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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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Upcoming Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day Events
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida's native habitats, people can surrender exotic pets free of charge with no questions asked. Every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with nonnative pet adopters.

Identify and Report Invasive Animals and Plants in Florida - IveGot1
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
IveGot1 is more than just an app, it is an integrated invasive species reporting and outreach campaign for Florida that includes the app, a website with direct access to invasive species reporting and a hotline 1-888-IVEGOT1 for instant reports of live animals. By reporting sightings of invasive animals and plants, Florida agencies can better assess the extent of the infestations and hopefully eradicate new infestations before they become huge problems. The goal of IveGot1 is to make identification and reporting easy and efficient as possible.

Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council; Orange County Government; University of South Florida.
FLIP (Florida Invasive Plants) is designed to be a mobile field guide that can be accessed by a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device with internet browser capability. Developed in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF), FLIP currently contains 20 plants: 19 of the 2011 Category I invasive species and one of the 2011 Category II invasive species, as designated by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).

Giant African Land Snail
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
Scientists consider the giant African land snail (GALS) to be one of the most damaging snails in the world because it is known to consume at least 500 different types of plants, and can pose a serious health risk to humans. These snails could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas because they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. GALS are illegal to import into the U.S. without a permit. If you have seen one of these snails please contact the FDACS helpline (888) 397-1517.

Since the initial detection, APHIS has actively worked with the FDACS to conduct survey, regulatory, control, and outreach activities. See Giant African Snail Program Information.

South Florida Environmental Report
South Florida Water Management District.
This annual report details restoration, scientific and engineering accomplishments in South Florida coastal areas.
For invasive species related information, see "Volume 1, Chapter 7: Status of Nonindigenous Species."

State Specific Threats:

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) - Invasive Plants by State and County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

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

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area
Miami-Dade County (Florida); DOD. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; DOI. National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; South Florida Water Management District.

Florida Invasive Species Partnership
Florida Invasive Species Partnership.

iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.

Federal Government

Invasive Species Management Branch
DOD. USACE. Jacksonville District.

Everglades National Park - Florida Invaders
DOI. National Park Service.

Field Guide to the Nonindigenous Marine Fishes of Florida (Sep 2009)
DOI. USGS. Publications Warehouse.

Invasive Exotic Species
DOI. USGS. South Florida Restoration Science Forum.

State Government

Pests and Diseases
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Bureau of Plant Industry.

Invasive Non-native Plants
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Florida Forest Service.

Nonnative Species
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Vegetation and Exotic Control
South Florida Water Management District.

Academic

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Non-Native, Invasive and Introduced Animals
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

TAME Invasives Portal
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Last Modified: Dec 08, 2016
 
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