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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:

Rhode Island Freshwater Lakes and Ponds: Aquatic Invasive Plants and Water Quality Concerns (PDF | 11.20 MB) (Feb 2012)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws Section 42-17.1-2-34, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has used available information to report on the water quality of lakes, the occurrence of aquatic invasive species in lakes and the feasibility of instituting a boat sticker program as a means to generate funding for lake management. This report acknowledges the need to strengthen lake management in Rhode Island and recommends, subject to the availability of additional funding, that RIDEM establish a program with staff dedicated fulltime to work with lake associations and other important partners to advance needed improvements in lake management.

DEM Revises Regulations So That Felt-Soled Foot Gear is Prohibited Only in State Fresh Waters (Feb 21, 2012)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
DEM's Division of Fish and Wildlife has modified the regulation prohibiting the use of foot gear with external felt soles so that it applies only to the fresh waters of the State.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database - Species Lists By State
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science 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

Mosquitoes, EEE, and West Nile Virus
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Management

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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

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Invasive Plants
New England Wild Flower Society.

Wetland Invaders (PDF | 275 KB)
Northern Rhode Island Conservation District
Species of Concern

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 Alerts
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.
Species of Concern

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