Research & Education

What’s the big deal about Invasive Species?

Guest - April 27, 2011

The number one reason for species extinction worldwide is due to habitat loss. The number two reason is the spread of invasive species. Invasive species are non-indigenous species (e.g. plants or animals) that adversely affect the habitats they invade environmentally or ecologically. Many outdoor enthusiasts like you and I can inadvertently spread invasive species, alter habitats and contribute to species extinction by simply playing outside. To avoid spreading of invasive non-native and noxious species empty, inspect and clean out your tent, pack, boots and other equipment before and after trips to different areas.

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