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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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Let Us Know If You See Any Winter Moths
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Forest Service.
Winter moth was first recorded in Nova Scotia in the 1930s and then in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970's. It showed up in eastern Massachusetts in the early 2000's and has since spread into coastal Maine from Kittery to Bar Harbor. Fill out the Winter Moth Survey to help us gather information about the distribution of these moths across Maine. The results will be used to help with biological control development and other research.

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!

Vital Signs
Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Vital Signs is a statewide effort to address invasive species. Our collective research focus is on locating invasive species and documenting the native species and habitats vulnerable to invasions. Together we are using scientific tools and habits of mind to look for native and invasive species in local habitats. We are sharing what we find and do not find online. We are contributing to a greater understanding of and connection to our shared environment.

Emerald Ash Borer Resource Page
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.
The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is one of the most serious invasive species threatening our ash resources and forests. All species of ash that grow in Maine are susceptible to injury and death by the emerald ash borer. There are currently EAB infestations in 23 states and two Canadian provinces. The closest infestations to Maine are in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The emerald ash borer has not been found in Maine. If you suspect emerald ash borer in Maine, please report it online, or call: 207-287-3891.

State Specific Threats:

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.

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

Got Pests?
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.

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

Non-Native Invasive Marine Species
Maine Department of Marine Resources.

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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, Ticks, 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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Vital Signs
Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

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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