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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:

Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Expansion of Zebra Mussel Rules (Jan 23, 2014)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday approved expanding rules requiring anyone leaving or approaching public waters in 30 counties in Central and North Texas to drain their boats.

Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Zebra Mussels Rules for North Texas (Nov 8, 2013)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved a rule requiring anyone leaving or approaching public waters in 17 North Texas counties to drain their boats to prevent the further spread of invasive zebra mussels.

Spotlight
Texasinvasives.org.
News from the Texasinvasives.org partnership which manages non-native invasive plants and pests in Texas. The partnership includes state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, green industry, academia and other private and public stakeholders who share in the common goal of protecting Texas from the threat of invasive species.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Texas or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

State Noxious Weed List - Texas
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Texas
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?
The Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Government

Hydrilla
Austin City Connection. Watershed Protection Development Review.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Texas Animal Health Commission
Texas Animal Health Commission.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Noxious and Invasive Plants
Texas Department of Agriculture.
Laws and Regulations

West Nile Virus
Texas Department of Health. Zoonosis Control Division.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Prohibited Exotic Species
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas Freshwater Fishing.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Species
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Species of Concern

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University/Academic

Institute for the Study of Invasive Species
Texas State University System.
Species of Concern

Biological Control of Weeds in Texas
Texas A&M University. Entomology.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Notes: Includes FAQ's, references, and links to other sites

Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project
Texas A&M University. Entomology.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

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Organizations

Austin Invasive Species Coalition
Austin Invasive Species Coalition.
Species of Concern; Management

Gulf & South Altantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

Illegal and Invasive Plants
North Texas Water Garden Society.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Laws and Regulations; Management

The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Plants of the Galveston Bay Area
Houston Advanced Research Center; Galveston Bay Estuary Program.
Species of Concern

Texasinvasives.org
Texasinvasives.org.
Species of Concern; Organizations; Community; Monitoring; Special Note: Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council (TIPPC) and Spotlight

Last Modified: Jun 24, 2014
 
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