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Spotlights

  • Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
    The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis, "ALB"), a pest of hardwood trees including maple, birch and horse chestnut, was first discovered in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2008. Since their discovery, $50 million in federal and state money has been spent to eradicate the beetle, and 25,000 infested trees in the Worcester area have been cut down in an effort to halt the spread. Use this form to report a possible Asian longhorned beetle sighting in Massachusetts or other states.
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst. MassWoods Forest Conservation Program.
    We need your help to "outsmart" invasive species in Massachusetts. If you have a smartphone or a digital camera, the power to protect the natural heritage of Massachusetts is already in your hands. Join the Outsmart Invasive Species Project to help stop the spread of non-native plants and insects that threaten our environment.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Partnership

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Massachusetts Introduced Pest Outreach Project.
Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group.

State and Local Government

Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

Academic

University of Massachusetts - Boston.
University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Extension.
MIT. Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources.

Professional