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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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Pest Alerts
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
We are currently monitoring these exotic pests as part of the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). If you think you've discovered a pest not native to Rhode Island, and particularly if you suspect the pest to be the Asian Longhorned Beetle or the Emerald Ash Borer, please contact us to let us know.

Please Report Sightings of this Crab! (PDF | 105 KB)
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.
The Chinese Mitten Crab is native to East Asia, and is a potential invasive that could have negative ecological impacts. Mitten Crabs are already established invaders in Europe and on the West Coast of the United States. If you catch a mitten crab:

  • Do not throw it back alive!
  • Freeze the animal, keep it on ice, or preserve it in rubbing alcohol as a last resort
  • Note the precise location and date where the animal was found; take a close up photo of the animal if possible.
  • Report the sighting to CRMC at 401-783-3370 or the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program at 401-874-6233.

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Office of Water Resources.
You can take actions to prevent the further spread of AIS. It is essential for boaters and recreational users of lakes and ponds to be vigilant! Click here for tips on prevention.

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 - Rhode Island (none listed; see State Noxious Weed Lists)
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Rhode Island
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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Invasive Species
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Introduction to Aquatic Invasive Species
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Mosquito Abatement
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Management

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Agriculture.

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Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
University of Connecticut. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Invasive Plants of Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island. Master Gardener Association.

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Invasive Plants
New England Wild Flower Society.

Rhode Island Marine and Estuarine Invasive Species Site
Narragansett Bay Research Reserve. Coastal Training Program.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Species Portal
Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Rhode Island Invasive Species Council
Rhode Island Natural History Survey; Rhode Island Agricultural Experiment Station; University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Invasive Plants
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.
Species of Concern

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Last Modified: May 19, 2016
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