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Exotic Plant Management Teams Factsheet.

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Summary:
The national parks are home to complex native communities of plants and animals that have developed over millions of years. The delicate natural balance arrived at over time in these systems is threatened by a wide number of exotic plants (Plants introduced into a natural community that are not native to that place). These exotic plants are able to reproduce rapidly, displacing native plants, because the animals and diseases that kept them in check in their home ranges are missing. When the populations of native plants are reduced, the animals that depend upon them lack the food and shelter needed for survival. Today, exotic plants infest some 2.6 million acres in the national park system, thereby reducing the natural diversity of these places. The National Park Service is establishing Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMTs) to combat and control exotic plants as part of the Natural Resource Challenge.
Title: Exotic Plant Management Teams Factsheet.
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Name(s): United States. Department of the Interior. National Park Service
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Government Publication
Issuance: monographic
Publisher: United States.Department of the Interior. Natural Resource Program Center
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 page
Language(s): English
Summary: The national parks are home to complex native communities of plants and animals that have developed over millions of years. The delicate natural balance arrived at over time in these systems is threatened by a wide number of exotic plants (Plants introduced into a natural community that are not native to that place). These exotic plants are able to reproduce rapidly, displacing native plants, because the animals and diseases that kept them in check in their home ranges are missing. When the populations of native plants are reduced, the animals that depend upon them lack the food and shelter needed for survival. Today, exotic plants infest some 2.6 million acres in the national park system, thereby reducing the natural diversity of these places. The National Park Service is establishing Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMTs) to combat and control exotic plants as part of the Natural Resource Challenge.
Identifier: FI06050108 (IID), 1029981 (digitool), fiu:29675 (fedora), AAC0056QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Exotic plants
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
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