Shared by our friends at the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team:
An elite special investigative team is being used to keep out the invasive zebra mussel from Alberta waters, and while the pests haven’t invaded B.C. waters yet, it is best to be careful, says one team member.
Source: Zebra mussel invasion snuffed out by elite team of sniffer dogs – British Columbia – CBC News
DISC was well represented at the 2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference at Chase Center on the Riverfront, on February 3 and 4. Thanks to all who stopped by our table to chat, learn about our organization, and pick up a copy of Mistaken Identity! We hope to sponsor again in the future!
(Left to right) Chair, Ashley Peebles; Vice-chair, Linda Bailey; Education and Outreach Committee Co-chair, Kelly Valencik; and Parliamentarian, Marcia Fox
Source: A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem | CompassLive
“According to a study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and university scientists and published in the journal NeoBiota, at least one invasive species is present in 39 percent of forested plots sampled nationwide for invasive plants by the Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program. Results are provided for all U.S. regions and reveal that a significant portion of the more than 741 million acres of forested land in the United States has been invaded.”
Image by U.S. Forest Service