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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:

Zebra Mussels Found in Bluebill Lake (Jul 17, 2012)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently found zebra mussels on a sampler in Bluebill Lake. The sampler was placed in the lake specifically to monitor for zebra mussels because of the lake's proximity to Clear Lake, which has had zebra mussels since 2005. Bluebill Lake is a 40-acre lake located 4 miles south of Clear Lake. Bluebill Lake is the state's fourth interior lake confirmed to have zebra mussels. Clear Lake, Lake Delhi, and Rathbun Lake are the others.

New State Record Bighead Carp Snagged in New Iowa Location (Jul 10, 2012)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The first bighead carp documented from Rathbun Lake is also a new Iowa state record. The 93 pound, 8 ounce bighead carp was caught by Larry Sparks on June 15 and confirmed by fisheries biologists with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Bighead and silver carp were introduced into southern U.S. fish farms in the 1970s to help control algae. They subsequently escaped into the Mississippi River Basin during floods and have developed self-sustaining populations in rivers throughout the basin. See What to Do If You Think You Have Found an Asian Carp (2010; PDF | 584 KB).

Experts Watching for Tiny Beetle That Threatens Walnut Trees (Jun 26, 2012)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Iowa tree and bug experts are looking for the presence of a beetle that could cause problems with Iowa's valuable black walnut industry. Thousand cankers disease is specific to walnuts and has been confirmed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington in the 1990s. Recently, the disease has been confirmed in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. It has not been found in Iowa. The disease is introduced into a tree by the walnut twig beetle that carries a fungus on its body. The plant pathogen is spread under the bark of walnut trees when the beetle creates its extensive galleries.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Iowa 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 - Iowa
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Iowa
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

Entomology and Plant Science Bureau
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive and Noxious Weeds and Weed Commissioner Information
Dallas County (Iowa). Road Department.
Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Fighting Invasive Species
Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring

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University/Academic

Invasive Species at CERA
Grinnell College. Conard Environmental Research Area.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Monitoring

Center for Food Security & Public Health
Iowa State University.
Species of Concern; Publications

Weed Biology Library
Iowa State University.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management; Monitoring

European Corn Borer Homepage
Iowa State University. Entomology.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring

Integrated Pest Management at Iowa State University
Iowa State University.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring

Iowa State Weed Science Online
Iowa State University. Extension and Agronomy.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management; Monitoring

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Organizations

Aquatic Invasive Species
Iowa Great Lakes Association.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Monitoring

Aquatic Invasive Species
Iowa Great Lakes Water Safety Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Monitoring

Okoboji Protective Association
Okoboji Protective Association.
Species of Concern; Monitoring

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2014
 
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