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Louisiana

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

Items of Interest:

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, was confirmed in Webster Parish in February 2015, making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the presence of this beetle. In 2014, the LDAF started a "Don’t Move Firewood" campaign which is geared toward educating people about the risks of transporting pests to other locations where some can do harm. It is best to purchase firewood not more than 10 miles from where it will be burned.  When traveling, burn firewood where you purchased it and make sure to burn all of it.

Boll Weevil Eradication Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
In May 2010 the last boll weevil was trapped in the state and in March 2012 the boll weevil was declared eradicated from the state of Louisiana. The Eradication Program is now at a maintenance level, funded through grower maintenance inspection fees. Traps are placed and monitored according to an approved trapping protocol. Cotton producers have seen increases in yields along with a reduction in the cost of insect control.

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

Exotic Invasive Species
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.

Louisiana Invasive Species
Tulane and Xavier Universities. Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

Federal Government

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - Nonnative Species
DOI. National Park Service.

State Government

Plant Pest Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Unwanted Vegetation
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Invasive Species/Prohibited Exotics
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Nutria
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Academic

Integrated Pest Management
Louisiana State University. AgCenter.

Invasive Species
Louisiana Sea Grant. Louisiana Marine Education Resources.

Professional

Invasives Watch
Caddo Lake Institute. Great Raft Invasives Program.

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Last Modified: Sep 28, 2016
 
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