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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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Grant Funds Preparation for Invasive Mussels (Mar 28, 2013)
Washington State University.
Researchers at Washington State University are preparing for a Northwest invasion of the zebra mussel - a small, distinctly striped and rather tenacious freshwater mollusk that can quickly encrust underwater surfaces. The mussels have caused significant damage in other parts of the country and pose an enormous risk to the hydroelectric infrastructure, recreational facilities and unique ecological system of the Columbia River Basin. The Columbia River Basin is one of the last major river systems in the U.S. still free of zebra mussels and the closely related quagga mussels; but possibly not for long. Once they are established in the water, they are almost impossible to eradicate.

Tsunami Debris Reaching Washington's Coastline
Washington Department of Ecology.
Some large tsunami debris, such as metal drums, boats and docks, may contain hazardous substances or invasive species. If you find debris that may pose a life-threatening risk, call 911 immediately. Report other tsunami-related debris to the Washington State Marine debris hotline: 1-855-WACOAST (1-855-922-6278). If you believe the debris may be contaminated with aquatic invasive species (AIS), please use the online Invasive Species Reporting Form. Contact DisasterDebris@noaa.gov with all other marine debris concerns and questions.

Washington Invasive Species Council: Annual Report - 2012 (PDF | 575 KB)
Washington Invasive Species Council.
This report discusses the threat invasive species pose to Washington's landscape, industry, wildlife, and people and summarizes the work of the council in 2012. See the top priorities identified by the Council which pose the greatest threat to the state's environment, economy, and human health.

Pacific Northwest Launches "Squeal on Pigs" Campaign Targeted at Feral Swine (Jul 31, 2012)
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Wildlife officials in three Northwest states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington) are intensifying their battle against wild swineby launching a campaign urging hunters, anglers, hikers and others to report any feral pig sighting on a public hotline. To report sightings or suspected sightings of feral swine in Washington, Idaho or Oregon, call toll-free (888) 268-9219.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Washington 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 - Washington
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

Pest Tracker - Washington
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

Noxious Weeds
King County Department of Natural Resources. Water and Land Resources Division.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Community; Management

Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board
Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board
Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Thurston County Noxious Weed Control
Thurston County Noxious Weed Control.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Invasive Species
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Washington's Biodiversity: Status and Threats (2007; PDF | 8.2 MB)

Aquatic Nuisance Species
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Includes Washington State Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan (Oct 2001)

Plants and Insects
Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Aquatic Plant Monitoring
Washington State Department of Ecology. Environmental Assessment Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management; Monitoring

Aquatic Plants and Lakes
Washington State Department of Ecology. Water Quality Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Includes An On-line Version of an Aquatic Plant Identification Manual for Washington's Freshwater Plants

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Washington Invasive Species Council
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management; Special Note: Washington Invasive Species Education (WISE)and Invasive Species Impact and Prevention/Early Action Assessment Tool (2009; PDF | 82 KB)

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University/Academic

Noxious and Invasive Species
Washington State University Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Pest of the Month/Weed of the Month
Washington State University. Cooperative Extension. Whatcom County.
Species of Concern; Publications

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Organizations

Invasive Species
Seattle Audubon Society.
Species of Concern; Community

Invasive Species
Washington Native Plant Society.
Monitoring

Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Management

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