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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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Upcoming Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day Events
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida's native habitats, people can surrender exotic pets free of charge with no questions asked. Every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with nonnative pet adopters.

Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida - IveGot1
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
IveGot1 is more than just an app, it is an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for Florida that includes the app, a website with direct access to invasive species reporting and a hotline 1-888-IVEGOT1 for instant reports of live animals. By reporting sightings of invasive animals and plants, Florida agencies can better assess the extent of the infestations and hopefully eradicate new infestations before they become huge problems. The goal of IveGot1 is to make identification and reporting easy and efficient as possible.

Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council; Orange County Government; University of South Florida.
FLIP (Florida Invasive Plants) is designed to be a mobile field guide that can be accessed by a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device with internet browser capability. Developed in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF), FLIP currently contains 20 plants: 19 of the 2011 Category I invasive species and one of the 2011 Category II invasive species, as designated by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).

Giant African Land Snail
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
Scientists consider the giant African land snail (GALS) to be one of the most damaging snails in the world because it is known to consume at least 500 different types of plants, and can pose a serious health risk to humans. These snails could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas because they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. GALS are illegal to import into the U.S. without a permit. If you have seen one of these snails please contact the FDACS helpline (888) 397-1517.

Since the initial detection, APHIS has actively worked with the FDACS to conduct survey, regulatory, control, and outreach activities. See Giant African Snail Program Information.

South Florida Environmental Report
South Florida Water Management District.
This annual report details restoration, scientific and engineering accomplishments in South Florida coastal areas.
For invasive species related information, see "Volume 1, Chapter 7: Status of Nonindigenous Species."

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Plants by State and County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Species Status Report by State
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Includes invasive species by category for insects, diseases, plants, and animals.
See also: Invasive Species Status Report by Congressional District

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

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

Pest Tracker - Florida
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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Government

Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Miami-Dade County (Florida); DOD. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOI. National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; South Florida Water Management District.
Species of Concern; Management

Pests and Diseases
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Species of Concern; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Non-native Plants
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Florida Forest Service.
Species of Concern; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Nonnative Species
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Distribution by County in Florida; Special Note: Python Permit Program

Vegetation and Exotic Control
South Florida Water Management District.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Invasive Species Management Branch
DOD. USACE. Jacksonville District.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Everglades National Park - Florida Invaders
DOI. National Park Service.
Species of Concern

Field Guide to the Nonindigenous Marine Fishes of Florida (Sep 2009); Detection, tracking, and removal of non-native marine fishes in Florida
DOI. USGS. Publications Warehouse.
NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 92, published in partnership with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.
This field guide provides species accounts for non-native fishes sighted in estuarine and marine waters of Florida, serving as a "watch list" of invaders that could potentially become established. Most of these are thought to be aquarium fishes that either were illegally released into the ocean or escaped captivity.

Invasive Exotic Species
DOI. USGS. South Florida Restoration Science Forum.
Species of Concern; Contacts

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University/Academic

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Notes: Includes events and databases

Non-Native, Invasive and Introduced Animals
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

TAME Invasives Portal
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

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Organizations

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Special Note: Invasive Plant Lists

Florida Invasive Species Partnership
Florida Invasive Species Partnership.
Species of Concern; Management

iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Species of Concern; Management
iMapInvasives is an invasive species reporting and data management tool that is on-line and map-based. The primary focus for iMapInvasives is to track invasive species locations and management efforts. iMapInvasives tools can be used by citizen scientists, land owners, natural resources managers, and others who are working to prevent, control, or manage invasive species. The iMapInvasives network is currently comprised of ten U.S. states and one Canadian province (Arizona, Florida, Maine, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia).

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