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Federal and State Officials Announce Tree Survey Efforts in Ohio Due to the Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle: Area Residents Are Encouraged to Report Any Signs of ALB And to Avoid Moving Firewood (Jun 17, 2011)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
In Jun 2011, the Asian Longhorned Beetle was discovered in Tate Township in Clermont County. This invasive beetle has no known natural predators and poses a threat to Ohio’s hardwood forests (more than $2.5 billion in standing maple timber) and the state's $5 billion nursery industry which employs nearly 240,000 people. See Asian Longhorned Beetle from Ohio's Department of Agriculture for more information.

Invasive Species in Ohio: Pathways, Policies, and Costs (Oct 2008)
National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species.
Prepared by: Union of Concerned Scientists.
This report finds that invasive species such as the emerald ash borer and zebra mussel already are causing significant damage in the state of Ohio. While the total cost of these non-native species is currently estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars a year, preventive legislation could significantly limit their economic and environmental impact.

Firewood Alert: It is Illegal to Move Firewood (PDF | 325 KB) and Frequently Asked Questions on Firewood Movement and Emerald Ash Borer (PDF | 51 KB)
Ohio Department of Agriculture.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Ohio or Display NAS by Taxonomic Group (select State)
DOI. USGS. Southeast Ecological Science Center.
Includes fact sheets, maps and collection information.

State Noxious Weed List - Ohio
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

Status of Invasive Plants - Ohio / Details by State and Details by County
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System.

Pest Tracker - Ohio
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

Forest Threat Summary Viewer - Ohio
USDA. FS. Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center.
See what threats (invasive plants, insects and diseases) are in my state.

States Restricting Firewood Movement and/or Advocating Leaving Firewood at Home: Who is Affected?
Don't Move Firewood.

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Plant Pest Control
Ohio Department of Agriculture. Plant Industry Division.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Aquatic Invasives: The Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Species of Concern

Invasive Plants
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management

Invasive Plants of Ohio
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Natural Areas and Preserves.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Special Note: Ohio Native Species for Landscape and Restoration Use

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Aquatic Invasive Species
Ohio Sea Grant.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio, Bulletin 866-98
Ohio State University. Extension Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Insects and Pests
Ohio State University. Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Plants to Avoid When Landscaping
Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Great Lakes Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region
Great Lakes Information Network.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations

Ohio's Invasive Plant Distribution Maps
The Nature Conservancy.

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Last Modified: Aug 24, 2011
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