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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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Bat Disease White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in South Carolina (PDF | 156 KB) (Mar 11, 2013)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern North American, is now officially in South Carolina. Until now, South Carolina appeared to be insulated from white-nose syndrome (WNS). However, a dead bat discovered recently at Table Rock State Park in northern Pickens County has been confirmed to have WNS, which spreads mainly through bat-to-bat contact and has not been found to infect humans or other animals.

2012 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.

Laurel Wilt Pest Now Spreading into Georgetown County (Jan 20, 2012)
South Carolina Forestry Commission.
Laurel wilt, a disease which sounds the death knell for redbay trees wherever it appears, has spread to yet another coastal SC county--Georgetown. Researchers with the South Carolina Forestry Commission (aided by lab staff of the USDA Forest Service) say laurel wilt's movement is having a devastating impact not only on redbays, but possibly other plants in the laurel family. The fungus is extremely fast-acting and trees typically die within a month after being infected. Before its appearance in Georgetown County, laurel wilt was known to be killing redbays in twelve other (mainly coastal) South Carolina counties, according to Forestry Commission entomologist Laurie Reid.

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

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

Pest Tracker - South Carolina
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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Aquatic Nuisance Species Program
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management

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

Insects and Disease
South Carolina Forestry Commission.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

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Forest Pest Management
Clemson University. Forestry and Natural Resources.
Species of Concern; Publications; Special Note: See also Vegetation Management

Invasive Species Program
Clemson University. Department of Plant Industry.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Integrated Pest Management Program
Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service.
Publications; Management

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Invasive Species
South Carolina Native Plant Society.
Publications; Management

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

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Last Modified: Nov 05, 2015
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