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Invasive Species


Every day, invasive species are threatening the health of our nation’s vital agricultural and natural lands.  Forests and rangelands are being infested, cropland production is being negatively impacted, streams and waterways are being choked with weeds, and  wildlife species are losing habitat.  These conditions are just a few of the negative impacts that will continue, or will become more severe, if successful actions are not taken to halt and/or reverse this trend.

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC): Gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and international sources. Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

Invasive Species - Animals
Common name
: Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer






Invasive Species – Aquatic Species Common name: Zebra Mussel

Zebra Mussel






Invasive Species – Plants
Common name: Kudzu

Climbing Kudzu




NRCS Training Resources

Pest Management Module of “Nutrient and Pest Management Considerations in Conservation Planning”