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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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Hello Zebra Mussels, Goodbye Texas Lakes
Zebra mussels are a small, destructive invasive species that can spread across Texas by hitching a ride on boats and trailers. Zebra mussels can cause tremendous environmental and economic damage - hurting aquatic life, damaging your boat, hindering water recreation and even threatening your water supply. In the state's ongoing effort to combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, new rules effective July 1, 2014 require that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained after use.

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Tell your friends and family about invasive species! Share videos, brochures, photos and other materials. Texas is a big state, and we can't get the word out to everyone without your help. You can either fill out the form to order them, or you can download versions from this website.

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 (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 - 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?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

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Austin Invasive Plants Management
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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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

Forest Health
Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service.

Trees of Texas - Aggressive Invaders
Texas A&M University. Texas A&M Forest Service.

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Gulf & South Atlantic 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

The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Plants of the Galveston Bay Area
Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Texas).
Species of Concern

Species of Concern; Organizations; Community; Monitoring; Special Note: Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council (TIPPC)

Last Modified: May 19, 2016
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