Midway Atoll NWR's Eastern Island after Tsunami spread verbesina. Photo credit: Dan Clark/USFWS
Midway Atoll NWR's Eastern Island after Tsunami spread verbesina.
Dan Clark/USFWS

Invasive Species Removal Shows Promise for Albatross at Midway Atoll NWR

For the first time in years, an invasive plant called Verbesina encelioides, or golden crownbeard, is receding from Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, opening critically needed nesting space for albatross and other rare seabirds. The ongoing eradication effort is through a National Wildlife Refuge System grant with matching funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.


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More on the effects of verbisina at Midway Atoll NWR

Published on: Tuesday, March 25, 2014