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State Plant Regulatory Officials
National Plant Board.

State Departments of Agriculture
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

State Legislatures, State Laws and State Regulations (Web sites and phone numbers)
Law Librarians Society of Washington, DC. Legislative Source Book.

State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies
National Pesticides Telecommunications Network.

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Resources

(Federal and) State Noxious Weeds in GRIN
USDA. ARS. Germplasm Resources Information Network.

(Federal and) State Plant Quarantine Summaries
National Plant Board.

Introduced, Invasive and Noxious Plants - PLANTS Database
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Includes State Noxious Weed Lists and Federal Noxious Weed List and Composite list (summary of noxious status for all listed plants in the U.S.)

Invasive Plants of the Thirteen Southern States
Invasive.org.
Published by: USDA. Forest Service; Bugwood Network.

Invasive Species Control: A Comprehensive Model State Law (2004)
Environmental Law Institute.

Model Weed Law Provisons for Management of New Invaders, Rapid Response, and Cost-Effetive Allocation of Public Resources: Tiering Noxious Weed Lists to Invasion Stage - Summary (Nov 2008; PDF | 330 KB) and Full Report (Sep 3, 2008; PDF | 87 KB)
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.
Report by Peter M. Rice, University of Montana
Decisions on designating species for a state or provincial weed list can have far-reaching implications for effective and efficient noxious weed management. Some states already have or are moving toward "tiered" lists that group weed species according to management priority, infestation range, or other parameters. However, according to the North American Weed Management Association, most state and provincial weed laws address weeds only after they become well established. Updating noxious weed laws by developing weed lists tiered to the plant population invasion stage can guide allocation of scarce public resources to the management of prioritized noxious weeds, including those species that require a rapid response. Incorporating additional provisions into state weeds laws can strengthen efforts in managing new invaders.

New England Legislation
University of Connecticut. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Invasive Plant Atlas of New England.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Non-Native Invasive Aquatic, Wetland and Upland Plants in the United States
University of Florida. IFAS.

Noxious Weeds in the U.S. and Canada - INVADERS Database
USDA. Agricultural Research Service; University of Montana-Missoula.

State Appendix – Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management (Aug 2002)
Environmental Law Institute.

State Noxious-Weed Seed Requirements Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act (Updated 2013; PDF | 1.4 MB)
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
This publication (updated annually) contains information about the various State labeling requirements and prohibitions of noxious-weed seeds and shows the scientific names and common names according to the law and regulations of the particular State in which the seed is noxious. See Seed Publications for more information and Items of Interest in Seed (publications for seed control officials and seed companies; updated every Apr/Oct). See Seed Regulatory and Testing Services and Seed Publications for more information.

State Regulated Noxious Weeds
National Plant Board.

Status and Trends in State Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009 (May 2010)
Environmental Law Institute.

Status and Trends in State Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009: Appendix (PDF | 1 MB)
Ccontains detailed descriptions of ammendments to state laws and regulations relevant to invasive species in 11 states (California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennesee)

Status of Felt Restrictions in the United States
Invasive Species Action Network.
Since 2009 there has been an increasing move toward restricting the use of felt soled waders and wading boots. See The Science of Felt (2009) to look at the science driving the move to eliminate the use of felt soled waders.

Trout Unlimited Commends Alaska Board of Fisheries for Adopting Statewide Phase Out of Felt Sole Wading Products (Mar 19, 2010)
Trout Unlimited.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has adopted a statewide phase out of felt sole wading products, effective Jan 1, 2012, to guard against the spread of aquatic invasive species. Alaska is the first state in the nation to ban the use of felt sole wading products.

State Regulations for Importing Animals
USDA. APHIS. Veterinary Services.

Invasive Plant Information - State and Provincial Weed Lists
Montana State University. Center for Invasive Species Management.

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