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Invasive Species Resources

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Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
New Prevention Topics

USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs - Many Western states instituted watercraft inspection and decontamination programs after the discovery of invasive mussels in Lake Mead in 2007. This section provides resources on mandated watercraft inspection and decontamination programs, as well as some non-mandated but state-funded watercraft inspection efforts.

Aquatic Invasive Species Decals - Some U.S. states require that boaters purchase an aquatic invasive species decal (sometimes called a stamp, sticker, or permit) before operating watercraft in that state. Many of these regulations were instituted as a response to the spread of zebra and quagga mussels into the Western U.S. Fees from the purchase of these decals are typically used to fund local aquatic invasive species outreach and prevention activities.

DOC. NOAA. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS).

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.

In addition to cleaning the air and water, forests hold a tremendous amount of sequestered carbon. When trees die and then decay on the forest floor, that carbon is released into the atmosphere, a phenomenon that is one of the drivers of climate change. A first-of-its-kind study by a team that included the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Purdue University scientists finds that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of carbon stored in trees across the United States. The study, “Biomass losses resulting from insect and disease invasions in USA forests,” is available at: https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/58371.

USDA. FS. Eastern Region.
Templates for fields guides, brochures, pamphlets, outdoor signs to be used to create quality materials to increase awareness and protection.
DOI. NPS. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan).

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Southern Region. State and Private Forestry.

Laurel wilt is a disease of woody plants in the laurel family (Lauraceae). Hundreds of millions of redbay (Persea borbonia) trees have been killed by laurel wilt in the southeastern Atlantic Coastal Plain region of the United States (US). The disease has also killed large numbers of sassafras (Sassafras albidum) trees in forests and landscapes, and avocado (Persea americana) trees in commercial production. As of October 2019, laurel wilt was known to occur from Texas to North Carolina, south through Florida and north to Kentucky. Laurel wilt is expected to continue spreading through sassafras in the eastern US, and is a potential threat to California bay laurel (Umbellularia californica) in the western US and to lauraceous species elsewhere in the world. See Region 8 - Forest & Grassland Health for more information.

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry.

USDA. FS. Northern Research Station.
Contains invited papers, short contributions, abstracts, and working group summaries from the Beech Bark Disease Symposium in Saranac Lake, NY, June 16-18, 2004. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-331.