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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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Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project
Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) was detected in the western Massachusetts Town of Dalton on Aug 31, 2012, and was confirmed by federal officials on Sep 6, 2012. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to detect EAB. See latest news to keep up with the latest Massachusetts pest news. If you think you have seen EAB or signs of EAB tree damage in Massachusetts, use the Emerald Ash Borer Reporting Form. Also see how you can help detect EAB -- wasp watchers wanted!

Outsmart Invasive Species Project
University of Massachusetts - Amherst. MassWoods Forest Conservation Program.
We need your help to "outsmart" invasive species in Massachusetts. If you have a smartphone or a digital camera, the power to protect the natural heritage of Massachusetts is already in your hands. Join the Outsmart Invasive Species Project to help stop the spread of non-native plants and insects that threaten our environment.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, "ALB"), a pest of hardwood trees including maple, birch and horse chestnut, was first discovered in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2008. Since their discovery, $50 million in federal and state money has been spent to eradicate the beetle, and 25,000 infested trees in the Worcester area have been cut down in an effort to halt the spread. See Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Asian Longhorned Beetle site for the latest federal news and information, and survey and treatment maps.

If you think you have seen this beetle, we encourage you to submit a report and photos, or you can call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-702-9938.

Latest Hot Topic: Zebra Mussel
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Zebra mussels, a highly aggressive aquatic invasive species, was discovered at Laurel Lake in Aug 2009. A Clean Boat Certification Form (PDF | 647 KB) is required for all watercraft at state boat ramps that are determined to be a high or moderate risk for zebra mussel colonization. Failure to comply can result in a fine.

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

Pest Tracker - Massachusetts
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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Massachusetts Prohibited Plants
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Bureau of Farm Projects and Plant Industries.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Invasive Aquatic Species
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Water Resources. Lakes and Ponds Program.
Species of Concern; Management

Aquatic Invasive Species Program
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
Species of Concern; Management

Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Project
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Wetlands Restoration Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Controls

Invasive Species
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Habitats.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

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Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
University of Connecticut.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Integrated Pest Management
University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

Invasive Plants of Nantucket
University of Massachusetts - Boston. Electronic Field Guide Project.
Species of Concern

Marine Bioinvaders
MIT. Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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Invasive Plants
Deerfield River Watershed Association.
Species of Concern; Community; Monitoring

Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Blog

Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group
Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group.
Species of Concern

Invasive Plants
New England Wild Flower Society.

Coastal Habitat Invasives Monitoring Program
Salem Sound Coastwatch.
Species of Concern; Management

SuAsCo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
SuAsCo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.
Species of Concern; Management

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