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.
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 Noxious Weeds Program
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
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
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.)
Plant Health Directors
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.