Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network Updated:11/2021

The Community Invasive Species Network (Protect U.S.) is concerned with protecting the U.S. from exotic, invasive species.  They provide scripted powerpoints and curricula for K-adult audiences.

Protect U.S. is a collaborative partnership between the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers (IPM), United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS -PPQ), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the National Plant Board (NPB), your local Land Grant University Cooperative Extension Service, and other organizations involved in exotic species extension and regulatory activities.

What is a plant pest?
Any insect, mite, nematode, bacteria, fungi, virus, snail, or other biological organism that is damaging the plants in your yard, garden, farm or forest. Have you noticed unusual damage or pest activity in your yard or garden? It's possible that you could be the first person to report the occurrence of an exotic species in your county, state, or the U.S.

Contact Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of MississippiLandCAN.
Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network is not employed by or affiliated with the Mississippi Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network

Amanda Hodges, Ph. D.
Protect US Coordinator
Entomology and Nematology Department
University of Florida/IFAS Natural Area Drive
Gainesville, FL  32611
Phone: (352) 273-3957

Service Area

National Program