Georgia sets quarantine for 11 counties to contain Emerald Ash Borer

To prevent further spread of Emerald Ash Borer, the state of Georgia issued a quarantine in August, restricting the transportation of certain products outside of the quarantined area.

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Smoky Mountain National Park closes hiking area to protect bats

From the Asheville Citizen-Times

A devastating decline in the Smokies bat population is forcing the closure of a popular hiking area to help protect bats and humans, park managers say.

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Southern PDN Diagnostician position available

The Southern Plant Diagnostic Network has an opening for a Biological Scientist. See the full position description for more details.