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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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Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut Frequently Asked Questions
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. North Carolina Forest Service.
Thousand cankers disease is a fungal disease of walnuts (Juglans spp.) that is carried from tree to tree by a small bark beetle called the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis). It has killed countless ornamental black walnut trees in the western U.S. and was found for the first time in the eastern U.S. in 2010. The first recorded incident of thousand cankers disease in North Carolina (Haywood County) was confirmed in late fall, 2012.Please report the location and descriptions of potentially positive trees to 1-800-206-9333 or newpest@ncagr.gov.

Where Are They Now? Monitoring Firewood-Vectored Invasive Forest Pests in North Carolina (PDF | 875 KB)
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 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.

Emerald Ash Borer Frequently Asked Questions
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. North Carolina Forest Service.
The emerald ash borer is a metallic green beetle that bores into ash trees feeding on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree. It is not native to the United States and was first found in the U.S. near Detroit, Michigan in 2002. In 2013, the emerald ash borer was found in Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren counties in North Carolina. In 2015 it was found in many additional counties, and a statewide EAB quarantine went into effect in North Carolina.

Subscribe to NC Pest News and Alerts
North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension.
Sign-up to receive news and alerts about pests that affect NC crops. Topics are written by agricultural specialists from NC Cooperative Extension Service. The NC Pest News is distributed by email once a week. Pest Alerts contain very time sensitive information and are delivered the same day as written. During the growing season their will be an abundance of news and fewer articles will be published during the winter months.

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 - 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 Environmental Quality. 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

Non-Native Species
DOI. NPS. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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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

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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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