National Invasive Species Awareness Week is being celebrated this week, February 22-28, 2015. Invasive species come in many forms—plants, animals, pathogens—and are found in all types of habitats—rivers, lakes, fields, forests, urban environments, yards, oceans, and so on.
UNH Cooperative Extension’s Forestry and Wildlife Program focuses a great deal of time and effort on educating landowners and communities about invasive species, and helping them figure out how to manage invasive species. Emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, buckthorn, garlic mustard and burning bush are just some of the invasives that we deal with every day.
Everyone can play a role in managing invasive species. Here are some ways you can help.