State Appendix - Halting the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management
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State statutes and regulations that apply to invasive wildlife appear under the invasive wildlife section. The invasive aquatic species section includes state statutes and regulations that apply to invasive aquatic species, including aquatic plants and the regulation of ballast water. The invasive plant section includes state statutes and regulations that apply to invasive plants and biological control agents, or living organisms used as natural enemies in controlling agricultural or environmental pests. The main categories under the invasive plants section are noxious weeds and seeds. The state statutes and regulations that apply to plant pests and diseases, including nurseries, forestry, and quarantine statutes and regulations, are under the plant pests and diseases section. The insect section includes statutes and regulations that address specific insect species, such as bees and ants. Most of the general insect provisions are covered under the plant pest and disease section.
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