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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:

Boxwood Blight: A New Disease of Boxwood Found in the Eastern U.S.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
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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.

Wavyleaf Basketgrass in Virginia
Piedmont Environmental Council.
Wavyleaf basketgrass is a new exotic grass rapidly moving into forests and meadows in Virginia and Maryland. The Piedmont Environmental Council is part of a Task Force committed to stopping this plant before it forms a thick carpet on our forest floors, crowding out native plants. If you think you spot wavyleaf basketgrass, please report your sighting.

Firewood Quarantines
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia State Parks.
Invasive insect pests and diseases are threatening the future forests of Virginia. The transport of firewood is one of the primary means by which these harmful insects and diseases spread. Quarantines have been issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to restrict the movement of firewood from counties where the pests have been found to counties without them.

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Plants by State and County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Species Status Report by State
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Includes invasive species by category for insects, diseases, plants, and animals.
See also: Invasive Species Status Report by Congressional District

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.

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

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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Government

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

Firewood Quarantines
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 Working Group
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia Invasive Species Council.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Forest Health
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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University/Academic

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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Organizations

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

iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
Species of Concern; Management
iMapInvasives is an invasive species reporting and data management tool that is on-line and map-based. The primary focus for iMapInvasives is to track invasive species locations and management efforts. iMapInvasives tools can be used by citizen scientists, land owners, natural resources managers, and others who are working to prevent, control, or manage invasive species. The iMapInvasives network is currently comprised of ten U.S. states and one Canadian province (Arizona, Florida, Maine, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia).

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