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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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New App Lets You Report Invasive Species (Oct 15, 2012)
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan. The network covers the states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Sale of Invasive Aquatic Plants Banned (Aug 28, 2012)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
It will be illegal to sell 28 invasive aquatic plants in Indiana, effective Aug. 31. The new rule, which was recently approved by the Indiana Natural Resources Commission, also makes offering such plants for gift, barter, exchange or distribution illegal. The purpose of this rule is to help prevent the introduction and distribution of aquatic invasive plants into Indiana waters and wetlands. View a list (PDF | 9 KB) of the prohibited plants and the exact language of the rule.

Destructive Invasive Insect Found in State for First Time (May 4, 2012)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A tree-killing invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), was found for the first time in Indiana on a landscape tree in LaPorte County in mid-April. Named for the cottony covering over its body, HWA somewhat resembles a cotton swab attached to the underside of young hemlock twigs. Highly infested trees will stop putting on new growth, and major branches die, beginning in the lower part of the tree. Eventually the whole tree is killed. If you suspect an HWA infestation, call the Indiana DNR Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-NO-EXOTIC.

Bat Tests Positive for White-nosed Fungus (Feb 1, 2011)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have received confirmation that a bat found in a southern Indiana cave has tested positive for the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome. The case is the state's first for the WNS fungus, believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than one million bats in the eastern United States.

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 - Indiana
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Indiana
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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Invasive Species
City of Bloomington (Indiana). Environmental Commission.
Species of Concern

Invasive Species
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Management

Natural Areas And Native And Exotic Species - Synthesis of Major Topics in the Lake Michigan Coastal Area
Lake Michigan Coastal Coordination Program.
Species of Concern; Organizations; Laws and Regulations; Management

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Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue University.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management ; Monitoring

Purdue Weed Science
Purdue University. Botany and Plant Pathology.
Contacts; Publications; Management

Extension Entomology
Purdue University. Entomology. Extension.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management; Monitoring

Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program - Indiana's "Most Unwanted" Invasive Plant Pests"
Purdue University. Entomology. Extension.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Browse Pest List by Category - by pest, by commodity, by distribution (country level)

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Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Great Lakes Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Comprehensive site with lots of links

Threat of Invasive Plants and Native Plants
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area
Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

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