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Invasive Species Resources

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USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to lift the domestic quarantine for pine shoot beetle. Despite efforts to control pine shoot beetle since it was first detected in 1992, this pest, which only infests stressed and dying pine trees, is now found in 20 states in the northeast and north central parts of the country. Given the limited impact of interstate movement restrictions on the beetle’s spread and the minimal damage this pest has caused to native pines, plantations, and nursery trade, we are proposing to remove the pine shoot beetle domestic quarantine. This action would allow the states to determine the best approach for managing the pest within their boundaries, relieve impacted businesses and individuals from having to comply with costly and burdensome restrictions, and allow APHIS to focus limited federal resources on higher risk pests. APHIS will carefully consider all comments received.  Beginning Monday, members of the public will be able to submit comments for 60 days, or until November 22, 2019 at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0065

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
It's the Law -- If you are moving from a gypsy moth quarantine area to a non-quarantine area, you must inspect your outdoor household items for the gypsy moth and remove all life stages of this destructive insect before you move.
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule in the Mar 22 Federal Register officially adding the bighead carp to the federal injurious wildlife list. The final rule codifies the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act (S. 1421), signed into law by President Obama on Dec 14, 2010. The injurious wildlife listing means that under the Lacey Act it is illegal to import or to transport live bighead carp, including viable eggs or hybrids of the species, across state lines, except by permit for zoological, education, medical, or scientific purposes.
DOI. NPS. Yellowstone National Park.
If you plan to use your own boat or angler float tube, you’ll need a permit and a free Yellowstone aquatic invasive species inspection. You can speed up the inspection process by arriving with a boat that is clean, drained, and dry. Watercraft that arrive dirty or with standing water will be subject to decontamination. Watercraft that cannot be properly decontaminated will be prohibited from launching.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Scroll to view "Maps" and "Regulations" sections to view quarantine information.

USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Library of Congress.
Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Replaces the legacy THOMAS site retired Jul 5, 2016.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.