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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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Virginia Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Include the Entire Commonwealth (Jul 26, 2012)
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has expanded the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Quarantine to include the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Under this statewide quarantine, the regulated articles, which include ash trees, green (non-heat treated) ash lumber and ash wood products, as well as hardwood firewood, are no longer subject to localized movement restrictions and may now move freely within the state.

Virginia Expands Thousand Cankers Disease Quarantine to Include the Counties of Fairfax and Prince William and the Cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park (Jul 24, 2012)
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
This action became necessary after the detection of thousand cankers disease in the counties of Fairfax and Prince William. The quarantine area now includes Chesterfield, Fairfax, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Prince William counties and the cities of Colonial Heights, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park and Richmond.

Boxwood Blight: A New Disease of Boxwood Found in the Eastern U.S. (Jan 5, 2012)
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Boxwood blight (also called "box blight" in Europe), caused by the fungal pathogen Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum (=C. buxicola), was found for the first time in the United States in North Carolina, Virginia and Connecticut in 2011. The first reported infestation in the U.S. was in a North Carolina nursery and the disease was introduced to Virginia on plants from that nursery. Spread outside the two Virginia locations, both of which are fields owned by a single nursery, has not been reported. However, growers should be aware of the symptoms of boxwood blight and monitor nursery and landscape boxwoods for symptoms.

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

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

Pest Tracker - Virginia
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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Invasive Plant Program
Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Community; Management

Invasive Management Area
Fairfax County Park Authority.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Community; Management

Plant and Pest Services
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Species of Concern; Management; Monitoring

Emerald Ash Borer
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia State Parks.
Species of Concern

Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Natural Heritage Program.
Species of Concern; Publications

Virginia Invasive Species Council
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia Invasive Species Council.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Insects and Species
Virginia Department of Forestry.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

West Nile Virus
Virginia Department of Health.
Special of Concern; Contacts

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Invasive Exotic Plants at the University of Richmond
University of Richmond.
Species of Concern

Weed Identification Guide
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Species of Concern

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Watch Out for Invasive Exotics
Reston Association.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Special Note: Alternative plants

iMapInvasives - Virginia
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Species of Concern; Management

Alien Invasive Landscape Plants and Invasive Alien Plant Species
Virginia Native Plant Society.
Species of Concern

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Last Modified: Aug 05, 2015
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