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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.

Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Provides State pest detection contacts, recent state exotic pest news, links to state pest resources, and a list of state CAPS survey targets.

PLANTS Database - State Noxious Weed Lists
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
States which designated certain plants as legally noxious.
See also: Federal Noxious Weed List and Composite list (summary of noxious status for all listed plants in the U.S.)

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Council or Task Force

Virginia Invasive Species Working Group
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia Invasive Species Council.

Partnership

iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.

State Government

Invasive Plant Program
Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources.

Invasive Management Area
Fairfax County Park Authority.

Plant Industry Services
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Firewood Quarantines
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia State Parks.

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

Forest Health
Virginia Department of Forestry.

West Nile Virus
Virginia Department of Health.

Academic

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

Weed Identification Guide
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Professional

Watch Out for Invasive Exotics
Reston Association.

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Last Modified: Sep 28, 2016
 
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