The Community Invasive Species Network (Protect U.S.) is concerned with protecting the U.S. from exotic, invasive species. 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
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.
Protect U.S. has also produced several education video clips for use in their educational material. The clips are housed at the Protect U.S. you tube site.