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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:

Kentucky Emerald Ash Borer Information
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.
Officials with the Office of the State Entomologist in the University of Kentucky Entomology Department on May 22, 2009 announced two confirmed occurrences in Kentucky of emerald ash borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees. These are the first findings of this destructive insect in the state.

White Nose Syndrome
DOI. NPS. Mammoth Cave National Park.
Bats are dying. Please help us protect them. A disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) is spreading through the eastern United States, killing bat populations. White-nose syndrome is considered to be present in the Mammoth Cave System. It is believed that humans may contribute to the spread of white-nose syndrome by visiting contaminated caves or mines and then wearing the same clothing or carrying the same objects to unaffected caves or mines, transporting spores from one place to the other. You can help us save bats by following a few simple guidelines.

You Can Help!
University of Kentucky. Kentucky Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
The more people we have looking for invasive pests, the better our chances are to prevent establishment of the pest in Kentucky. If you see a pest (insect, invertebrate, plant disease) that could be one of the exotics featured on this website, let us know!

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: Kentucky
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Pest Tracker - Kentucky
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

Public Pest and Recycling Assistance
Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Pest and Weed.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Nuisance Species Plans
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Asian Carp Information
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Species of Concern; Management

Wild Pigs in Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Forest Health Program - Insects, Disease and Invasives
Kentucky Department for Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Monitoring

Pocket Field Guide to Kentucky's Common Weeds (PDF | 1.59 MB)
Louisville Water Company (Kentucky).
Species of Concern

Invasive Plants
City of Bowling Green (Kentucky). Tree Advisory Board.
Species of Concern

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University/Academic

Kentucky IPM
University of Kentucky. Entomology.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

Plant Pathology Extension
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.

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Organizations

Invasive Species
Boone County Arboretum (Kentucky).
Species of Concern; Management

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Invasive Exotic Plant List

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