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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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Nebraskans Urged to Buy Firewood Instate, Stop Tree Killing Insects and Disease (Oct 30, 2012)
NTV abc News.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has not been found in Nebraska, but has been found in states surrounding Nebraska, including Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Professional foresters believe it is spreading mainly by transfer of infested firewood along major highways. To help avoid the spread of EAB and other tree diseases, Nebraska residents needing to buy firewood this winter are being asked to purchase locally harvested wood to keep plant diseases and insects from spreading to the state. See Emerald Ash Borer information from Nebraska Department of Agriculture and if you suspect an EAB infestation in Nebraska.

Sportsman's Guide to Invasive Species (PDF | 7.17 MB) (Oct 2012)
Center for Invasive Species Management; Missouri River Watershed Coalition.
In order to win the battle against invasive species it is critical that sportsmen and sportswomen work with conservationists to identify and help contain the threats that invasive species pose to our habitat and wildlife in Nebraska. A new Sportsman's Guide is now available to help all Nebraska's Sportsmen and sportswomen learn about invasive species and provide a reference for people to identify and report them as they are encountered across the wide expanse that is Nebraska's great outdoors. Download your copy today and start helping us win the battle against invasive species in out state.

Nebraska Rapid Response Planning for Invasive Species - Draft (PDF | 0.99 MB) (Aug 14, 2012)
Nebraska Invasive Species Council.
Invasive species pose a significant environmental and economic threat to the ecosystems and communities of the Midwest region and beyond. While avoiding invasive species introductions is key, managers must be prepared to take action when prevention measures fail. This plan provides guidelines for responding to an invasive species incident quickly and effectively. Its foundation is Incident Command System, a standardized protocol that allows for a common response framework across agencies and jurisdictions. Additionally, this plan serves as a tool for developing species specific Rapid Response Plans.

Law to Help Address Nebraska's Invasive Species Issues (Apr 17, 2012)
Nebraska Fish and Game Association Forum.
Gov. Dave Heineman earlier this month signed LB 391 into law, giving the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission a tool to help control and prevent the spread of invasive species in the state. The legislation introduced by state Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala prohibits the possession, import, export, purchase, sale or transport of aquatic invasive species. The new law also created the Nebraska Invasive Species Council, which will serve as an advisory council for state invasive species policy. To view information about the legislation, visit the Nebraska Legislature website.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Nebraska or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information.

State Noxious Weed List - Nebraska
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Nebraska
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?
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

Noxious and Nuisance Weeds
Douglas County Environmental Services.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Weed Control Authority
Lancaster County.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Note: Weed Complaint Form

Entomology and Apiary Program
Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Noxious Weed Program
Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Species Information and Tips
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management; Monitoring

Great Plains Tree and Forest Invasives Initiative: A Multi-State Cooperative Effort for Education, Mitigation and Utilization (PDF | 3.1 MB)
South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Resource Conservation & Forestry.
Species of Concern, Contacts, Organizations, Management, Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

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University/Academic

Nebraska Invasive Species Project
University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Species of Concern; Management

Weeds and Toxic Plants and Insects
University of Nebraska. Cooperative Extension. Lancaster County. Nebraska Production Agriculture.
Publications

Insects and Pests and Weeds
University of Nebraska. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Publications

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Organizations

Lower Platte Weed Management Area
Lower Platte Weed Management Area.
Species of Concern; Management

Nebraska Weed Control Association
Nebraska Weed Control Association.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Laws and Regulations; Management

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