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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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2013 Garlic Mustard Challenge! - "West Virginia: Wild and Weed-Free" -- Various pull dates in Apr-May 2013
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area.
This annual event calls for volunteer to help pull garlic mustard in sites in Tennessee and West Virginia. Garlic Mustard has gained much attention in recent years for its ability to rapidly invade wooded habitats from disturbed areas. Garlic mustard is highly invasive and threatens the abundant wildflowers and diverse forest ecosystem of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The CWPMA serves Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia and Highland County in Virginia.

New Counties Added to Emerald Ash Borer List in 2012 (Dec 12, 2012)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Seven new counties were added to West Virginia's list of Emerald Ash Borer-infested counties in 2012, bringing the total number of affected counties in West Virginia to 24. New detections were made in Mercer, Ritchie, Braxton, Hampshire, Mineral, Lewis and Lincoln Counties, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA). West Virginia is currently under a federal EAB quarantine, which means that ash logs or products must be inspected and certified as EAB-free before they can be moved to any uninfested state.

West Virginia 2012 Forest Health Highlights (PDF | 147 KB) (Nov 2012)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Five Counties Added to Gypsy Moth Quarantine Area (Oct 11, 2012)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has added McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming Counties to its gypsy moth quarantine after surveys documented the presence of egg masses. The quarantine is effective as of October 11, 2012. This brings the state total to 44 counties regulated under gypsy moth quarantine. A federal gypsy moth quarantine is also in place, but it applies to regulated items that cross state lines. The West Virginia quarantine governs movements among counties within the state.

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

Status of Invasive Plants - West 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 - West 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 Species Control
DOI. FWS. West Virginia Field Office.

Plant Industries Division
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Aquatic Invasive Species
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Resources.
Species of Concern; Management

Exotic/Invasive Species
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Resources.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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West Virginia University Extension Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Weeds Affecting Forage Crops
West Virginia University. Extension Service.

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West Virginia Native Plant Society
West Virginia Native Plant Society.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Last Modified: Aug 05, 2015
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