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Invasive Species Resources

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University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.

Ohio Invasive Plants Council.

In September of 2014, the Ohio General Assembly granted the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) the exclusive authority to regulate invasive plants species. Under the law invasive plants are defined as plant species that are not native to Ohio whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health as determined by scientific studies. After nearly two years of stakeholder outreach, new rules have been established and are effective as of January 7, 2018. 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant.
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
University of Minnesota. Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center.
To determine which pests posed immediate threats, MITPPC undertook an expansive evaluation process. It convened 15 expert panelists, who ultimately identified 124 significant invasive species threatening our state. This panel also identified 17 criteria that could be used to rate species in an objective, computerized ranking system. Criteria included factors like environmental and economic impact, ability to establish and spread and proximity to the state. Rankings are updated regularly, no later than every other year or as new threats emerge on a more urgent basis. The full whitepaper, "Minnesota's Top 124 Terrestrial Invasive Plants and Pests: Priorities for Research (PDF | 1.4 MB)," outlines all prioritization methods and results
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Division of Agriculture.
Ohio Administrative Code.
Georgia Invasive Species Task Force.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources.