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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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Director's Orders List (PDF | 35 KB)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
In 2009, the Arizona Legislature passed the Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act, which authorized the regulatory measures known as "Director's Orders". The orders contain a list of aquatic invasive species for Arizona, a list of waters where aquatic invasive species are present, and mandatory conditions for the movement of watercraft. A map of affected waters (PDF | 1.1 MB) is also available.

Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network Pest Alerts
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
This list of the most serious biotic pests and pathogens is maintained by the State (Arizona Department of Agriculture) and Federal (USDA) regulatory agents. Their goal is to prevent the introduction and/or spread of these pests/pathogens in our state. The University of Arizona diagnosticians and Extension agents and State/Federal regulatory agents rely on the community to report any suspicious pests or pathogens found on the regulatory alerts.

Lake Powell Mussel Update
DOI. NPS. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Quagga mussel larvae, or veligers, were first confirmed in Lake Powell in late 2012 after routine water monitoring tests discovered mussel DNA in water samples taken from the vicinity of Antelope Point and the Glen Canyon Dam. Adult mussels were first reported in March 2013 when a local marine services business discovered 4 adult mussels on a boat that had been pulled for service. Continued mussel education and prevention activities will minimize the chances that mussels will colonize other areas of the lake.

Monthly Buffelgrass Pull
DOI. NPS. Saguaro National Park.
Help preserve the Sonoran Desert by removing buffelgrass, a highly invasive grass that threatens native plants and wildlife populations. Volunteers are needed to assist with buffelgrass pulls, held the second Saturday of each month, from Sept-May.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database - Species Lists By State
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Provides fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

State Noxious Weed List - Arizona
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Arizona / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Arizona
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Plant Services Division
Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Aquatic Invasive Species
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Arizona Center for Invasive Species
Arizona Invasive Species Advisory Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Invasive Species
USDA. Forest Service. Southwestern Region.

Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (SWEPIC)
DOI. USGS. Southwest Biological Science Center.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Note: Distribution; applicable for the following States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Invasive Non-Native Plants That Threaten Wildlands in Arizona
DOI. USGS. Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse; Arizona Wildlands Invasive Plant Working Group.
Species of Concern

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Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds
University of Arizona.
Species of Concern

Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.

Integrated Pest Management
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Non-Native, Invasive Plants of Arizona (2009; PDF | 1.94 MB)
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern

Invasive Weeds of the Southwest
New Mexico State University; University of Arizona; Utah State University.
Species of Concern; Management

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Arizona Native Plant Society.
Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Special Note: Listserv

Invaders of the Sonoran Desert Region
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, California

iMapInvasives - Arizona
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Species of Concern; Management

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Last Modified: Nov 21, 2015
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