Target Species Spotlight

Each year the Strike Team identifies a "Top 20" list of target species. For land stewards and volunteers who are interested in joining the Strike Team's efforts, this condensed list is a great place to start!

Taxa Scientific Name Common Name Search Grouping Abundance/ Distribution Code Threat Code ED/RR Action Code
Insect Agrilus planipennis Emerald ash borer Terrestrial Stage 0 High 1
Insect Anoplophora glabripennis Asian longhorn beetle Terrestrial Stage 0 High 1
Plant Buddleja davidii Orange eye butterflybush Open Upland Habitat Stage 1 Moderate 1
Plant Carex macrocephala Big-headed sedge Open Upland Habitat Stage 1 High 1
Fish Channa argus Northern snakehead Freshwater Stage 0 High 1
Plant Euonymus fortunei Winter creeper Vine Stage 2 High 1
Plant Hedera helix English ivy Vine Stage 2 Moderate 1
Fish Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Freshwater Stage 0 High 1
Plant Miscanthus sinensis Chinese silvergrass Open Upland Habitat Stage 2 High 1
Plant Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrot feather Freshwater Stage 0 High 1
Plant Nymphoides peltata Yellow floating heart Open Water Stage 0 High 1
Plant Oplismenus hirtellus Wavy-leaf basket grass Forest Stage 0 High 1
Plant Photinia villosa Oriental photinia Forest Stage 2 High 1
Plant Pueraria montana Kudzu Vine Stage 1 High 1
Plant Rhamnus cathartica Common buckthorn Forest Stage 2 High 1
Mollusk Sinanodonta woodiana Chinese pond mussel Freshwater Stage 0 High 1
Mammal Sus scrofa Feral hog Terrestrial Stage 1 High 1
Plant Viburnum dilatatum Linden viburnum Forest Stage 3 High 2
Plant Viburnum sieboldii Siebold's viburnum Forest Stage 2 High 1
Plant Wisteria floribunda Japanese wisteria Vine Stage 2 High 1