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Alabama

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

Spotlights

  • Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan Approved

    • Feb 17, 2022
    • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

    • Recent approval of the Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan opens avenues of federal funding for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division and Marine Resources Division to deal with aquatic invasive species in Alabama’s abundant waterways. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey submitted the aquatic invasive species plan to the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, an entity of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the recent approval means Alabama will be eligible for up to $100,000 annually to combat aquatic invasive species. Visit www.outdooralabama.com/research/aquatic-nuisance-species-management-plan for more information on the Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan.

  • 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 www.alcogongrass.com to learn how to spot cogongrass and report it when it blooms again in the spring.

  • APHIS Adds Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama to the Domestic Sweet Orange Scab Quarantine Area

    • Dec 10, 2021
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), is establishing a quarantine for Elsinoë australis, the fungal causal agent of sweet orange scab (SOS), in all of Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama to prevent the spread of the disease.

      Elsinoë australis was first detected in the United States in July 2010; and with these recent detections, is known to occur in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and portions of California and Alabama. This Federal Order supersedes Federal Order, DA-2016-55, but does not change the requirements for interstate movement of regulated articles from these quarantine areas. A description of all current SOS quarantine areas, Federal Orders, and other supporting regulatory documents may be found on the APHIS website.

  • APHIS Establishes Citrus Greening (Huanglongbing) Quarantines in Alabama

    • Dec 8, 2021
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • Effective immediately, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), is establishing quarantines for Huanglongbing (HLB; citrus greening), caused by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, in all of Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama. APHIS is taking this action because of HLB detections in plant tissue samples collected in multiple locations in Alabama.

      APHIS is applying safeguarding measures on the interstate movement of regulated articles from the quarantined counties in Alabama. These measures parallel the intrastate quarantine that ADAI established on June 2, 2020. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of HLB to non-infested areas of the United States.

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.

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