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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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Maine DEP and IFW Issued Temporary Belgrade Lakes Ban On Boats Extended To Facilitate Fight Against Invasive Milfoil (Sep 17, 2012)
Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
The Maine Departments of Environmental Protection and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have extended the temporary ban of all boats on Great Meadow Stream and a portion of Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes Region to enable effective control efforts of a variable leaf milfoil infestation on the popular waterway. By the order, signed by Commissioner Patricia Aho and IFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock, no watercraft may enter or travel these waterways through Dec. 31 except in emergency situations or when state officials and endorsed partners are doing survey or removal work related to the variable leaf milfoil infestation.

Winter Moth Invasive Found in Harpswell (Jun 15, 2012)
Maine Department of Conservation.
A new invasive pest has been discovered in Harpswell, one that can damage Maine's hard wood, fruit trees and blueberry bushes and possibly affect the state's associated industries from wood products to agriculture to tourism, according to Maine Forest Service (MFS) entomologists. An area of about 400 acres in the small coastal town was found last month to be infested with winter moth, a small tan moth that lays eggs that develop into a voracious caterpillar that causes the leaves on trees to look like Swiss cheese. The green inchworms can be seen in trees this time of year, according to the forestry entomologists. It is the first time that the insect infestation has been found in Maine.

Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, but Deadly to Bats (PDF | 64 KB) (May 24, 2011)
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine. During surveys conducted by MDIF&W biologists this spring, bats at two sites in Oxford County displayed visible signs of white-nose syndrome fungus on their wings and muzzles.

Invasive Hemlock Insect Found in Kittery Point (Nov 5, 2010)
Maine Forest Service.
A new population of the invasive insect, Elongate Hemlock Scale, that damages hemlocks, has been discovered in southern Maine. The elongate hemlock scale was found for the first time in a natural setting of hemlocks, rather than an ornamental landscape setting, indicating that there is an additional threat to Maine's forest health. The scale also can exist in fir trees. Though the scale has not yet been discovered in Maine in natural fir stands, its presence and possible need for treatment could eventually impact the state's commercial Christmas tree industry, state officials predict. The discovery of elongate hemlock scale also follows recent findings that an associated invasive species that destroys hemlocks - Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) - has spread farther up the coast of Maine from South Portland to Bristol. For more information, see Hemlock Woolly Adelgid In Maine.

What is your wood hiding?
Maine Forest Service.
Moving firewood can transport exotic insects & diseases
that pose a serious threat to our forests. Don't transport firewood -- BURN IT WHERE YOU BUY IT!

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

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

Pest Tracker - Maine
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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Invasive Plant Species Distribution and Abundance in Acadia National Park
DOI. NPS. Northeast Region.
Species of Concern

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Division of Forest Health and Monitoring
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Forest Service.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Special Note: Emergency Order Restricting Transportation of Firewood Into the State of Maine

Invasive Plants
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Natural Areas Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Notes: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets

Invasive Aquatic Plants
Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Land and Water Quality.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Aquatic Plants
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

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

Insect Pests and Plant Diseases
University of Maine. Cooperative Extension.
Contacts; Publications; Management

Maine Invasive Species Network
University of Maine. Maine Invasive Species Network.
Species of Concern; Contacts

What is an Invasive Species?
University of Southern Maine. Gulf of Maine Area Program.
Species of Concern

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Invasives Program Background
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Maine Lakes Report and Invasive Plant Patrol

Invasive Plants
New England Wild Flower Society.

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