News Roundup – October 2012

A roundup of links to other websites with news and articles we’ve found interesting in October 2012.

Missouri State Parks hosts informational meeting Oct. 20 at Stockton State Park

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Stockton State Park near Dadeville. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the park’s North Shelter, which is located at the north end of the park east of Highway 215.
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Invasive Species Alert: ZOMBIES!

Halloween, 2012

The Missouri Department of Conservation warns of our state’s newest invasive species threat–ZOMBIES!

While zombie management is largely left to the police, military and health agencies, conservation plays a role in protecting Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources–and Missourians–from this invasive species. visit site


Controlling the scourge of invasive spotted knapweed

October 3, 2012

One of Missouri’s worst invaders is spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe micranthos), a plant species native to Europe and western Asia. Spotted knapweed has invaded millions of acres of pastures, fields, prairies and roadsides in 45 states since it was accidentally introduced in the United States through contaminated alfalfa and clover seed in the late 1800s.visit site


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