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Kentucky

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

Items of Interest:

Kentucky Emerald Ash Borer Information
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.
Officials with the Office of the State Entomologist in the University of Kentucky Entomology Department on May 22, 2009 announced two confirmed occurrences in Kentucky of emerald ash borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees. These are the first findings of this destructive insect in the state.

White Nose Syndrome
DOI. NPS. Mammoth Cave National Park.
Bats are dying. Please help us protect them. A disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) is spreading through the eastern United States, killing bat populations. White-nose syndrome is considered to be present in the Mammoth Cave System. It is believed that humans may contribute to the spread of white-nose syndrome by visiting contaminated caves or mines and then wearing the same clothing or carrying the same objects to unaffected caves or mines, transporting spores from one place to the other. You can help us save bats by following a few simple guidelines.

You Can Help!
University of Kentucky. Kentucky Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
The more people we have looking for invasive pests, the better our chances are to prevent establishment of the pest in Kentucky. If you see a pest (insect, invertebrate, plant disease) that could be one of the exotics featured on this website, let us know!

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

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Partnership

Kentucky Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.

State Government

Public Pest and Recycling Assistance
Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Pest and Weed.

Nuisance Species Plans
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Asian Carp Information
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Wild Pigs in Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Forest Health Program - Insects, Disease and Invasives
Kentucky Department for Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.

Pocket Field Guide to Kentucky's Common Weeds (PDF | 1.59 MB)
Louisville Water Company (Kentucky).

Invasive Plants
City of Bowling Green (Kentucky). Tree Advisory Board.

Academic

Kentucky IPM
University of Kentucky. Entomology.

Plant Pathology Extension
University of Kentucky. College of Agriculture.

Professional

Invasive Species
Boone County Arboretum (Kentucky).

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