Recreationalists

How Invasive Species Threaten Recreational Areas

What are invasive species?

  • Invasive species are non-native plants, animals or diseases that cause harm to human health, the economy, or the environment.
  • They compete with native species and can reduce habitat for wildlife and game species
  • Invasive plants threaten recreational areas and hunting sites by encroaching on trails and reducing biodiversity for wildlife
  • They are difficult and expensive to control and can spread quickly

How to stop the spread

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  • Inspect and remove plants, seeds and dirt from the following before leaving the area
    • Shoes
    • Clothing
    • Dogs
    • Equipment
  • Stay on existing trails and roadways
  • Learn to identify invasive plants and insects which occur in your area
How Invasive Species Threaten Recreational Areas
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