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What You Can Do

Provides information about volunteer opportunities and other ways that the average citizen can help to control invasive animals, organized alphabetically. See News and Events - What You Can Do for general resources and other species.

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Federal Government

Do Not Release Pets into the Wild - Exotic Species Trading Cards (PDF | 430 KB)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.

Don't Move Firewood - Protect the Nation's Forests
USDA. FS. Northeastern Area. Forest Health Protection.

Habitattitude
Habitattitude.
National initiative developed by the ANS Task Force and its partner organizations, focuses on the prevention of the spread of non-native species via the aquarium and water garden pathways.

What You Can Do: It's up to each of us to leave Hungry Pests behind
USDA. APHIS. Hungry Pests.
See what international travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, hungers, gardeners, bird watchers, ranchers and farmers, loggers and foresters, and commercial producers can do to prevent the spread of invasive pests.

What Can Bird Watchers Do to Fight Invasive Species?
USDA. Blog.

State Government

Don't Let It Loose, Idaho (PDF | 1.5 MB)
Idaho Department of Agriculture; Idaho Invasive Species Council.
Abandoned pets can become an invasive species problem when overwhelmed owners let them loose into nearby waters or woods.

Protect Our Trees From Bad Bugs - Don't Move Firewood
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

What Can I Do If I have Gypsy Moth on my Property?
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

What The Homeowner Can Do - Gypsy Moth
Maryland Department of Agriculture.

What To Do About Gypsy Moths in Your Backyard
City of Glendale, Wisconsin.

What You Can Do About Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
Illinois Department of Agriculture. Division of Natural Resources. Bureau of Environmental Programs.

University/Academic

Great Lakes Worm Watch - What Can I Do?
University of Minnesota. Natural Resources Research Institute.

Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Program
University of Minnesota. Forest Resources Extension.
First Detectors are volunteers trained to help citizens diagnose and report possible infestations of invasive species to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. First Detectors are a part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) First Detector Program which promotes the early detection of invasive plant pathogens, arthropods, nematodes and weeds.

Organizing a Community-Wide Fire Ant Suppression Program
Texas A&M University. Texas Imported Fire ant Research and Management Project.
Provides practical information on how to organize local action

What To Do When You Can No Longer Care for Your Pet Amphibian or Reptile... (PDF | 916 KB)
University of Florida. IFAS. Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation.

Would You Like to be a Citizen Scientist? (Cuban Treefrog)
University of Florida. IFAS. Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation.

International

How Do I Know if an Exotic Animal is Illegally Imported?
Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Water Resources.

Organizations

Be a Good Camper: Don't Move Firewood and Moving Firewood
Emerald Ash Borer Information Network.
Multinational effort to bring you the latest information about the emerald ash borer.

Be Cautious When Transporting Firewood - Help Protect Wisconsin's Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species.

Birds and Cats - The Cats Indoors! Campaign
American Bird Conservancy.

Don't Move Firewood / What You Can Do
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases.

Exotic Pets Returned to the Wild: Exotic Pets can Damage Ecosystems
About:Exoticpets.com.

Hawaii Habitattitude: Hawaii Agencies and Pet Stores Work to Prevent Pet Dumping (Dec 6, 2006; PDF | 17 KB)
Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species.
Federal and State government agencies and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council are pleased to announce Hawaii's participation in a national campaign to encourage pet owners to turn in unwanted aquarium fish and plants instead of dumping them in streams or the ocean.

Homeowner's Guide to Stopping the Spread of Coqui Frogs on Maui (May 2003; PDF | 44 KB)
Maui Invasive Species Committee.

Take the pledge - Don't Transport Firewood!
Union of Concerned Scientists.

Think Twice Before Keeping an Exotic Animal (Jul 28, 2005)
Wisconsin Humane Society.

Wasp Watchers Wanted! (Jun 1, 2012)
Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project. Blog.
The Massachusetts Wasp Watchers project needs your help to detect EAB! We've found a wasp that is an expert at hunting them, and we need volunteers to assist with tracking those wasps.

What Can I Do to Help?
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

What To Do with Unnwanted Pet Amphibians and Reptiles
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

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