Title: Exotic Plant Management Teams Factsheet
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Cmalkmg e t* COMMI e~k pkw% In papftaL
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narivi: cnmmunitie of plants and anirim;AJ
th at aLT deCVCII.I-wC LYWf m i Ikn i of ycari
I li v jdicSari natural baabnce imrnitd wU"
time in Chr. -Ls-sv&M i. throtemsed by a
wide .iurnvr uf 4 c mic plants (plantsr1 i(ntr-

nativ ru th;ii pIULvi. Thewe exotic plants arc
abk to rerridukx ripIdy, s11l rig I:.LInwe
plant b'. Jl'V,(f itc 31rllM.1% ,f11. dhejics
Ilidii kepi rhlrr m1 in chtk initheir home rlang.
es are misS-i.,ng. 'Xheniqti pi I rpirli ins 'of
nativ plintm irk ri:tIIci4. the animnals &att
JcpLf~ll uporn them lack- thew Fmod nd rhiki-
ter needed fLIT NairVvAI, [h0lLW'. exOhC planw-,
IrII i%r %A ime -,6 million acres i lfl14 1)k4liLM)tl`fl
pairk Ivltinm. IUi ricr rLdi~i ng the narnura
divensiry a f rhc-%c plxL-,."'hc Naitomi
Park SCtnC IS ulljl Exi-iic PLant
%I iranaw inr 1t*Iv ms 4 F. P141i) to comtKi
and control cotrc pl;jl% n% p-fr oftbIr
natural vi l uitrci (hlilenp.

Mutdekd w:Ii'r the- appronich uscd to fight
wiltiti'. Er'-N, U iW are dv-siguad to prnl'Ii'd a
hmghk rr4iirIL-d. Ilhllik- qnke fircer of p]ant
ln1:agLniehnT hp..LI,31i~~t ati~ prk in
the oaitrtl of eonotc plants. In lcboaour
ExIltiiC Plant rManairvmr nt l&k'ill, wVrc
en3hhPhh:d throUgh bthC N;itral Reoukirce
C hlllonge. th~inp a conmpehtive-, ptucirs,.
tearmuWvtr4- iouqguirii tvJ in RocLrk Crek
Park. wn, ring the Nabional Capi[al Rcgiu.'":
Car'l C erns NalLMnal PFark., -ring
5I k rn parks; Hale-akala Nx; !owi.
Park, serving the Pacitf I-.-dsisr4lJii; ;nrd 111
FIlririd: PN rtnirrhip EPMT ,rering the


Statc Of lIL-r ki. Sir additional tcams gar
bceng established in FY 2002,

E;wh of rhe four c-.rahfi,,hLJ vmnS has
jeveli iped strrcgic% f rc4 irnharing exoric
pilanr% that rkcf rhe nthe n lld riC&'u rr-ci
,of ftt parks oliq rv 4T1L!. Fir -inmip.
the F'lt~rid4'l FPMT i% a irtner!hi with
rhe Florida Dcpartrnenrof Vniwitknrtwnal
Prnrcctan to a trhs~se %rarer'sexotic
pl~nr problem- Thri iugh this prxrignin. Ili v
State of Florida rciarced eah Chal l nge
dollar s i to ,ilrrITI UxotiC plntr. in
Flonid3aS' i national park urnis. R%. contrast
the Nariuinal Capiral Rvgion PMTd irect-
ly ossist tshc in parks in It% rwgior I4J ijen
tify, iniaip, arnd conOI coiic vegtaion.
Control surce range from the uYe of
chairvaw-, to the iVOWL4nlhi-n of hurbr-cdes,

Tht suc of tho F-xoioi Plant
Minirigeml-c Ttcars 1 krives from their
ability to adaprto the o'.';iJitii i. of rhli.
parks4 (thy <,rve, while working coti pcra-
tivwe hwith local agencw'es adtl ep(rt:.
Tl jiak e tc tbuethe.w lecwmn ar nor lost
and (i L-vaIuat the etetc Ie~tf 01112
LJ'"lt ~L~.!. he hioiiig~i-:iI RE'.LPIJrC-L!
\UrLlgimunr t Diviiion is developing a
dantbase thair tracks prolgrv%% inL. gxh er-v
iflfLPI l AFIiIP1 about each project

~~!'L Lmm th% ;% L;Ldl (f exotclr plants is
a-iriral to prkibkduing th;. h1ctrh iind An jtu
ratl dive r%3rV Iif atir nariol4fl park.-, I:F,4ojc
Pliant M anagL'LntTceams ahold trericn-
dous promise fir 110rMing thi. ha n






Exotic Plant Management

Team (EPMT) Locations


. Ieam inspera .
*.Taimshing established In FI 20W2


Exotk Plant Managementt
Teams In operation

1 cidfi Islands EPMT
Host park Halkakala National Park

2 lorida Parrnership EPMT
In partnership with tei Stale of
Florladd

3 Chihuahuan Deserr/StSw llrn
Shortgras Prairie EPMT
IHost park: Carsbad Cavern Nadonal
Park

4 National Cpital Rgiion HPMT
Huot park: Rock Creek Park


ExoIk Plant Management Teams
being established in FY 2002

5 Florida Partnership EPMT
increasedd funding)

6 Lake Mead EPMT
Iost park; lake McdJ Nairirnal
Recrcamnr Area

7 Northern Great Plains EPMT
Host park: "'Th1 ore Rot~ vcvltu
Narional Park

8 California IPMT
-Hor p;rk: P, int Rlees Nationa
Seashore

9 Gulf Coast EIPMT
HIost prk: fg Thicker Natillniil Par

10 Columbia Cacadesl EPMI'
Host parks: Nnrrh Ca.scaic-d and
Olymnpk- National Parks

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