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Invasive Species and Pest Management

Invasive Species

Every day, invasive species are threatening the health of our nation’s vital agricultural and natural lands.  Forests and rangelands are being infested, cropland production is being negatively impacted, streams and waterways are being choked with weeds, and  wildlife species are losing habitat.  These conditions are just a few of the negative impacts that will continue, or will become more severe, if successful actions are not taken to halt and/or reverse this trend.


USDA NRCS Federal and State Noxious Weeds


NRCS Invasive Species Policy


National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and international sources. Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.


Invasive Species – Educational Resources


Invasive Species – Manager’s Toolkit


Invasive Species – Resource Library


Invasive Species – State Resources


U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Invasive Species

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U. S. Geological Survey – Invasive Species Program

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Invasive Species - Animals
Common name
: Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer






Invasive Species – Aquatic Species Common name: Zebra Mussel

Zebra Mussel






Invasive Species – Plants
Common name: Kudzu

Climbing Kudzu


Pest Management


Pest Management policy documents, software, training, and related information.

NRCS Training Resources

Pest Management Module of “Nutrient and Pest Management Considerations in Conservation Planning”

Other Resources

Executive Order 13112 of February 3, 1999


Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW)

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