Delaware Invasive Species Council

Delaware Invasive Species Council

The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC) is a non-regulatory organization comprised of nearly 100 scientists, botanists, and ecologists with government, academia, and noprofit organizations. Our mission is to protect Delaware’s ecosystems by preventing the introduction and reducing the impact of non-native species.

The DISC Board has established the following set of objectives for the Council:

  • To promote a public awareness of problems caused by non-native invasive species. Non-native species are those known or thought to have been introduced by humans, usually through commerce or agricultural and horticultural practices as opposed to native species which have occurred in the state prior to European settlement or migrated into Delaware independently of human activity;
  • To facilitate the communication and exchange of information on non-native invasive species and their control;
  • To promote the use of locally native species
  • To encourage support for research, management, and funding for non-native invasive species prevention and control;
  • To serve as an advisory panel for various interests concerned with non-native invasive species and review management problems and activities associated with such species and provide updated information for specific management needs.