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."