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Pennsylvania

Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

Items of Interest:

Thousand Cankers Disease
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
On Aug. 9, 2011, the department in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Penn State Cooperative Extension confirmed the presence of Thousand Cankers Disease in black walnut trees in Bucks County. Since this pest complex cannot be eradicated in Pennsylvania, and since black walnut is of high value to the forest products industry and to forest and urban ecologies, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is joining with state and federal agencies and Penn State Cooperative Extension to slow the spread of TCD in the state through monitoring and quarantine. For more information or to report a possible case of Thousand Cankers Disease on walnut please contact your local county cooperative extension office or contact the Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-253-7189 or Badbug@pa.gov.

Great Lakes Early Detection Network App
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan.

Emerald Ash Borer
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Bureau of Forestry.
The emerald ash borer is a half-inch long metallic green beetle with the scientific name Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire. Larvae of this beetle feed under the bark of ash trees. Their feeding eventually girdles and kills branches and entire trees. Emerald ash borer was first identified in North America in southeastern Michigan in 2002. To report possible infested trees in Pennsylvania, contact: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 1-866-253-7189.

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Plants by State and County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Species Status Report by State
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Includes invasive species by category for insects, diseases, plants, and animals.
See also: Invasive Species Status Report by Congressional District

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.

Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Provides State pest detection contacts, recent state exotic pest news, links to state pest resources, and a list of state CAPS survey targets.

PLANTS Database - State Noxious Weed Lists
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
States which designated certain plants as legally noxious.
See also: Federal Noxious Weed List and Composite list (summary of noxious status for all listed plants in the U.S.)

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Council or Task Force

Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania (PISC)
Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania.

Partnership

Invasive Species
Great Lakes Commission.

Federal Government

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA
. NRCS. Pennsylvania.

State Government

Animal Health & Diagnostic Services
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Bureau of Plant Industry
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Invasive Species in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Forestry.

West Nile Virus Surveillance Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Aquatic Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

PA Noxious Weeds/Reportable Plants
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program.

Academic

Roadside Vegetative Management Project
Pennsylvania State University.

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.

Weed Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.

Animal Health
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension

Plant Health
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension

Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

Invasive Plants
University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Flora Project of Morris Arboretum.

Professional

Invasive Plants
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (Pennsylvania).

BioBullies
Natural Biodiversity.

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