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Multistate Resources

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

Partnership

iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management
Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.
iMapInvasives is an invasive species reporting and data management tool that is on-line and map-based. The primary focus for iMapInvasives is to track invasive species locations and management efforts. iMapInvasives tools can be used by citizen scientists, land owners, natural resources managers, and others who are working to prevent, control, or manage invasive species.
See also: The iMapInvasives Network is comprised of organizations that host the iMapInvasives database in their respective state or province.

INVADERS Database - Noxious Weeds in the U.S. and Canada
USDA. Agricultural Research Service; University of Montana-Missoula.
Provides a searchable database of the noxious weed lists for all U.S. states and six southern provinces of Canada. The database can be searched by plant name, state name, or by clicking on a map.

Network Directory
NatureServe.
This searchable directory includes contact information and self-identified areas of individual expertise for NatureServe, NatureServe Canada, and our Network Programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. More than 80 NatureServe Network Programs collect and analyze data about the plants, animals, and ecologi­cal communities of the Western Hemisphere. They are the leading source of information on the precise locations and conditions of at-risk species and threatened ecosystems in their jurisdictions. NatureServe collects, curates, and distributes that information for use at regional, national, and international scales. Staff throughout the Network are experts in their fields, and include some of the most knowledgeable field biologists and conservation planners in their regions.

Sea Grant Program Directors
DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant Office.
Provides contact information for Sea Grant Program Directors as well as for State Sea Grant Programs Websites. The Sea Grant Directors lead the 33 Sea Grant programs, the National Sea Grant Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Library based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam, working to bring the robust intellectual capacity in place at these universities to bear on important societal problems. They coordinate program activities, setting local, regional and national priorities, and work as part of a national network to help citizens and businesses understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations
National Plant Board.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine Program (USDA, APHIS, PPQ) and the plant health agencies in each of the 50 states, regulate the shipment of nursery and greenhouse stock in an effort to minimize the spread of harmful insects, diseases, and other pests. The Federal & State Quarantine Summaries is designed as a reference tool for nursery stock growers, brokers, purchasers, and others involved in the buying selling, and interstate transport of nursery and greenhouse plant crops. It outlines the basic quarantine and other plant health requirements of APHIS, all 50 states, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Guam. The information presented here is designed as an aid to help users avoid costly delays, rejections of plant material shipments, and introduction of harmful pests into new areas.

State-by-State Information - Firewood Regulations and Recommendations
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
Provides specific state information on their firewood regulations and recommendations.

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.

Federal Government

Federal Noxious Weeds Program
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
See also: Noxious Weeds Program: Regulations and Noxious Weed Regulations (U.S. Government Publishing Office - Electronic Code of Federal Regulations; Title 7: Agriculture, Part 360)

Federal Seed Act
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
AMS enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. The FSA regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds. Includes the State Noxious-Weed Seed Requirements Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act (2016; PDF | 1.1 MB). This annually updated publication contains information about the various State labeling requirements and prohibitions of noxious-weed seeds and shows the scientific names and common names according to the law and regulations of the particular State in which the seed is noxious (by State and Appendices - common and scientific name cross reference).
See also: Items of Interest in Seed Control (publication for seed control officials and seed companies).

Fish & Wildlife Service Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinators
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
Through the Service's AIS Program, one AIS Coordinator is funded in each Service Region. This dedicated group of people works closely with state invasive species coordinators, non-governmental groups, private landowners and many others in their day-to-day activities. Provides State and Regional AIS contacts.

Hungry Pests - The Spread
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Select one of the targeted pests to see what states are impacted. Or, see what states have a federal quarantine and which states are at greatest risk for the targeted pests. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply, see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species 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.

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.)

State Plant Health Directors
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
State Plant Health Directors (SPHD) direct federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials. SPHDs coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.

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Academic

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

National Plant Information Network - Special Collections
University of Texas - Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Provides lists of native plants recommended for various purposes (by State or Canadian Province). Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search. Also provides other special collections resources.

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Professional

Native Gardening
eNature.com.
The Native Plant Finder provides a list of recommended native gardening plants for each state.
See also: The state lists generated by the Invasive Plant Finder represent a selection of plants for each state, rather than a comprehensive list of all the plants that might be considered undesirable in the state.

Native Plant Societies
North American Native Plant Society.
Local Native Plant Societies are often your best source of information about plants native to your area.

State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)
Teaming with Wildlife Coalition.
State wildlife action plans outline the steps that are needed to conserve wildlife and habitat before they become more rare and more costly to protect. Taken as a whole, they present a national action agenda for preventing wildlife from becoming endangered.
See also: A national look at Species of Greatest Conservation Need as reported in State Wildlife Action Plans (DOI, USGS)

NPIC - County Extension Offices
Oregon State University. National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).
Through its county agents, the Cooperative Extension Service gives individuals access to the resources at land-grant universities across the nation. These universities are centers for research in many subjects, including entomology (the study of insects) and agriculture. Each county within the United States has an Extension office, which is staffed with agents who work closely with university-based Extension specialists to deliver answers to your questions about gardening, agriculture, and pest control.

Status and Trends in State Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009 (May 2010)
Environmental Law Institute.
This report reviews developments in state laws and regulations governing invasive species in eleven states. It finds that invasive species laws and regulations are often fragmented and incomplete and have developed primarily on a species-by-species basis in response to crisis. As a result, they often fail to address potential future invaders or close off known invasion pathways. Fortunately, states have begun regulating invasion pathways and identifying species that may become invasive in the future due to climate change or other factors. States are increasingly creating interagency councils and management plans to coordinate these novel invasive species responses.

The Nature Conservancy - United States of America
Nature Conservancy.
The Nature Conservancy works across state borders to preserve natural areas throughout the United States. And, the Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

Weed Free Forage Program
North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA).
There is a growing demand in North America for the use of certified weed free forage and mulch as a preventative program in integrated Weed Management Systems to limit the spread of noxious weeds. The goal of this standard is to provide a guideline to set minimum requirements for uniform participation of the various provinces and states in the program.

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