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What does "local" firewood buy you? Managing the risk of invasive species introduction

Year Published

2011

Publication

In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 135.

Abstract

Firewood can serve as a primary vector in the transport of non-native species, particularly of wood boring insects that can be transported surreptitiously in firewood. State and Federal governments have enacted limitations on the movement of firewood as a means to limit accidental introduction of invasive species. However, it can be challenging for governments to determine an allowable distance for moving firewood, such as for recreational camping use, and regulations vary from state to state.

Citation

Tobin, Patrick C.; Diss-Torrance, Andrea; Blackburn, Laura M.; Brown, Brian D. 2011. What does "local" firewood buy you Managing the risk of invasive species introduction. In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. 2010. Proceedings. 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 135.
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