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Beat Back Bufflegrass Day -- Feb 5, 2011
Southern Arizona Bufflegrass Coordination Center.
Buffelgrass invasion is threatening to transform the mostly fireproof and diverse Sonoran Desert into a flammable and impoverished savanna, affecting both natural and urban areas. Join the SABCC and other volunteers for Beat Back Bufffegrass Day on Saturday, Feb 5, 2011. See the Beat Back Buffelgrass Day 2011 Site Locations for more information.

Public Meetings Scheduled on Draft Updated Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations and Draft Management Plan: Written Comment can be Submitted through Jan 10, 2011 (Nov 24, 2010)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has released a draft Arizona State Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (PDF | 1.1 MB) to fight the spread of aquatic invasive species in Arizona waters, The draft regulations, or "Director's Orders" will update the list of species considered aquatic invasives, update the list of the waters that contain them, and revise the mandatory conditions for moving boats from those waters. "It is critical for anyone who owns or uses watercraft, or has a business reliant on watercraft, to understand the essential nature of this aquatic invasive species containment effort."

Zebra Mussel Advisory - Requirements on Lake Powell
DOI. NPS. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
In response to the continued and growing threat of the introduction of quagga and zebra mussels at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, effective Nov 1, 2009, self-certification of watercraft will no longer be an option at Wahweap Main and Bullfrog launch ramps and screening for the invasive mussels by trained personnel will be mandatory for all vessels.

State Specific Threats:

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species List - Arizona 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 - Arizona
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center. PLANTS Database.
Designated legally noxious plants.

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

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

Forest Threat Summary Viewer - Arizona
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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Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Plant Services Division
Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations

Priority Weeds
Arizona Department of Transportation. Natural Resources Management Group.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Quagga Mussels and Aquatic Invasive Species
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations

Arizona Invasive Species Advisory Council
Governor of Arizona.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Arizona Invasive Species Situation, Unwanted Plants and Animals (Jun 30, 2006; PDF | 2.22 MB)

Arizona Center for Invasive Species
Arizona Invasive Species Advisory Council.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

Invasive Species
DOI. USGS. Western Ecological Research Center.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Parks; Management; Monitoring; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (SWEPIC)
DOI. USGS. Southwest Biological Science Center.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management; Special Note: Distribution; applicable for the following States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Invasive Non-Native Plants That Threaten Wildlands in Arizona
DOI. USGS. Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse; Arizona Wildlands Invasive Plant Working Group.
Species of Concern

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Exotic and Invasive Species
Northern Arizona University. Canyons, Cultures, and Environmental Change.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds
University of Arizona.
Species of Concern

Aquatic Nuisance Species in Arizona
University of Arizona; Arizona Game and Fish; Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Non-Native, Invasive Plants of Arizona (2009; PDF | 1.94 MB)
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern

Arizona Forest Health
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Invasive Weeds of the Southwest
New Mexico State University; University of Arizona; Utah State University.
Species of Concern; Management

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Arizona Native Plant Society.
Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Laws and Regulations; Special Note: Listserv

Invaders of the Sonoran Desert Region
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Publications; Special Note: Applicable for the following States: Arizona, California

Non-Native Fishes of Grand Canyon: A Selection of Nine Exotic Species
Grand Canyon River Guides.
Species of Concern; Parks

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