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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. Upcoming Amnesty Day Events:

  • Apr 11, 2015 - Melbourne, Florida
  • May 16, 2015 - Kissimmee, Florida

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.

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:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Florida or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

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

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

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

Non Native Invasive Plant Species
Brevard County. Natural Resources Management Office.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Don't Let it Loose
DOI
. NPS. Everglades National Park.
Species of Concern; Management

Division of Plant Industry
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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

Exotic Species Management
Seminole County Natural Lands Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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

Nonindigenous Species
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

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

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University/Academic

Center for Biological Control
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Management

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; Find Plants in Your Region

Florida's Introduced Bird Series
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

Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative in the Parks
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 
Species of Concern
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Organizations

Melaleuca Eradication And Other Exotic Plants
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Species of Concern; Management

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Special Note: Includes interactive forum, Invasive Plant Listsand The Landowners Guide to Exotic Plants: Stop the Problem Before It Starts

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

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

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Last Modified: Dec 02, 2014
 
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