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Outreach and Awareness

Provides resources created to assist in increasing awareness of invasive species issues. See our Educator Resources for teaching materials. See our What You Can Do section to learn about general volunteer opportunities and ways the average citizen can help to control invasive species.
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Spotlights

  • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
    Thank you for helping us to get the word out about how to help stop the spread of harmful invasive plant pests. Please download, print, and use these materials in your state outreach efforts.

Selected Resources

The section below contains selected highly relevant resources for this subject, organized by source. To view all related content for this subject, click on "View all resources for subject" in the top left of this page.

Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Partnership

GloBallast Partnerships Programme.
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water, simply referred to as GloBallast Partnerships (GBP), was initiated in late 2007 and is intended to build on the progress made in the original project. This was initially planned as a five-year project, from October 2007 to October 2012, but was extended until June 2017.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; USDA. Forest Service.
Interagency partners in Minnesota have launched PlayCleanGo, an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists. The goal is to encourage outdoor recreation while protecting valuable natural resources. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species (those that occur on land) through changes in public behavior. See how you can take action and stop invasive species in your tracks.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
Provides free DVDs, watch cards, magnets, brochures, and other outreach materials.
TexasInvasives.org.
Tell your friends and family about invasive species! Share videos, brochures, photos and other materials. Texas is a big state, and we can't get the word out to everyone without your help. You can either fill out the form to order them, or you can download versions from this website.

Federal Government

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The Defend the Flock program provides information and resources from USDA and other experts for keeping poultry healthy. It includes practical tips from growers like you, veterinarians, state agencies, scientists, and industry professionals for practicing biosecurity every day. Biosecurity is a team effort. We have to work together to defend our nation’s flocks.
USDA. FS. Eastern Region.
Templates for fields guides, brochures, pamphlets, outdoor signs to be used to create quality materials to increase awareness and protection.

State and Local Government

New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
Outreach and education is the most effective way to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species. The more people are made aware of the necessity of cleaning and drying boating and fishing equipment before using it in another waterbody, the less likely the aquatic invasive species will be spread to new waters. The following guidance/reminder sign templates are provided for you to download and use at private access points.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Outreach materials are provided to help organizations and individuals promote aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention activities in their communities. Minnesota DNR's Invasive Species Program provides printed materials and design files, as well as providing review of AIS materials created by other organizations.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The goals of the California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) are to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California's invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

Prevention is the most effective strategy in managing invasive species. However, hundreds of invasive plants and animals have already established in California and are rapidly spreading each year. These invaders are negatively impacting our waters, our native plants and animals (some of them rare, threatened, or endangered), our agriculture, our health, our economy, and our favorite recreational places. Help us celebrate California's Invasive Species Action Week, and more importantly, help stop the spread of invasive species, by volunteering to take action.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

The Division of Plant Industry produces informational videos, training videos and public service announcements as part of its mission to protect Florida's native and commercially grown plants and the state's apiary industry from harmful pests and diseases.

Academic

University of California - Davis.

Professional

Wildlife Forever.
Wildlife Forever provides many full scale, turn-key, media, marketing and advertising services. Industry contacts save partners time while taking advantage of deep discounts. Wildlife Forever also pools funds to coordinate regional and multi-agency outreach programs. Wildlife Forever is committed to stopping the spread of invasive species with the necessary resources to provide outreach and educational materials, as well as an extensive network of partners with specialized skills and high impact marketing services for on-the-ground strategies targeting recreational users.