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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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Zebra Mussels Found in Chase State Fishing Lake (Sep 20, 2012)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels at Chase State Fishing Lake located in Chase County. This latest discovery highlights the need for anglers and boaters to be aware of new bait regulations and the dangers of moving live baitfish and water between water bodies. On Jan. 1, 2012, new regulations designed to prevent further spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) require anglers to use wild-caught baitfish only in the lakes or streams where they were caught. In addition, livewells and bilges of boats must be drained prior to transport from any Kansas water on a public highway. And anglers may not transport live fish from any ANS-designated water. Chase State Lake is now an ANS-designated water (PDF | 78 KB).

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Wyandotte County (Aug 30, 2012)
Kansas Department of Agriculture.
The first-ever presence of emerald ash borer in Kansas was confirmed in Wyandotte County on August 29. Immediately after confirmation by USDA, Kansas implemented an emergency intrastate quarantine for Wyandotte County to prevent further spread of emerald ash borer in Kansas.

Statewide Campaign Aims to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers (Jun 14, 2012)
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) recently launched a statewide campaign, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, to educate Kansans about the environmental and economic threats that aquatic nuisance species (ANS) such as zebra mussels and Asian carp pose to the state's aquatic resources. They often hitchhike with unsuspecting people, so an informed, watchful public can help protect Kansas waters. For more information about aquatic nuisance species, go online to ProtectKSWaters.org or contact Goeckler at 620-342-0658 or jason.goeckler@ksoutdoors.com.

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

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

Pest Tracker - Kansas
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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Noxious Weed Department
Cloud County Government.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Plant Protection and Weed Control
Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Aquatic Nuisance Species
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Noxious Weed Department
Shawnee County Government.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Great Plains Tree and Forest Invasives Initiative: A Multi-State Cooperative Effort for Education, Mitigation and Utilization (PDF | 3.1 MB)
South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Resource Conservation & Forestry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Weed Management
Kansas State University.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Invasive Species in Kansas
Kansas State University. Kansas Forest Service.
Species of Concern

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Invasive Plants
Kansas Native Plant Society.
Species of Concern

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Last Modified: Aug 05, 2015
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