Emerald Ash Borer in Texas – NOT a “Nightmare on Ash Street" - January 20, 2013 - Report o nEAB trapping effort. Learn More.
Firewood Moved Long Distances - January 15, 2013 - Has firewood become a modern day "Trojan Horse"? Learn More.
Dynamic Map of Zebra Mussel Distribution - August 6, 2012 - Watch an animated video of the spread of zebra mussels through the U.S. Learn More.
Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Ray Roberts - July 18, 2012 - Boaters urged to continue to clean, drain and dry. Learn More.
New Regulations to Affect Boaters, Anglers on Texoma, Lavon, Red River - May 3, 2012 - Aim is to stop spread of invasive species. Learn More.
Bastard cabbage attacks! - March 23, 2012 - Invasive plant threatens bluebonnets. Learn More.
Help Find Homes for Emerald Ash Borer Traps - February 1, 2012 - Be part of the Sentinel Network and help the Texas Forest Service find locations for its Emerald Ash Borer trapping program. Learn More.
There's an App for That - January 27, 2012 - Invasive Plants in Southern Forests: Identification and Management. This app is based on the U.S. Forest Service publication: A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests. Learn More.
Invasive snail, parasite threaten Central Texas fish stocks - January 25, 2012 - A little snail from Asia may be poised to create some very big problems for fish in Central Texas rivers. Learn More.
Sterile Carp Release - December 20, 2011- The Watershed Protection Department released 6,000 sterile Asian grass carp into Lake Austin as part of the ongoing effort to control hydrilla - Learn More.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26 - March 3, 2012, Washington, DC - Learn More.
Informational Meeting on Crazy Ants - January 18, 2012, 1:00 PM at the Texas AgriLife Extension Serviceoffice, 1600-B Smith Road Austin, TX - Learn More.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Invasive Mussel Forum - Jan 18, 2012, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM at the Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet, TX - Learn More.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Invasive Mussel Forum - Jan 18, 2012, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Marble Falls Public Library, Marble Falls, TX - Learn More.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Invasive Mussel Forum - Jan 19, 2012, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Kingsland Branch Library, Kingsland, TX - Learn More.
Giant inconvenience: Salvinia sneaks its way to Texas waters via boats, then proceeds to smother aquatic ecosystems. By Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, June 9, 2011.
Cactus Moth Poses New Invasive Species Threat to Texas Biodiversity (April 27, 2011) - News Release, Texas Parks and Wildlife.
LCRA to lower Lake Austin water level (January 4, 2011) - Read More.
Invasive zebra mussels, the scourge of the Great Lakes, reach Texas (January 4, 2011) - Read More.
Emerald Ash Borer Program Weekly Report: Week of 12-06-10 through 12-10-10.
Hello Cogongrass: Goodbye Texas Forest and Grasslands! (Articl=cle by ronald Billings, Texas Forest Service).
Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proclaims August as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.” Learn More.
Tanglehead: A New Threat to South Texas Wildlife? - Article by Aaron Tjelmeland, Andrea Litt, Forrest Smith, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Learn More.
Moody HS joins Invaders of Texas - Master Naturalists and citizen scientists for the Texas Invasives Program, Grace Lopez and Chad Huckabee assisted Mike Murphrey with a Texas Invasives training program for Moody HS teachers. Learn more.
Citizen Science Monitoring Programs - This Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) Informational Webcast highlights four Citizen Monitoring Programs using various best practices to educate and engage citizen scientists (CS) in early detection and ongoing monitoring of invasive pests. The session features Travis Gallo (Invaders of Texas), Angela Gupta (Minnesota Forest Pest First Detectors), Sarah Kirn (Vital Signs), and Jennifer Schwarz Ballard (Project Budburt). View the webcast online at http://www.unri.org/webcasts/archive/may-2010/
New Cactus Moth information from APHIS has been posted on our Resources page. (March 17, 2010)
TPWD Seeks Input on Prospective List of Approved Exotic Aquatic Plants – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is requesting input regarding this list from stakeholders who buy and sell exotic aquatic plants. Check a news release, the public comment page and the public hearing schedule for opportunities to comment. (February 28, 2010)
Thousand Cankers Disease of Black Walnut – A new pest may threaten populations of walnuts from Texas to Nebraska. (February 24, 2010)
When Plants Attack! – Check out this great video by Texas Parks and Wildlife addressing the issue of invasive plants. (February 12, 2010)
Invasive aliens leave mark on Sandy Creek – Invaders of Texas program featured in the Jasper Newsboy. (February 12, 2010)