The Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council (MAIPC) provides regional leadership to effectively address the threat of invasive plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural habitats of the Mid-Atlantic. The council coordinates regional efforts to gather and share information on the identification, management and prevention of invasive species, provide training and volunteer opportunities and to identify research needs. The Council is represented by members from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Get involved with the MAIPC:
Learn which plant species are problematic and how to recognize them
Learn about the impacts of invasive plants and how to control them
Discover which native plants make great substitutes for invasive species
Teach your friends how to identify and manage invasive plants
Attend meetings and workshops to learn more about invasive species
EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. It is fast, easy to use, and doesn't require GIS experience. The goal is to maximize the effictiveness and accessibility of the immense numbers of observations each year.
Attacking Invasive Species - A feature article from Parks & Rec Business (PRB) about invasive removal efforts in Fairfax County, Virginia, coauthored by Meghan Fellows of MAIPC.
Invasive Plant Atlas of the U.S. - This new website provides access to background information, images, distribution maps, native plant alternatives and additional resources for over 1,100 species of invasive plants affecting natural areas in the United States. Each species has its own web site. Check it out!
Invasive Plant Tutorial. - The Invasive Exotic Plant (IEP) Management Tutorial for Natural Lands Managers provides a "one-stop-shop" for natural resource managers who are interested in organizing on-the-ground efforts to prevent, manage and control invasive plants.
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plants. - Over 280 species of invasive plants have been reported to be impacting natural areas in the six mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia). These impacts include displacing native plants and animals, reducing native species biodiversity, altering soil properties, water and light regimes, and destroying wildlife habitat.