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Items of Interest:

2011 Garlic Mustard Challenge! - "West Virginia: Wild and Weed-Free" -- Various pull dates in Apr-May 2011
Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area.
This annual event calls for volunteer to help pull garlic mustard in sites in Virginia and West Virginia. Garlic Mustard has gained much attention in recent years for its ability to rapidly invade wooded habitats from disturbed areas. Garlic mustard is highly invasive and threatens the abundant wildflowers and diverse forest ecosystem of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Raleigh and Calhoun Counties (Jul 20, 2010)
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in Raleigh and Calhoun Counties on purple prism traps seen in trees throughout the state, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Five West Virginia counties are now infested with the invasive and destructive beetle, which has killed more than 25 million ash trees in North America. WVDA first found EAB in West Virginia in Oct 2007 in Fayette County. In 2009, the state became regulated under the federal EAB quarantine. For questions about EAB, contact the West Virginia Department of Agriculture's Plant Industries Division, or visit Emerald Ash Borer.

Pulling Together to Fight Invasive Species (Mar 3, 2010)
USDA. FS. Eastern Region.

The Monongahela National Forest is leading the fight against invasive species in West Virginia by developing the state's first Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area.

State Specific Threats:

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

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

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

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Plant Industries Division
West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Laws and Regulations; Management

Exotic/Invasive Species
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Diversity Program.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Management

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West Virginia University Extension Service.
Species of Concern; Contacts; Publications

Weeds Affecting Forage Crops
West Virginia University. Extension Service.

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Invasive Species -- West Virginia (PDF | 1.41 MB)
National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species.
Prepared by: Union of Concerned Scientists.
Species of Concern; Special Note: Economic, environmental, and agricultural impacts.

Last Modified: Aug 24, 2011
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