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Provides links to state-specific resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

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USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Backyard Exhibition Birds in California, Not a Food Safety Concern (May 18, 2018)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition chickens in Los Angeles County, California. It is important to note that the presence of the disease is not a food safety concern. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease, previously referred to as exotic Newcastle disease, in the U.S. since 2003.

What You Can Do: How to Protect Your Citrus Trees
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.
The Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing could be a death sentence for California citrus trees - but with support from California residents, we can save the citrus trees that we all know and love.

California Invasive Plant Council.
CalWeedMapper is a new Web site for mapping invasive plant spread and planning regional management. Users generate a report for their region that synthesizes information into three types of strategic opportunities: surveillance, eradication and containment. Land managers can use these reports to prioritize their invasive plant management, to coordinate at the landscape level (county or larger) and to justify funding requests. For some species, CalWeedMapper also provides maps of suitable range that show where a plant might be able to grow in the future. The system was developed by the California Invasive Plant Council  and is designed to stay current by allowing users to edit data. 

What Is This Bug?
Whatisthisbug.org (California).
"What is This Bug" was developed from Farm Bill monies after the need for increased citizen help was recognized in the nationwide fight against invasive species. How can you help? Report a suspected pest. Now, with smartphones and the internet, new, easier and faster ways are available for reporting a suspicious pest, such as the Report a Pest Online Form and the Report a Pest Mobile App.

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Species Status Report by State
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Includes invasive species by category for insects, diseases, plants, and animals.
See also: Invasive Species Status Report by Congressional District

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database - Species Lists By State
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides fact sheets, maps and collection information for aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates occurring outside of their native range.

Pest Tracker - Exotic Pest Detection By State
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Provides State pest detection contacts, recent state exotic pest news, links to state pest resources, and a list of state CAPS survey targets.

PLANTS Database - State Noxious Weed Lists
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.
States which designated certain plants as legally noxious.
See also: Federal Noxious Weed List and Composite list (summary of noxious status for all listed plants in the U.S.)

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Council or Task Force

California Invasive Plant Council
California Invasive Plant Council.

California Oak Mortality Task Force
California Oak Mortality Task Force.

Invasive Species Council of California (ISCC)
Invasive Species Council of California.


California Horticultural Invasives Prevention (Cal-HIP).

Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group
Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group.

Federal Government

BLM California Weeds and Invasives Program
DOI. Bureau of Land Management.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks - Invasive Non-Native Plants
DOI. National Park Service.

San Francisco Bay Area Network - Invasive Plant Monitoring
DOI. NPS. Inventory & Monitoring Program.

Yosemite National Park - Invasive Species
DOI. National Park Service.

Aquatic Invasive Species
USDA. FS. Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Forest & Grassland Health - Invasive Species
USDA. FS. Pacific Southwest Region.

State Government

Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.

Aquatic Invasive Species Programs
California Department of Parks and Recreation. Division of Boating and Waterways.

Quagga and Zebra Mussels
California Department of Parks and Recreation. Division of Boating and Waterways.

Invasive Species Program
California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Marine Invasive Species Program
California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services
California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Exotic Pest Projects - Environmental Monitoring
California Environmental Protection Agency. Pesticide Regulation.

Marine Invasive Species Program
California State Lands Commission.

Invasive Weeds in Los Angeles County
County of Los Angeles. Agricultural Commissioner / Weights & Measures.

Lake County Invasive Mussel Prevention Program
Lake County (California).

Pest Management Program
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.


Weed Research and Information Center
University of California. Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station.

Invasive Weed Management Program
University of California. Cooperative Extension. Central Sierra.

Citrus Entomology
University of California. Agricultural and Natural Resources. Kearney Agricultural Center.

California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Center for Invasive Species Research
University of California - Riverside.

Riparian Invasive Research Laboratory (RIVRLAB)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Marine Sciences Institute.


Invaders of the Sonoran Desert Region
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
The Invaders Program was initiated in 2005 to tackle the rise of biological invasions by harmful exotic species of plants and animals, with an emphasis on seven species of interest. Since then, the program has expanded to include a broad number of invasive species within the Sonoran Desert, hands-on research, and education to community members. Our goals are to identify the impacts of invasives in our region, map the spread of these invasives, collaborate with eradication projects, and educate others about the resulting implications to the Sonoran Desert.

Practical Guidebook in the Control of Invasive Aquatic and Wetland Plants of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Region
San Francisco Estuary Institute.

Programs - Invasive Species
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

Aquatic Invasive Species Programs
Tahoe Resource Conservation District.

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