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

Items of Interest:

Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (May)
Invasive.org.
The goal of Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) is to provide resources and opportunities to help stop the spread of invasive species in Illinois - each and every person can make a difference, including you!

Great Lakes Early Detection Network App
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan.

Emerald Ash Borer in Illinois
Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that was unknown in North America until June 2002 when it was discovered as the cause for the decline of many ash trees in southeast Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It has since been found in several states from the east coast spanning across the midwest and in June 2006, we discovered that it had taken up residence in Illinois. Each year Illinois Department of Agriculture officials submit samples from various purple EAB traps throughout the state and send them to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to confirm the presence of EAB. Anyone who suspects an ash tree has been infested should contact their county Extension office, their village forester or the Illinois Department of Agriculture at (815) 787-5476.

2015 Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois Weed Control Guide
Ohio State University Extension; Purdue University Extension; University of Illinois Extension.
The 2015 Weed Control Guide, a joint publication from the Cooperative Extension Services in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, explains the importance of weed control and gives suggestions on herbicide management strategies for corn, popcorn, sweet corn, soybeans, small grains, and forages.

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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Partnership

Invasive Species
Great Lakes Commission.

River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)
River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area.

Federal Government

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center - Invasive Species
DOI. United States Geological Survey.

State Government

Invasive Species
City of Chicago. Department of the Environment.

Invasive Species
Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Academic

Aquatic Invasive Species
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program.

Weed Science
University of Illinois. Crop Science Extension.

Home, Yard and Garden Pest Newsletter
University of Illinois. Extension.

Integrated Pest Management
University of Illinois. Extension.

Vegetation Management Manual (Illinois)
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. Prairie Research Institute. Illinois Natural History Survey.


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