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Provides links to multistate resources with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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

  • iMapInvasives: Sharing Information for Strategic Management

    • Nature Conservancy. iMapInvasives.

    • i is an invasive species reporting and data management tool that is on-line and map-based. The primary focus for iMapInvasives is to track invasive species locations and management efforts. iMapInvasives tools can be used by citizen scientists, land owners, natural resources managers, and others who are working to prevent, control, or manage invasive species.
      See also: The iMapInvasives Network is comprised of organizations that host the iMapInvasives Network database in their respective state or province.

  • Firewood Map

    • Nature Conservancy. Don't Move Firewood.

    • October is Firewood Month! Learn about firewood rules and how moving firewood hurts our environment and economy by spreading invasive species. Provides specific state information on their firewood regulations and recommendations (includes Canada and Mexico).

  • NatureServe Network Directory

    • NatureServe.

    • This searchable directory includes contact information and self-identified areas of individual expertise for NatureServe, NatureServe Canada, and our Network Programs in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. More than 80 NatureServe Network Programs collect and analyze data about the plants, animals, and ecologi­cal communities of the Western Hemisphere. They are the leading source of information on the precise locations and conditions of at-risk species and threatened ecosystems in their jurisdictions. NatureServe collects, curates, and distributes that information for use at regional, national, and international scales. Staff throughout the Network are experts in their fields, and include some of the most knowledgeable field biologists and conservation planners in their regions.

  • Sea Grant Network

    • DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant Office.

    • Provides contact information for State Sea Grant Programs Websites. The Sea Grant Directors lead the 33 Sea Grant programs, the National Sea Grant Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Library based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam, working to bring the robust intellectual capacity in place at these universities to bear on important societal problems. They coordinate program activities, setting local, regional and national priorities, and work as part of a national network to help citizens and businesses understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

  • State Plant Regulatory Officials

    • National Plant Board.

    • State Plant Regulatory Officials  (SPRO) are members of the National Plant Board, oversee state level pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinate survey activities between government agencies, public and private sector organizations. Find SPRO by State or by Region.

  • State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations

    • National Plant Board.

    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine Program (USDA, APHIS, PPQ) and the plant health agencies in each of the 50 states, regulate the shipment of nursery and greenhouse stock in an effort to minimize the spread of harmful insects, diseases, and other pests. The Federal & State Quarantine Summaries is designed as a reference tool for nursery stock growers, brokers, purchasers, and others involved in the buying selling, and interstate transport of nursery and greenhouse plant crops. It outlines the basic quarantine and other plant health requirements of APHIS, all 50 states, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Guam. The information presented here is designed as an aid to help users avoid costly delays, rejections of plant material shipments, and introduction of harmful pests into new areas.

Federal Government
  • Federal Noxious Weeds Program

  • Federal Seed Act

    • USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

    • AMS enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. The FSA regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds. Includes the State Noxious-Weed Seed Requirements Recognized in the Administration of the Federal Seed Act [Feb 2023; PDF, 1.75 MB]. This annually updated publication contains information about the various State labeling requirements and prohibitions of noxious-weed seeds and shows the scientific names and common names according to the law and regulations of the particular State in which the seed is noxious (by State and Appendices - common and scientific name cross-referenced).
      See also: Items of Interest in Seed Control (publication for seed control officials and seed companies).

  • Hungry Pests - Pest Tracker

    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • See what states have a federal quarantine for any of the targeted Hungry Pests, and identify which pests or diseases are at greatest risk due to a suitable habitat. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).

      See also: The Threat for an overview of the top invasive pest threats; indicates places with Federal Quarantines in place.

  • Plant Health Contacts

    • USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

    • Find contact information for USDA staff working with plant pests and diseases, domestic and emergency programs, moving plants across State lines, including:

      • State Plant Health Directors - report a pest or disease, ask about domestic or emergency programs in my State, or move plants or plant products interstate
      • National Identification Services - get information about pest and disease identifications, quarantine pests, or pest action policies for ports of entry
      • Select Agents - ask about biological select agents and toxins that could threaten plant health
      • Plant Protection Act Section 7721 - ask about Plant Protection Act Section 7721 projects, funding opportunities, and how to apply
  • Wildlife Services State Offices

    • USDA. APHIS. Wildlife Services.

  • National Plant Information Network - Special Collections

    • University of Texas - Austin. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

    • Provides lists of native plants recommended for various purposes (by State or Canadian Province). Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search. Also provides other special collections resources.

      See also: Native Plant Database to explore the wealth of native plants in North America. Use the options below to search for 25,169 native plants by scientific or common name or choose a particular family of plants.

  • Status and Trends in State Invasive Species Policy: 2002-2009

    • May 2010
    • Environmental Law Institute.

    • This report reviews developments in state laws and regulations governing invasive species in eleven states. It finds that invasive species laws and regulations are often fragmented and incomplete and have developed primarily on a species-by-species basis in response to crisis. As a result, they often fail to address potential future invaders or close off known invasion pathways. Fortunately, states have begun regulating invasion pathways and identifying species that may become invasive in the future due to climate change or other factors. States are increasingly creating interagency councils and management plans to coordinate these novel invasive species responses.

  • NPIC - County Extension Offices

    • Oregon State University. National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).

    • Through its county agents, the Cooperative Extension Service gives individuals access to the resources at land-grant universities across the nation. These universities are centers for research in many subjects, including entomology (the study of insects) and agriculture. Each county within the United States has an Extension office, which is staffed with agents who work closely with university-based Extension specialists to deliver answers to your questions about gardening, agriculture, and pest control.

  • NAISMA Weed Free Products Program

    • North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA).

    • The NAISMA Weed Free Products program is the only program in North America that maintains a list of standards that provide land managers assurance that noxious weeds will not be spread through the movement of forage, hay, mulch, or gravel brought in to the property.

  • Members of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

    • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

    • Provides lists of sites for governmental members (U.S. state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies), North American members, affiliate members, and contributing members.

  • National Association of State Foresters

    • National Association of State Foresters.

    • The National Association of State Foresters is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies in the 50 states, five U.S. territories, three nations in compacts of free association with the U.S., and the District of Columbia. Our members manage and protect state and private forests, which encompass nearly two-thirds of all forests nationwide.

  • Native Plant Finder

    • National Wildlife Federation.

    • This tool is designed to help you find the best native plant species to attract the butterflies and moths and the birds that feed on their caterpillars in your area (by zip code). See more information about this tool.
      See also: General information about Native Plants

  • Native Plant Societies

    • North American Native Plant Society.

    • Local Native Plant Societies are often your best source of information about plants native to your area.
      Note: Provides information for State and Canadian Provinces.

  • State Departments of Agriculture

    • National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).

    • The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is comprised of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NASDA Members are coregulators with the federal government on a host of responsibilities including animal health, farmland protection, food safety, grain regulation, pesticide registration, and more.

  • State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)

  • The Nature Conservancy - United States of America

    • Nature Conservancy.

    • The Nature Conservancy works across state borders to preserve natural areas throughout the United States. And, the Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.