Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council

ORIENTAL BITTERSWEET: MAPPING OCCURRENCES IN A COMBINED REGIONAL EFFORT. Pamela J. Nabors1,2, Matthew J. Durnin1,3, Brandon L. League1,3, Jack W. Ranney3, Scott Kichman4, Keith Langdon4, Chris Ulrey5, Gary Kauffman6, Paul Merten7, Andy Brown8, and regional volunteers9, 1Southern Appalachian Information Node of the National Biological Information Infrastructure, 2Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN 3University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 4Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 5Blue Ridge Parkway, 6Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, 7USDA Forest Health Monitoring, Asheville, NC, 8Equinox Environmental, Inc., Asheville, NC, and 9Southern Appalachian Man And the Biosphere, regional program. (


Field survey data from multiple regional organizations were combined to provide a rapid assessment of Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata) in the western counties of North Carolina. This poster displays a map created by the Southern Appalachian Information Node (SAIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) using Oriental bittersweet occurrence data from the SAMAB Southern Appalachian Volunteer Environmental Monitoring program, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest, and regional ecologists. Visit for more information about NBII-SAIN and to view this map on-line.

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