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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:

Emerald Ash Borer on the Move Across Southeast
South Carolina Forestry Commission.
The emerald ash borer is a wood-boring beetle native to Asia. They have killed tens of millions of ash trees as they have moved from their initial infestation in Michigan. The emerald ash borer has been found in 24 states, including Georgia and North Carolina. South Carolina is surrounded! If you suspect an ash tree is infested with emerald ash borer, contact the Clemson Department of Plant Industry at (864)-646-2140, or contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission's Forest Health team at (803) 667-1002 or at djenkins@scfc.gov.

Junior Invasive Inspectors
Clemson University. Invasive Species Program.
The Clemson University Invasive Species Program will soon be recruiting middle school aged youth to help with the early detection of invasive species in South Carolina! Families, school groups, camps and other organizations can register for the Junior Invasive Inspectors Program. Adult leaders will be given curriculum written for teaching children ages 9-13 about general invasive species awareness, understanding latitude and longitude, recognizing targeted forest pests and symptoms of decline in trees.

South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Plan
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Aquatic Nuisance Species Program.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Aquatic Plant Management Council is responsible for the management of nuisance aquatic vegetation in public waters. Each year an Aquatic Plant Management Plan is developed which identifies aquatic weed problem areas, describes management objectives, prescribes management strategies, and determines funding needs and sources.

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

South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council
Southeast Exotic Plant Pest Council.

State Government

Aquatic Nuisance Species Program
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Common Aquatic Plant Management Problems
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Freshwater Fisheries Section.

Invasive Species Information
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Southeast Regional Taxonomic Center.

Insects and Disease
South Carolina Forestry Commission.


Invasive Species Program
Clemson University. Department of Plant Industry.

Integrated Pest Management Program
Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service.


Invasive Species
South Carolina Native Plant Society.

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Last Modified: Sep 28, 2016
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