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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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Haywood County Wood Products Under NCDA&CS Quarantine for Thousand Cankers Disease (Jan 3, 2013)
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has placed Haywood County wood products under quarantine due to a recent detection of thousand cankers disease in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "This marks the first time the disease has been detected in the state, and by placing restrictions on a variety of plant material and wood products, we hope to keep the disease from spreading into other counties," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Anyone with questions about this quarantine should contact Phil Wilson, NCDA&CS plant pest administrator, at 919-707-3730, or go to the NC Forest Service website.

Flathead Catfish Introductions Threaten Native Bullhead Fishery in Yadkin River (Nov 5, 2012)
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Snail bullheads and flat bullheads, also known as mudcats or yellow cats, have declined significantly throughout the upper Yadkin River, due to the introduction of the non-native flathead catfish - a voracious predator that has an appetite for bullheads. "To prevent episodes like this one from playing out in other water bodies across the state, it is imperative that anglers do not release any species of fish into streams, rivers or lakes where they were taken," Hodges said. "The introduction of exotic fish species into North Carolina waters is among the most significant threats to populations of both game fish and nongame fish alike."

Where Are They Now? Monitoring Firewood-Vectored Invasive Forest Pests in North Carolina (PDF | 670 KB) (Oct 2012)
North Carolina Forest Service.
Emerald ash borer, laurel wilt disease, thousand cankers disease, and the European gypsy moth are likely to be brought into North Carolina in or on firewood. The use of local firewood is an important factor in preventing the spread of potentially devastating invasive species to our state's forests. Please keep this in mind as you prepare for your outdoor recreation activities.

Be On the Lookout for Emerald Ash Borer! (PDF | 742 KB) (Jun 2012)
North Carolina Forest Service.
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is not known to exist in North Carolina. Over the last couple of years, EAB has been quietly expanding its range within two of our border states: Tennessee and Virginia. Within these two states, EAB has been confirmed in five counties that border North Carolina: Monroe, Blount, and Sevier in Tennessee and Pittsylvania and Halifax in Virginia (see the map at the end of this document). This pest is an imminent threat to ash trees in North Carolina. Suspected EAB-infested trees should be reported to the N.C. Forest Service - Forest Health Branch or you can report suspect trees via email at newpest@ncagr.gov.

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

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

Pest Tracker - North Carolina
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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Plant Protection Section
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry Division.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

North Carolina Aquatic Weed Control Program
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Water Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Forest Health
North Carolina Forest Service.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management; Monitoring

Invasive Exotic Plants of North Carolina (2008; PDF | 2.5 MB)
North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Species of Concern; Management
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Aquatic Weed Management
North Carolina State University. Crop Science.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Invasive, Exotic Plants of the Southeast
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.

Species of Concern

Integrated Pest Management Program
North Carolina State University. Extension.
Publications; Management

Water Gardens and Weeds
North Carolina State University. Crop Science.
Species of Concern; Contacts

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Invasive Exotic Plants
North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Species of Concern

Pushy Plants and Alien Animals: Invasive Species in North Carolina
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Educational Resource

Invasive Exotic Plants
North Carolina Native Plant Society.
Species of Concern

North Carolina Invasive Plant Council (NC-IPC)
North Carolina Invasive Plant Council.
Contacts; Publications

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