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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:

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

Status of Invasive Plants - Pennsylvania / 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?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

Animal Health & Diagnostic Services
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Bureau of Plant Industry
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Species in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management; Special Note: Invasive Plant Management Tutorial

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

PA Noxious Weeds/Reportable Plants
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program.

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

Species of Concern; Contacts

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University/Academic

Roadside Vegetative Management Project
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
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension
Species of Concern; Publications

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

Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
Species of Concern; Publications

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

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Organizations

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

BioBullies
Natural Biodiversity.

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

Invasive Species
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

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