Who We Are

For more than 15 years, members of this group have worked cooperatively together in invasive species detection, education, and control

We are comprised of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Georgia

What is an Invasive Species

Also known as exotic, nonnative, or introduced species. These species are plants or animals that have been introduced into areas outside of their natural habitats and cause economic or environmental harm.

Specifically, they are capable of causing a negative effect on Georgia’s economy, natural environment, and health of humans and other species.

Featured Invasive Species Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle, or ALB, travels easily on both live plants and wood products. Trees affected by ALB cover a range of hardwoods and without their natural predators and diseases, the beetles thrive.

Many of the reported cases of this species are in the New England area. That doesn’t mean they couldn’t be found elsewhere in the country, including Georgia. If you find ALB, contact your local county extension office and local county forester.

About Georgia Invasives' Signatories

There are 4 Signatories that support Georgia Invasives through funding, research, and outreach.