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


  • Public Input Sought on Proposed Measures to Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Into Yellowstone National Park

    • Mar 7, 2024
    • DOI. NPS. Yellowstone National Park.

    • Yellowstone National Park seeks public comment on proposed measures to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into park waters. The proposals include a 30-day mandatory dry time for some types of motorized boats and sailboats before entering park waters and the prohibition of watercraft previously fouled by mussels regardless of dry time.

      The comment period will begin March 7, 2024 and be open for 30 days. The preferred method for submitting comments is online at Comments may also be mailed to: Yellowstone Center for Resources Attn: AIS Proposed Changes, PO Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190. The deadline to submit comments is Friday, April 5.

  • Snake River Quagga Mussel

    • Sep 2023
    • Idaho Department of Agriculture.

    • The Idaho Department of Agriculture (ISDA) has confirmed the presence of quagga mussel in the Mid-Snake River. Quagga mussel larvae was first detected in the Snake River near Twin Falls on September 18, 2023, by routine monitoring conducted by the ISDA. If nothing were done, quagga mussels would quickly take over waterways. They would irreparably harm water use in Idaho. These findings mark the first time a rapid response plan has been put into action for quagga mussels in Idaho.
      See also: ISDA Confirms Quagga Mussel Larvae in the Snake River (Sep 19, 2023)

  • Idaho's Noxious Weeds, 9th Edition

    • 2018
    • University of Idaho Extension.

    • This pocket guide has color photographs of all the weeds on Idaho's official noxious weeds list. Inside find maps showing each weed's distribution by county, leaf shape illustrations to aid in identification, and features to help distinguish the weeds from similar-looking plants.

  • Squeal on Pigs! Call 888-268-9219

    • Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.

    • The states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho are urging people to report any feral pig sighting by calling a toll-free, public hotline, the Swine Line: 1-888-268-9219. The states use hotline information to quickly respond to a feral swine detection, helping to eradicate and curb the spread of the invasive species. See also: Feral Swine Fact Sheet [PDF, 208 KB] and Squeal on Pigs! Poster [PDF, 20.6 MB]

  • Watercraft Inspections

    • Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

    • Idaho's inspection stations are placed on major highways at or near the Idaho state line. The purpose of these stations is to inspect watercraft coming from outside of Idaho. Inspectors will look for high-risk boats that have been in quagga mussel and zebra mussel impacted states. Boats will be inspected for any attached mussels and/or standing water and owners also will be asked where they have boated in the previous 30 days. It is important that boaters arrive in Idaho with a clean, drained and dry watercraft.

  • White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

    • White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease that is identified by the telltale white fungus growing on the noses of some infected bats while they hibernate. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is asking the public to report the sighting of any active or dead bats during winter. Please call 208-454-7638 to report sightings. Idaho Fish and Game would also like to know of any sites that have hibernating bats so biologists can include them in the monitoring effort. Finally, the public is asked to not disturb hibernating bats and to respect cave closures.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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

Council or Task Force
  • Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign

    • Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign.

  • Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network

    • University of Idaho; Oregon State University.

  • Pest Management Planner

    • University of Idaho Extension.

    • The Pest Management Planner is a free and an easy-to-use web application and follows the basic principles of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The foundation for a good pest management plan is to monitor fields for pests and beneficial organisms. Accurate identification and knowledge of pest species helps determine timing and selection of effective pest management strategies.
      Special Note: Formerly part of the Idaho OnePlan project, which was terminated in September 2018.

Federal Government
State and Local Government
  • Extension Forestry - Forest Health

    • University of Idaho. Extension.

  • Idaho Integrated Pest Management Center

    • University of Idaho. Extension.

    • The goal of the University of Idaho Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is to provide educational information and resources for the pest management needs of Idaho. We strive to help the people of Idaho reduce risks to human health, the environment and the economy caused by pests and pest management practices.

  • War of the Weeds - Outdoor Idaho

    • Sep 2004
    • Idaho Public Television.

    • Invaders with strange sounding names are costing Americans billions of dollars each year. These invasive species will change the way we work and play in the outdoors.