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Early Detection and Rapid Response

Describes detection methods for invasive animal species and coordinated responses to these threats. See Manager's Tool Kit - Early Detection and Rapid Response for general resources and other species.


Wisconsin's Response Plan for Emerald Ash Borer
Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer Information Source.

Cactus Moth Detection and Monitoring Network
Mississippi State University. Geosystems Research Institute.

Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit - Incursion Response
Pacific Biosecurity; Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme; Pacific Community.

Federal Government

Forest Health Monitoring - Early Warning System
USDA. Forest Service.

Early Detection and Rapid Response for Non-Native Bark and Ambrosia Beetles (May 2008; PDF | 6.3 MB)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

New Pest Response Guidelines: Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) (Revised Aug 2008; PDF | 303 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Prepared by: Invasive Species and Pest Management Staff

International Government

A Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage (2006; PDF | 1.2 MB)
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Detecting Signs and Symptoms of Asian Longhorned Beetle Injury: Training Guide (2006; PDF | 9.44 MB)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service; Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Plant Biosecurity Toolbox
Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. Pests and Diseases Image Library.
The Plant Biosecurity Toolbox (PBT) provides detailed, web-based diagnostic information to assist with the rapid identification of exotic plant pests and diseases in the event of an incursion.

State Government


EDIS Topic - Introduced Reptile Early Detection and Documentation (REDDy) Series
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source - publication resources

Emerald Ash Borer Detection Project
Michigan Technological University. School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

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