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

Items of Interest:

Largemouth Bass Virus Among Additions to Aquatic Invasive Species Director's Orders List (Jul 8, 2013)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has added largemouth bass virus (LMB virus), whirling disease and all snakehead fish to the Director's Orders aquatic invasive species (AIS) list. In 2009, the Arizona Legislature passed the Aquatic Invasive Species Interdiction Act, which authorized the regulatory measures known as "Director's Orders". They give the Arizona Game and Fish Department certain authorities and responsibilities, such as identifying and assessing aquatic invasive species presence, identifying affected waters, and establishing protocols and mandatory conditions for moving watercraft and other equipment. For more information on AIS, including listed species, waters, and invasive species risk analyses, visit http://www.azgfd.gov/ais.

Arizona Receives Federal Approval of Revised Wildlife Action Plan (Sep 11, 2012)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Arizona's State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) revision guiding wildlife conservation for 2012-2022 was recently approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The plan's revision considers many of the changes that Arizona and its wildlife have experienced since the original plan was created in 2006. Some of the more significant changes that impact wildlife conservation and were addressed in the plan include the state's above-average human population growth; increasing demand for renewable energy sources; emergence of new wildlife diseases; and, the growing number of new invasive species.

Whirling Disease Re-confirmed at Renowned Lees Ferry (Jun 1, 2012)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The parasite known to cause whirling disease - that can affect trout but is not harmful to humans - has been reconfirmed at the renowned Lees Ferry fishery within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in northern Arizona, advised Arizona Game and Fish Department officials.

Zebra Mussel Advisory - Requirements on Lake Powell
DOI. NPS. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
In response to the continued and growing threat of the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, effective Nov 1, 2009, self-certification of watercraft will no longer be an option at Wahweap Main and Bullfrog launch ramps and screening for the invasive mussels by trained personnel will be mandatory for all vessels.

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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Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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
DOI. USGS. Western Ecological Research Center.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Parks; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

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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Exotic and Invasive Species
Northern Arizona University. Canyons, Cultures, and Environmental Change.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

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

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Arizona
University of Arizona; Arizona Game and Fish; Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

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

Arizona Forest Health
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

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

Non-Native Fishes of Grand Canyon: A Selection of Nine Exotic Species
Grand Canyon River Guides.
Species of Concern; Parks

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

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