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Five New Great Lakes "Least Wanted" Aquatic Invasive Species Announced

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers today announced five additions to the list of “least wanted” aquatic invasive species. In 2013, the Governors and Premiers released the first list of 16 “least wanted” aquatic invasive species (AIS) that present a serious threat to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Basin. Since then, the region’s eight states and two provinces have taken more than 40 actions to prohibit or restrict these high-risk species, including the Asian carp. The new “least wanted” AIS include:

  • Tench Tinca tinca
  • Marmorkreb (marbled crayfish) Procambarus fallax forma virginalis
  • New Zealand mud snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum
  • European frogbit Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
  • Yellow floating heart Nymphoides peltata

State and provincial AIS and fisheries experts, in conjunction with leading regional researchers, identified these five AIS as posing a high risk of invasion or spread within the region. The Governors and Premiers will take aggressive action and work with regional partners to prevent the spread of these aquatic invaders.

AIS cost the U.S. and Canada billions of dollars in damages each year, are a burden on the economy, and strain state, provincial and federal budgets. They pose a threat to human health and cause immeasurable ecological damage to native species, with consequences for our region’s sport and commercial fisheries, tourism and recreation. More than 180 nonnative species have been introduced into the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

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The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec, and Wisconsin. The Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $6 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water. 


The following vacancies have been launched on USA Jobs

Lead Range Technician (Fire-Helitack), GS-0455-05/06

Announcement No: NV Merit-2018-0214

Opens: 04/30/2018 - Closes: 05/14/2018

Location: Caliente, Nevada

Promotion Potential: GS-06

Relocation Expenses: No

Who May Be Considered: All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA); Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA); Veterans more than 30% disabled eligible; Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities, Schedule A and/or individuals w/disabilities;All former PLC members who within the past 120 days have completed all requirements of a creditable PLC project.

Link to announcement: Lead Range Technician (Fire-Helitack)

Lead Range Technician (Fire-Helitack), GS-0455-05/06

Announcement No: NV-DEU-2018-0064

Opens: 04/30/2018 - Closes: 05/14/2018

Location: Caliente, Nevada

Promotion Potential: GS-06

Relocation Expenses: No

Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Link to announcement: Lead Range Technician (Fire-Helitack)

Job Announcement: ORNL DAAC manager position

ORNL DAAC is looking for a new leader

We want to recruit the best candidate possible, ideally a person who has experience in ecology & remote sensing and data science. I would really appreciate your help in spreading the word about this position to any relevant listservs or groups.
 
ORNL DAAC manager position: 

https://recruiting.ornl.gov/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2QjQzOTc3MUVEODkxRkY3NEY3NkRGREQ0NjgmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=010&sap-language=EN#



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