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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

United States

Aquatic Plant Identification - Washington    
This links to the Washington Department of Ecology manual and tips for identifying freshwater aquatic plants.    

Centre for Invasive Plant Management (CIPM)    
The Center for Invasive Plant Management (CIPM) promotes ecologically sound management of invasive plants by facilitating collaboration and partnerships among scientists, educators, and land managers. Our vision is to build and support a network of well-informed invasive plant professionals who have the contacts, information, and resources necessary to accomplish their goals.    

Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health    
The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health is part of the University of Georgia. In collaboration with the Global Invasive Species Team (GIST), the GIST website is available through www.invasive.org, also linked from the Centre for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. A variety of resources for invasive plant management, forestry and natural resources, an image database of invasive species, and INVASIPEDIA are available from this site.     

Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)    
The mission of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is to provide technology, methods, and information to--and to facilitate communication among--decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to help support effective science-based management of harmful non-native species in Hawaii and the Pacific.   

Invasive Plant Control    
Invasive Plant Control is a national company focusing on the management of invasive species nationwide. Focusing specifically on invasive plants has allowed Invasive Plant Control, Inc. to become one of the nations leading private entities for controlling invasive plants.    

Lake George Association - Zebra Mussel Monitoring    
Lake George Association is a resource for information on zebra mussel monitoring and the "Drop a Brick on Zebra Mussels" program.   

National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS)    
NECIS is a national partnership of 15 major environmental organizations that provides a united expert and scientific voice on invasive species policy. Its leaders include scientists, lawyers, activists, and advocates with many years of experience on invasives policy.   

National Invasive Species Information Center, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)    
National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) is a gateway to invasive species information, covering Federal, State, local, and international sources in the United States.  

Nebraska Invasive Species Project    
The Nebraska Invasive Species Project website is dedicated to be a resource for research and management of invasive species impacting the state of Nebraska, through monitoring, mapping, risk, and management strategies.    

100th Meridian Initiative: Stop Aquatic Invasive Plants   
The 100th Meridian Initiative is a cooperative effort between state, provincial, and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America.    

Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council    
The PNW IPC works to protect Pacific Northwest landscapes from invasive non-indigenous plants by providing an open forum to share information and to promote solutions.    

PestNet    
PestNet is an email network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started as a service for the Pacific, rapidly expanded to South East Asia, set up a separate service for the Caribbean, and now welcomes anyone interested in crop protection anywhere in the world.

The Nature Conservancy in the United States   
The Nature Conservancy works to preserve the plants, animals and nature communities that represent the diversity of life by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.    

Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC)    
TREC builds capacity of individuals, organizations and alliances to achieve landscape scale conservation and biological integrity and diversity in Western North America. They fulfill this mission through coaching, consulting and training services focused on leadership development, capacity-building and leveraging resources to organizations dedicated to habitat conservation and wilderness protection.  

Union of Concerned Scientists - Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions    
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. This website has a section dedicated to invasive species.  

University of Wisconsin Extension - Aquatic Invasive Species    
To explore how music can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, the UW Extension department worked with a group of singer/songwriters to produce three songs to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin and beyond.    

Western Invasives Network, Oregon    
The WIN has been designed to promote communication and cooperation in invasive species eradication and removal. WIN focuses on providing the tools and information needed to identify and manage invasive plants, and serves to promote communication between public agencies, non profits, and concerned landowners.    

Western Weed Coordinating Committee    
The Western Weed Coordinating Committee (WWCC) is a voluntary organization made up of state and federal agencies, state weed coordinators, NGOs and many other entities concerned about invasive species, particularly invasive plant species. WWCC and its members are dedicated to preventing the introduction and spread of noxious weeds and undesirable plants in the western United States. The committee provides a forum for discussion and resolution of problems, and operates under bylaws established in 1994. This website is maintained by the Center for Invasive Plant Management.