In 2009, the Service's International Wildlife Trade Program convened an American ginseng meeting to gather information from the public on the export of American ginseng roots, for the issuance of permits under CITES. To view powerpoint presentations presented at the FWS-State Coordination and public meeting on American ginseng, held February 24, 2009, in Bristol, Virginia, follow the links below.
- A Panax-centric View of Invasive Species and a Case Study on the Effects of Garlic Mustard
- Habitat distribution, population status, and genetic diversity of American ginseng
- Influence of plant size and population on reproduction in American ginseng
- Relationship between age, size and reproduction in populations of American ginseng across a range of harvest pressures
- Rates of harvest and compliance with regulations in natural populations of American ginseng
- Roots and remedies of American ginseng poaching in Central Appalachia
- Harvesters, dealers, and exporters working towards keeping wild American ginseng sustainable
- An overview of DMA permitting requirements
- An overview of DSA non-detriment findings
- An overview of APHIS-PPQ inspection of American ginseng
To view powerpoint presentations from the freshwater turtle workshop in St. Louis in September 2010 to discuss the pressing management, regulatory, scientific, and enforcement needs associated with the harvest and trade of freshwater turtles in the United States, follow the links below.
The presentation abstracts and working group findings can also be viewed below.
- Presentation Abstracts
- Conservation Working Group Recommendations
- Enforcement Working Group Recommendations
- Management Working Group Recommendations
- Turtles in Louisiana
- Commercial Turtle Harvest Cases in Missouri: State and Federal Laws Violated
- Turtle Farming in China, with Particular Reference to US Species
- Life History and Demography of Turtles of the United States
- Historical and Contemporary Trends in the Trade in Aquatic Chelonians and its Effect on Wild Populations in the United States
- Snapping Turtle Management in Maryland: Goal-Driven Collaboration within a Workgroup
- State of the Union: Existing Regulations for Native Herpetofauna, with Attention to Turtles
- Turtles and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
- Setting the Stage for Understanding Globalization of the Asian Turtle Trade
- Cooperative Turtle Conservation: Highlighting Selected Efforts in the Southeastern U.S.
- The History of Commercial Exploitation of the Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin): Lessons for Turtle Conservation
- Operation Shellshock: 2006-2009
- Impacts of Non-Harvest Anthropogentic Activites on Freshwater Turtles in the United States
- U.S. Turtle Exports and Federal Trade Regulation: A Snapshot