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Austin Invasive Species Coalition - A centralized website for Austin-area events and education related to preserving plant biodiversity through invasives removal and education.

The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Plants of the Galveston Bay Area - Web-based field guide to help homeowners, land managers, and gardening enthusiasts living in the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed.

State Agencies

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Extension offers practical, how-to education based on university research. It's available to any resident of Texas.

Texas Department of Agriculture - Making Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, while promoting excellence in children's nutrition, rural economic development and providing efficient and extraordinary service.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Texas Department of Transportation - The mission of the Texas Department of Transportation is to provide safe, effective and efficient movement of people and goods.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the environmental agency for the state.

Texas A&M Forest Service - The Texas A&M Forest Service mission is to provide statewide leadership and professional assistance to assure that the state's forest, trees, and related natural resources are wisely used, nurtured, protected, and perpetuated for the benefit of all.

Federal Agencies

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

USFWS Region 2 -The Southwest Region encompasses the four states of Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma -- to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitat for the continuing benefit of the American people. - is the gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species.

USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection - Forest Health protection programs emphasize protecting the long-term health and sustainability of our forests.

USFWS Invasive Species - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the only agency of the U.S. Government whose primary responsibility is the conservation of the nation’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

USDA Plants Federal and State Noxious Weed Lists - View Federal and state noxious weed lists, an invasive plant list, or an introduced plant list, each with links to more information.

National Institute of Invasive Species Science - The National Institute of Invasive Species Science is a consortium of government and non-government organizations formed to develop cooperative approaches for invasive species science that meet the urgent needs of land managers and the public.

Conservation Organizations

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. - To provide a common forum in which to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and information, and to assist all aquatic plant managers including private, commercial, professional, especially as they relate to Texas circumstances.

Union of Concerned Scientists - Promote scientifically sound solutions to the major problems of global environmental change. We focus on: Forests, Global Warming, and Invasive Species.

The Nature Conservancy Texas Chapter - Texas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy a leading international, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth.

The Rio Grande Institute - The Rio Grande Institute is working to foster appreciation of the unique economic, cultural and natural resources of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin and to facilitate informed action to conserve those resources and use them for the public good.

National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils - The National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils (NAEPPC) was established because the Exotic Pest Plant Councils recognized the value of cooperation through a national association of like organizations that share common goals.

Tamarisk Coalition - The Tamarisk Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing technical assistance and coordinating efforts of numerous state and federal agencies, private organizations and landowners to begin the task of restoring riparian lands.

Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas - Weeds Gone Wild is a web-based project of the Plant Conservation Alliance's Alien Plant Working Group, that provides information for the general public, land managers, researchers, and others on the serious threat and impacts of invasive alien (exotic, non-native) plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems of the United States.

National Network of Invasive Plant Centers - Working collaboratively, these organizations aggregate and coordinate existing regional information and expertise to efficiently develop and deliver comprehensive national programs.


Texas Invasive Species Institute - TISI currently draws from the expertise of over 40 researchers within the Texas State University System (TSUS). This expertise enables TISI to apply effective measures currently lacking in Texas when dealing with detection and rapid response to primarily new invasive species.

Biological Control of Weeds in Texas - Texas A&M Department of Entomology website provides an introduction to biological control of weeds in Texas.

Invasive and Exotic Species of North America - is a joint project of The Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service and USDA APHIS PPQ. The University of Georgia - Warnell School of Forest Resources and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Dept. of Entomology.

The Bugwood Network - The Mission of The Bugwood Work Group is to gather, create, maintain, promote the use of, and economically distribute digital information both as resources and as tools to enhance and complement information exchange and educational activities primarily in the fields of entomology, forestry, forest health and natural resources.

Cactus Moth Detection and Monitoring Network - Partnership between federal agencies (USGS BRD, USDA APHIS), state agencies (states' Departments of Agriculture), universities (Mississippi State University) Cooperative Extension Service, and other interested groups to monitor the distribution of the cactus moth.


Commander Ben - Origin of an invasive hunter: Educating kids of all ages about invasives.

Alien invasive species: impacts on forests and forestry - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. - To provide a common forum in which to meet, discuss, exchange ideas and information, and to assist all aquatic plant managers including private, commercial, professional, especially as they relate to Texas circumstances.

Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests - This directory has been compiled in an effort to make it easier to find information on the forest pests of Southern forests. This site has a wide range of photographs of different threatening species.

Texas Nonnatives - attempts to provide an account of all of the non-native species, and for each an assessment of its degree of invasiveness in Texas and indication of the region(s) of Texas in which it occurs.

Stop the Beetle - USDA's Emerald ash borer website.

Beetle Busters - USDA's Asian longhorned beetle website.

Entomology at Home: Guide to Identifying House and Yard Insects - Don't let the fact that this is an article on Angie's List fool you. It has several links to many household pest insects that include information on identification and control. Some of the species are natives, but many are not.