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Invasive Species Resources

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Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers have identified the "least wanted" aquatic invasive species (AIS) that present an imminent threat to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region. In 2013, the Governors and Premiers committed to take priority action on the transfer of these species to and within the region. Since then, the states and provinces have taken more than 50 separate actions to restrict these high-risk AIS, and the US federal government has similarly restricted four of the species. See also: Aquatic Invasive Species for more resources.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.
City of Chicago. Department of Environment.
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab. National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS).
Blue Accounting.
The species watch list identifies species that are likely to have a high or moderate ecological and/or socioeconomic impact if they established in or spread to new locations in the Great Lakes Basin. The watch list was compiled using several regional risk assessment sources and was developed as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Interstate Surveillance Framework for the U.S. Waters of the Great Lakes.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Northeast Marine Introduced Species.

University of Illinois Extension.

Technical Forestry Bulletin NRES-160.

Chicago Botanic Garden.

Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Idaho Department of Agriculture.
Includes Statewide EDRR List, Statewide Control List, and Statewide Containment List
Idaho Department of Agriculture.
Includes Statewide EDRR List, Statewide Control List, and Statewide Containment List
Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.

North Carolina State University. Cooperative Extension. Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Maine Natural Areas Program.

See also: Official 2019 Endorsement of the Advisory List of Invasive Plants (PDF | 711 KB) by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

Midwest Invasive Plant Network.