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Invasive Species Resources

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South Dakota State University. Agricultural Experiment Station; Cooperative Extension Service.
USDA. Forest Service.
There are 21 major species of noxious weeds (invasive) on the Black Hills National Forest in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. 

South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.
University of Kentucky. Cooperative Extension Service.
See also: Woody Ornamentals for more fact sheets.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has confirmed that an infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered in northern Sioux Falls. This is the first confirmed infestation in South Dakota. Emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in at least 32 states. On May 9, 2018, Secretary Mike Jaspers implemented an Emergency Plant Pest Quarantine in order to prevent or reduce the spread of the EAB. This emergency quarantine is effective immediately. For more information, see the Emerald Ash Borer in South Dakota website.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
South Dakota Animal Industry Board.
See also: Avian Health for more information
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Conservation and Forestry.

Forest health management in South Dakota encompasses a wide array of growing conditions, management practices and host species.
Kentucky Department for Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.

University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks.

With the discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe and the high probability of the mussels being present in Lake Francis Case, the Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission added those reservoirs to the list of designated containment waters for aquatic invasive species (AIS) management. The commission also added spiny waterflea, round goby, and white perch to the AIS list in South Dakota. In addition, the commission simplified fish importation rules by allowing for a single importation permit from an out-of-state source to be valid for a year from the importer's last inspection, and to list which fish species need to be tested for specific disease-causing pathogens, as part of the importation process.

University of Kentucky. Entomology.
South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Entomology.
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.