Invasive Species

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Invasive Species on Refuge Owned Lands

As part of the natural resource inventory of Service owned lands, refuge biologists, with the help of student interns and volunteers, collect data on the presence and abundance of invasive species. Using this data, we determine which of the invasive species threaten the health of valuable wildlife habitat and other natural resources. We then develop a plan that lays out a course of action to effectively control the invasive species. Invasive plant control work is already underway on several refuge properties.

Invasive Species Activities in the Connecticut River Watershed

Invasive species know no property boundaries. They impact all kinds of public and private lands and waters. To help address this situation, the Conte Refuge is involved in partnerships with many other agencies and organizations. Together, we work collaboratively to educate and engage citizens to take action, prioritize control activities control some of the watersheds most serious invaders.