From Non-Native to Noxious

Often when we discuss problematic species we hear the word invasive thrown around. However, that’s not representative of the whole picture. Here is a list of terms and how to differentiate them and understand when and why plants move from one designation to the next. NATIVE: A plant indigenous to a region. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s endemic to that region. It represents a lRead More…

Invasive Species Management

Step 1: Identify regions of potential ecological risk Step 2: Identify species of potential immigration concern Step 3: Identify modes of potential transit, both natural migrational mechanisms and unnatural human importation. Step 4: Secure places of exposure risk Step 5: Secure paths of transit risk Step 6: Identify ecological deficits in native populations whRead More…