island conservation invasive species growing concern

Invasive Plant Species a Growing Concern

Invasive plant species  can degrade ecosystems, as is the case in British Columbia. 

When it comes to invasive species, prevention and early treatment are much better options than delaying intervention. This is true of invasive animals and plants alike. Todd Larsen, executive director of the East Kootenay Invasive Species Control, said:

We deal with dozens of different [invasive] species throughout the course of the season, but a big priority is trying to prevent new ones from becoming established. It’s a lot easier to deal with a few plants than when they take off.

island conservation east kootenay

East Kootenay is threatened by invasive plants. Credit: Carolien Coenen

In many cases, invasive species are tough and proliferate quickly. These traits enable them to establish themselves in new ecosystems and out-compete natives. Larsen pointed out:

Non-native plants can drastically alter a plant community and change it from either a high-forge value grassland, or a biologically diverse ecosystem to the monoculture of knapweed which doesn’t serve much of an ecosystem function.

Invasive species can take over ecosystems quickly; intervention is absolutely necessary to protect biodiversity and prevent extinctions.

Featured photo: East Kootenay. Credit: Jon Watts
Source: The Free Press

About Sara Kaiser

Sara received a BA in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. As a freelance writer and editor, she seeks to produce and highlight stories that support ecological responsibility, body awareness, emotional intelligence, and creative action, and reveal the connections between them.

View All Posts

Follow Island Conservation on Social Media

[ism-social-followers list='fb,tw,li,youtube,instagram' template='ism_template_sf_1' list_align='horizontal' display_counts='false' display_full_name='true' box_align='center' ]

[ism-social-followers list='fb,tw,li,youtube,instagram' template='ism_template_sf_1' list_align='horizontal' display_counts='false' display_full_name='true' box_align='center' ]

Midway Atoll conservation

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this:
Send this to a friend

500mg cbd cbd lollipops effects cbd oil stock price 1 gram cbd isolate what does cbd stand for in cbd oil cbd oil and infection cbd pure oil drops cbd hemp cream for arthritis cbd oil and coumadin cbd pen for sale medusa cbd cbd oil huntington wv laura jones cbd cbd oil massage for muscle tears where to buy cbd in kalamazoo cbd luxe be calm does young living have cbd oil cbd pills effects dosing of cbd cbd kombucha where can i buy cbd oil in pittsburgh cbd oil toledo cbd oil map high cbd low thc effects hempvap cbd oil cbd oil syringes

best night time weight loss pills corn diet lose weight raspberry ketone diet pills review healthy diet for 60 year old woman to lose weight free keto diet recipes uk herb weight loss diet with honey and exercise and diet program to lose weight pills for weight loss that actually work most convenient dietary changes to lose weight cleanse diet before weight loss cheap diets that lose weight fast grape diet weight loss sanyasi ayurveda weight loss tablets how many keto diet pills do i take a day best protein diet for weight loss in 2 weeks keto diet slow weight loss can birth control pills help with weight loss hydroxycut platinum weight loss pills best shake diet weight loss best weight loss pills without side effects health diet for weight loss keto diet recipes malaysia weight loss diet with weekend retreat best weight loss pills without excercise pills that help you lose weight fasr lipofuze weight loss pills

penis pills quick erection pills pills to increase penis doterra deep blue pills best walmart male enhancement peter north penis enlargement fast natural penis enlargement zen supplements dangers of penis enlargement surgery top male enhancement pills at walmart 4h2 pill name national i take red male enhancement popular pills drugs pills to make my penis thicker fish oil pills for erection male sex enhancement pills walgreens rhino 8000 male enhancement drink a pill blue best male libido enhancer review popular drug names dim supplement and sex drive penis enlargement oil natural anti estrogen supplements cialis viagra pills had unprotected sex after skipping two pills enhancement sex copule x postion