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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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Invasive Species Alert List
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council.
These are plant species for which more information is needed to determine their invasiveness in the state. Some may not yet occur in Tennessee but are found in nearby states. These species have invasive characteristics such as rapid growth and high fruit/seed production and are known to be invasive in similar habitats to those found in Tennessee or are listed as a severe threat in adjacent states or pose substantial management difficulties where they occur. Through this list, TN-EPPC hopes to gather information about their spread in the state. Contact us to Report Invasive Plant if these species are sighted.

Thousand Cankers Disease
Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) poses a serious problem to the health of the black walnut tree. Tennessee Department of Agriculture officials urge area residents and visitors to help prevent the spread of TCD:

  • Don't transport firewood, even within Tennessee.
  • Don't buy or move firewood from outside the state.
  • Watch for signs of infestation in your walnut trees.

If you suspect your walnut tree could be infected with TCD, refer to the TCD Symptoms Checklist and online TCD Report Form to alert state plant and forestry officials, or call TDA's Consumer and Industry Services Division at 1-800-628-2631.

White-nose Syndrome in Tennessee
Tennessee Bat Working Group.
White-nose Syndrome is a mysterious disease that is killing bats across the northeast United States. WNS was first discovered in New York in the winter of 2006/2007, since then the syndrome has spread dramatically and can now be found in Tennessee. Many research projects are underway to help in the fight against WNS, from researching fungicides to modeling the spread and affects of the syndrome. If you would like to help there are many ways in which you can:

  • Report any unusual bat activity (bats flying in the daytime) or unexplained bat deaths to your regional TWRA office. Or check out the Report a Bat Link on this website.
  • Donate to a number of funds collecting money for WNS research (see National Speleological Society and Bat Conservation International pages below).
  • Adhere to state and federal cave closure advisories.
  • Encourage state and federal agencies to assist in WNS research and monitoring activities.

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

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

Pest Tracker - Tennessee
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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Non-Native Invasive Plants
DOI. NPS. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Plant Pests and Diseases
Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern

Restoring Native Plants
Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Water Resources Program.

Wild Hog Regulations
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive/Exotic Species in Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Reservoir Fisheries Management Program.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

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Invasive Species
University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture. Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Insects, Pests, Plant Diseases, and Weeds
University of Tennessee. Extension.

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Protect Tennessee Forests

Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Notes: Native plant landscape recommendations, by region

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Last Modified: May 19, 2016
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