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Agencies and Partners Intensify White-Nose Syndrome to Save Bats (Oct 12, 2010)
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
State wildlife agencies in the Northeast, including the Pennsylvania Game Commission, are ratcheting up their response to White Nose Syndrome as they enter their fourth year of researching this disorder in cave bat populations with an aim to better understand, and hopefully slow, its spread to other states.

Researchers Seek Elusive Answers to Stink-Bug Infestations (Sep 29, 2010)
Pennsylvania State University. Penn State Live.
Brown marmorated stink bugs were first found in Lehigh County in Pennsylvania in 1998 and have since become a perennial nuisance to homeowners as the bugs seek winter shelter. This year due to the warm spring and early summer they have reproduced at a faster pace, Entomologists at Penn State report that stink bugs have also become a serious agricultural pest in the Mid-Atlantic region, causing extensive damage to fruit, vegetable and farm crops. Stink bugs are difficult to control; they are native to Asia and have few if any natural enemies in the United States. In addition, pesticides are not a particularly good option for home owners or growers, some of whom have lost 40 to 50 percent of their crops to stink bugs. Mechanical exclusion is the best method to keep stink bugs from entering homes and buildings.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Invades Allegheny County (Jul 28, 2010)
Allegheny County Health Department.
The Allegheny County Health Department reported that on Jul 26, several samples of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) were collected from an area in West Mifflin. While the Asian tiger mosquito has been sporadically trapped in the County for several years, this is the first time it has infested an entire neighborhood. Efforts are planned to control the source of the problem in West Mifflin. In addition, mosquitoes collected last week from Pittsburgh's West End and North Side have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

Emerald Ash Borer Survey Program
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
The emerald ash borer was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007. One of the easiest ways for exotic invasive pests like Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, Sirex Wood Wasp and Bark Beetles to spread is by people unintentionally moving infested products. To minimize the spread of the pests, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has implemented a quarantine banning the importation of out-of-state firewood. People who suspect they have seen Emerald Ash Borer should call the department's toll-free pest hotline at 1-866-253-7189.

State Specific Threats:

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

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

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

Forest Threat Summary Viewer - Pennsylvania
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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Animal Health & Diagnostic Services and Noxious, Invasive and Poisonous Plant Program
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Laws and Regulations; Management

Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania and Forest Pest Management
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Forestry.
Species of Concern; Management; Special Note: Invasive Exotic Plant Management Tutorial for Natural Lands Managers

West Nile Virus Surveillance Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Aquatic Invasive Species
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Species of Concern; Contacts

Conservation Reserve Program / Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
. NRCS. Pennsylvania.
Species of Concern; Contacts

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Invasive Exotic Organisms In Pennsylvania: A Resource Guide
Juniata College.
Species of Concern; Management

Vegetation Management Research
Pennsylvania State University.
Species of Concern; Publications; Management

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications; Management

Weed Management
Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Sciences.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Organizations; Management

Animal Health and Plant Health
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension

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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) of Pennsylvania
Aquatic Invasive Species of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Sea Grant; Penn State-Erie, The Behrend College).
Species of Concern

Common Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas - Pennsylvania Field Guide (PDF | 8.77 MB)
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
Species of Concern

Invasive Plants
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (Pennsylvania)
Species of Concern

BioBullies and Weeding Invasives (Western Pennsylvania)
Natural Biodiversity.

Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania (PISC)
Governor's Invasive Species Council of Pennsylvania.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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; Management

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