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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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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.

White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an infectious disease associated with a recently identified fungus (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) responsible for unprecedented levels of mortality among hibernating bats in North America. WNS was first detected in Indiana in January 2011 during routine winter hibernacula surveys conducted by Division of Fish and Wildlife bat biologists. WNS is widely distributed throughout much of the karst region in south-central Indiana and locally established within most of the state's major concentrations of important bat hibernacula.

Emerald Ash Borer in Indiana
Purdue University. Extension.
Use this website to find out where the emerald ash borer (EAB) is located, how to combat this invasive pest, and what you can do to preserve ash trees in Indiana. To report a find of EAB in Indiana, call Indiana DNR toll-free 1-866-NO-EXOTIC.

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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Invasive Species
Great Lakes Commission.

Indiana's "Most Unwanted" Invasive Plant Pests
Purdue University. Entomology. Extension. Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS).

State Government

Invasive Species
City of Bloomington (Indiana). Environmental Commission.

Invasive Species
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.


Aquatic Invasive Species
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program.

Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue University.

Purdue Weed Science
Purdue University. Botany and Plant Pathology.

Extension Entomology
Purdue University. Entomology. Extension.


Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society.

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