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Multistate Resources

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


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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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).

Non-native Invasive Species
USDA. FS. Eastern Region.

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.)

Seagrant Programs
DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant Office.
Includes State Seagrant Programs

Species Lists by State - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
State query for nonindigenous species

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

Fish & Wildlife Service Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordinators
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
Includes contacts for U.S. regions

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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

Recommended Native Plants by State
University of Texas - Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Native Plant Information Network.

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State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)
Teaming with Wildlife.
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.

Native Gardening and Invasive Plants Guide - Invasive Plant Finder
eNature; National Wildlife Foundation.
Searchable by all States

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.
Provides specific state information on their firewood regulations and recommendations.

Status and Trends in State Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009 (May 2010)
Environmental Law Institute.
Includes 11 States

Gulf & South Atlantic Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Applicable for the following States: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

NPIC - County Extension Offices
Oregon State University. National Pesticide Information Center.
Includes all States

Network Directory
Includes all States

The Nature Conservancy
Nature Conservancy.
Includes all States

Native Plant Societies - Associations Listed by Region
North American Native Plant Society.
Includes all States and Provinces

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) - Certified Lake Managers and Certified Lake Professionals
North American Lake Management Society.

North American Weed Free Forage Program
North American Invasive Species Management Association.
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.

Noxious Weeds by State: Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act - Prohibited and/or Primary
Prairie Frontier.
Includes all States

Sierra Club
Sierra Club.
Includes all States

Wild Ones Chapters
Wild Ones.
Includes 12 States

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