Team. Morgantown WV. www.invasive.org
Rhoades, A.F., & T. Block. 2007. The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual. 2nd ed. University of Pennsylvania Press.
A. Clewell, J. Rieger & J. Munro. 2005. Society for Ecological Restoration International: Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects, 2nd ed.
Society for Ecological Restoration International Science & Policy Working Group. 2004. The SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration. 2nd ed.
M. Tu, C. Hurd & J.M. Randall. 2001. Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools & Techniques for Use in Natural Areas. The Nature Conservancy. Wildland Invasive Species Team.
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