Rhode Island
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Division of Agriculture
Plant Protection Laws and Regulations Economic Fact Sheet
Cooperative Extension Service
  • State Plant Regulatory Official

    Ken Ayars (401) 222-2781

    Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
  • State Survey Coordinator

    Elizabeth Lopes-Duguay (401) 222-2781 x4510

    Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
  • State Plant Health Director

    Vacant

    Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
  • Pest Survey Specialist

    Nichole Carrier (203) 269-4277
    Provides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.

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Common Name Scientific Name Destinations
Black Spruce Beetle Tetropium castaneum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Brown Spruce Longhorned Beetle Tetropium fuscum Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Japanese Pine Sawyer Monochamus alternatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Mediterranean Pine Engraver Orthotomicus erosus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Oak Processionary Moth Thaumetopoea processionea Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus destruens Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Pine-tree Lappet Dendrolimus pini Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Rosy Moth Lymantria mathura Pest Info | NAPIS Maps
Sixtoothed Bark Beetle Ips sexdentatus Pest Info | NAPIS Maps