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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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PFBC Issues Alert to Contain Invasive Species in Centre County (Oct 11, 2013)
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
After confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) known as New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Spring Creek, Centre County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters.

Another Invasive Pest Discovered in Pennsylvania (Nov 19, 2012)
Pennsylvania State University. College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State researchers recently discovered the African Fig Fly in Pennsylvania for the first time, giving fruit growers across the state another invasive pest to be on the look out for. Zaprionus indianus Gupta, commonly known in Brazil as the African Fig Fly (AFF), was discovered last month by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in grape and pest survey traps. For more information about AFF and other fruit pests, visit Penn State's Fruit Research & Extension Center.

New App Lets You Report Invasive Species (Oct 15, 2012)
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. The network covers the states of Ohio, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Six More Counties; Public Urged Not to Transport Firewood (PDF | 44 KB) (Aug 3, 2012)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Emerald Ash Borer beetle has been discovered in Bucks, Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, Snyder and Venango counties. With these new finds, 28 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest "Emerald Ash Borer beetles have plagued Pennsylvania since 2007 with new positive sites found each year," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "You can help prevent the further spread of these pests by not hauling firewood from place to place. Burn it where you buy it."

State Agencies Issue Alert to Contain Invasive Species in Youghiogheny (PDF | 92 KB) (Jun 11, 2012)
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
With the recent confirmation of the invasive aquatic alga known as didymo, or "rock snot," in the Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters. During the past two months, state officials have documented didymo blooms in the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park, in the Delaware River as far south as Bucks County, and in Dyberry Creek in Wayne County.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Pennsylvania 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 - Pennsylvania
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Pennsylvania
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

Animal Health & Diagnostic Services and Noxious, Invasive and Poisonous Plant Program
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Emerald Ash Borer Survey Program
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Laws and Regulations; Management; Contacts

Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management; Special Note: Invasive Exotic Plant Management Tutorial for Natural Lands Managers

West Nile Virus Surveillance Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Aquatic Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA
. NRCS. Pennsylvania.
Species of Concern; Contacts

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University/Academic

Vegetation Management Research
Pennsylvania State University.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

Weed Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Management

Animal Health and Plant Health
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension
Species of Concern; Publications

Invasive Species Resources
Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
Species of Concern; Publications

Invasive Plants
University of Pennsylvania. Morris Arboretum.
Species of Concern; Publications

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Organizations

Common Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas - Pennsylvania Field Guide (PDF | 8.77 MB)
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
Species of Concern

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

BioBullies and Weeding Invasives
Natural Biodiversity.

Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania (PISC)
Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Great Lakes Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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