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Provides selected Alabama resources from agencies and organizations with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


  • Hammerhead Worms: New to Some, a Pest to All

    • Apr 2023
    • Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    • Last year, the gardening world was set ablaze with the hot topic of the hammerhead worm—an invasive flatworm. With the arrival of spring temperatures, Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals say these worms are back and here to stay.

  • New Cogongrass Campaign Addresses Threat to Alabama

    • Mar 2, 2022
    • Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

    • The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has initiated a new social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers cogongrass poses to the state. With agriculture and natural ecosystems at risk, ADAI is calling on Alabamians to recognize this threat and share the information.

      Cogongrass has now infested more than 75 percent of Alabama's counties. This federally regulated noxious weed was introduced in the U.S. in 1911 as packing material in the port of Mobile. In the decades since, it has greatly expanded and become more dangerous. Visit to learn how to spot cogongrass and report it when it blooms again in the spring.

  • This Little Piggy: Wild Pigs Impact in Alabama

    • Jun 2022
    • Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

    • This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had roast beef and this little piggy…caused major damage to agricultural crops and the environment. Okay, so that is not exactly how the children’s nursery rhyme goes, but this is a true story for farmers and landowners. In fact, wild pigs cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage each year.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this location, organized by source.

Council or Task Force
State and Local Government
  • Aquatic Nuisance Species

    • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

  • Forest Management Information Sheets

    • Alabama Forestry Commission.

    • Provides resource sheets and information on various aspects of the life of a forest that a landowner may need to understand the management of their lands. They generally describe various stages of the growth of a forest stand from: the selection of a tree species, site preparation, planting, growing the trees over time, thinning, pest management problems that might occur, wildlife considerations, and harvesting.