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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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Invasive Plants Found in Louisiana's Forests, 2010 - Forest Inventory & Analysis Factsheet (Sep 2012; PDF | 614 KB)
USDA. Forest Service. Southern Research Station.
This update describes current results from data collected in Louisiana between 2002 and 2010 by the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program at the Southern Research Station of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and provides illustrations of where invasive plants are being observed in forests across the State. These estimates and coverage maps will be updated on a periodic basis.

LWF Commission Takes Action to Prevent the Spread of Exotics (Aug 2, 2012)
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has taken measures to prevent the spread two of exotics, the apple snail and Rio Grand cichlid. Both species pose a threat to native habitat and fish populations.

Boll Weevil Eradication Achieved in Louisiana (Mar 1, 2012)
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the boll weevil has been eradicated in the state of Louisiana. However, the constant threat of the boll weevil entering the state through natural or man-assisted means remains, Strain said. "Boll weevil program personnel must continue to monitor all cotton grown in the state to ensure that a reemergence does not occur," Strain said. "In addition to our continued monitoring efforts, we will focus our attention on building an emergency fund to address any reintroduction or re-infestation that may occur."

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

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

Pest Tracker - Louisiana
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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Horticulture and Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Note: Pesticide and Environmental Programs

Unwanted Vegetation and Invasive Species/Prohibited Exotics
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations Management

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Species of Concern; Management

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Invasive Species
Louisiana Sea Grant. Louisiana Marine Education Resources.

Louisiana Invasive Species
Tulane University; Xavier University. Center for Bioenvironmental Research.
Species of Concern

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Exotic Invasive Species
Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasives Watch
Caddo Lake Institute. Great Raft Invasives Program.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

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Last Modified: Aug 05, 2015
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