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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:

Destructive Tree Pest Detected in Colorado (Sep 27, 2013)
Colorado Department of Food and Agriculture.
An invasive insect responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in 21 states has been detected in Colorado for the first time. A suspect tree was spotted in Boulder County on September 23rd by City of Boulder Forestry staff. Insect specimens from the ash tree were collected and sent to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Systematic Entomology Laboratory where the identity of the insects was confirmed. "The confirmation of these specimens as emerald ash borer (EAB) marks the western-most occurrence of this invasive pest in North America," said Patrick McPherren, USDA State Plant Health Director in Colorado. "To date Colorado is the fourth State to detect EAB in 2013."

Colorado State Forest Service Monitoring for Walnut Tree Disease in Southeast Colorado (PDF | 25 KB) (Aug 20, 2013)
Colorado State University. Colorado State Forest Service. The Colorado State Forest Service is in the process of monitoring the state's black walnut trees for thousand cankers disease - a relatively new disease to the state that is lethal to infested trees. After being introduced to Colorado in recent years, the disease has already caused significant tree mortality in many of the state's urban forests, primarily along the Front Range from Fort Collins to Pueblo.

Boaters: Mandatory Inspections in Effect
Colorado Division of Wildlife.
This boating season brings with it mandatory state-certified boat inspections to help prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Colorado lakes and reservoirs.

New Zealand Mudsnails -- learn how to identify, stop the spread and report sightings
Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Division of Wildlife.

State wildlife officials first discovered New Zealand mudsnails in South Boulder Creek in 2004 and are taking action to prevent them from spreading. The New Zealand mudsnail competes with native invertebrate species and can destroy forage important to trout and other native fishes. Learn more how to identify the New Zealand Mudsnails, how to stop the spread and how to report sightings.

Rusty Crayfish -- learn how to identify, stop the spread and report sightings
Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Division of Wildlife.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is monitoring the state's waters for the introduction of an aggressive invasive species, the rusty crayfish. Rusty crayfish were found for the first time in Colorado during routine sampling operations in 2009 in the Yampa River drainage between Steamboat Springs and the town of Yampa. Because of their larger size and more aggressive nature, rusty crayfish can impact fish populations by consuming small fish and fish eggs, and negatively impact fish and spread unwanted aquatic plants by aggressively harvesting underwater plant beds. Learn more how to identify the rusty crayfish, how to stop the spread and how to report sightings.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Colorado or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information.

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

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

Pest Tracker - Colorado
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?
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

Non-Native Invasive Plant (Weed) Management Program
DOI. Bureau of Land Management. Colorado.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Links to other sites

Plant Industry Division and Noxious Weed Management Program
Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Noxious Weeds
Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Management
Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Special Note: Mandatory Boat Inspections

Weed Control
State of Colorado. Fremont County.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Jefferson County Weed and Pest Management Program
State of Colorado. Jefferson County. Weed and Pest Management Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Managment

Weed Management Program
State of Colorado. La Plata County.
Species of Concern; Management

Larimer County Weed District
State of Colorado. Larimer County.
Species of Concern; Management

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

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University/Academic

An Assessment of Exotic Plant Species of Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado State University. Rangeland Ecosystems Science.
Species of Concern; Parks; Management; Monitoring

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

Integrated Pest Management Center
Colorado State University.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

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Organizations

Resources (select Invasive Species)
Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Colorado Weed Management Association
Colorado Weed Management Association.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Management; Special Note: Weed Watch Online Newsletter

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2014
 
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