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Virginia

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

Spotlights

  • Warner & Kaine Announce more than $1.5 Million in Funding for UVA & VT to Support Agricultural Industry

    • Jan 16, 2020
    • United States Senate. Mark R. Warner.

    • U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $1,549,891 in federal funding for the University of Virginia (UVA) and Virginia Tech to improve resources for the U.S. agricultural industry and rural communities. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT) Initiative, which focuses on data-driven solutions to address problems facing the agricultural industry. Funding includes $499,952 for the University of Virginia to better understand America's agricultural commodity flows and their role in the spread of invasive species, which is important for food security and economic stability. This project will help provide policy makers with guidance to better address vulnerabilities in food systems.

  • Firewood Quarantines

    • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Virginia State Parks.

    • Invasive insect pests and diseases are threatening the future forests of Virginia. The transport of firewood is one of the primary means by which these harmful insects and diseases spread. Quarantines have been issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to restrict the movement of firewood from counties where the pests have been found to counties without them.

  • Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia

    • Virginia Tech; Virginia State University. Virginia Cooperative Extension.

    • A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Frederick County, Virginia, on Jan. 10, 2018. It is important to look for it and report any finds. The spotted lanternfly has also been reported on a range of ornamentals around the home and in the landscape; in high numbers, the insect can become a nuisance pest to homeowners.

  • Wavyleaf Basketgrass in Virginia

    • Piedmont Environmental Council.

    • Wavyleaf basketgrass is a new exotic grass rapidly moving into forests and meadows in Virginia and Maryland. The Piedmont Environmental Council is part of a Task Force committed to stopping this plant before it forms a thick carpet on our forest floors, crowding out native plants. If you think you spot wavyleaf basketgrass, please report your sighting.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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

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