WVDA Opens Invasive Pest Hotline (Jan 15, 2018; PDF | 351 KB)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) opened an email hotline for the early detection of invasive pests. West Virginia citizens can send a picture of a suspected pest, a brief description of visible damage to buildings or plants and their location (nearest town) to email@example.com. Landowners will be notified if the tip raises concerns, and a site visit may be scheduled. See WVDA News Releases for more news.
Annual Garlic Mustard Challenge
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area.
This annual event calls for volunteer to help pull garlic mustard in sites in
Tennessee and West Virginia. Garlic
Mustard has gained much attention in recent years for its ability to rapidly
invade wooded habitats from disturbed areas. Garlic mustard is highly invasive
and threatens the abundant wildflowers and diverse forest ecosystem of West Virginia,
Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The CWPMA serves Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton
Counties in West Virginia and Highland County in Virginia.
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
Anglers are reminded that West Virginia law prohibits the release of fish or other aquatic organisms into public waters, unless a stocking permit is issued by the Director of the Division of Natural Resources. Stocking permits are not required for trout and black bass stocking provided that disease-free certifications are obtained prior to stocking, or if trout originate from a source within the state. A permit is not required for stocking native or established fish into privately owned ponds. For more information on aquatic nuisance species please visit Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!.