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To report a suspected invasive species in Oregon, call the Invasive Species Hotline:

Invasive species

Invasive or exotic species are an increasing threat to nursery production due to the increased movement of plants and people across borders and continents. The following websites present useful information concerning this topic. For more specific invasive pest information, click here.


Oregon Invasive Species Council
This site includes the 100 most dangerous invaders list for Oregon. Additionally the Invasive Species in Oregon Report Card for 2011 is very interesting reading.
Oregon Department of Agriculture Pest Prevention and Management Section
Oregon Noxious Weed Control Program
Included with lots of other useful information is the Noxious Weed List for Oregon. This site as well contains noxious weed profiles.
Pacific Northwest's Least Wanted: Invasive Weed Identification and Management. Oregon State University Extension. (Download a preview).
Statesman Journal's Invasive Species of Oregon Website.
OPB's Silent Invasion website

Washington State Invasive Species Council General questions and reporting information: Please e-mail us at invasivespecies@rco.wa.gov or call 1-877-9-INFEST
Washington Department of Agriculture Pest Program Contacts
Washington Department of Agriculture Exotic Pest Survey
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Washington State Noxious Weed List
This site contains definitions of Class A, B, & C weeds; the Washington's monitor list for weeds; a list of weed seeds/plants whose sales are prohibited; both terrestrial and aquatic weed information. In development is a webpage where one can identify weeds based on their flower color or habitat.

Idaho Invasive Species Council
University of Idaho's Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations (CRISSP)
Idaho Noxious Weed Program
Crammed with information, this site has many links to information of noxious weeds, regulations, and weed program.
Idaho Noxious Weed's list

Invaders database system
An interactive database covering exotic weed plants and their distribution in five northwest states.

This site includes the CalEPPC Invasive Plant Inventory. Amongst the treasures at this site: Invasive Plants of California Wildlands. See their new CalWeedMapper website.

California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services (PHPPS) has developed a website on noxious weeds with lots of information and aptly titled Encycloweedia. Their quarterly newsletter, Noxious Times, is also available at the site.

US Government
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
USDA Hungry Pests
Federal Noxious Weed List
State noxious weed lists
This is the gateway to the National Invasive Species Council. Included at this site are many papers on the economic impact of invasive plants.
BLM's Alien Plant Working Group's Weeds Gone Wild

BLM 's Invasive and Noxious Weeds:
National Plant Board website. Here can be found the regulated pest information by state.
USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Website

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
The Exotic Forest Pests Information System for North America
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America
The most photo rich site on invasive species.
National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS). This site allows one to search for state activity (example: Oregon's state pest and survey activity).
The North American Non-Indigenous Arthropod Database
The Center for Plant Conservation has an Invasive Species info including The St. Louis Declaration on Invasive Plant Species. This website also includes the proceedings from that historic meeting.

Field Guide to Noxious and Other Selected Weeds of British Colombia
Contents include lists of Provincial and regional lists of noxious weeds; photos; and nuisance weeds.
BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries Non-Native and Invasive Pests
This site is divided into Diseases, Weeds, Insects and Other Pests; Excellent photographic resources!
BC Invasive Plant Alert

This site contains a list of potentially invasive ornamental or herb species. It gives a whole new meaning to new plant introdutions!
Global Invasive Species Database
New Insect Pest Introductions to BC
North American Plant Protection Organzation (NAPPO)
There are many excellent options at this site including a Pest Alert System, where one can learn about official and unoffical of pests in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico: the ability to search Pest Alerts by type.
IDSource: A Gateway for Pest Identification resources. You can find some nice guides here.


Issue Papers
Biological Invasions: A Growing Threat
Environmental and Economic Costs Associated with Non-indigenous Species in the United States
Exotic Forest Pests-A Global Issue
Exotic Pests Workshop
CSREES: The Aliens are here
Impacts of Introduced Species in the United States
IPlants: Invasive Species and the Nursery Industry
Economic Impacts of IPlants: Invasive Plants and the Nursery Industry

New Book Resource
Biological Pollution: An Emerging Global Menace. Britton, Kerry O. ed. 2003. APS Press.

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS--Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species. D. Pimentel, ed.
K. Lewis, CRC Press/T & F Group, 600 Broken
Sound Parkway, NW, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA.
Mailto:KLewis@crcpress.com. Phone: 1-877-561-994-0555.
Fax: 1-561-989-9732. Web: http://www.crcpress.com.

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