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Invasive Species

Invasive species are exotic species (not native to the ecosystem) whose introduction does or will likely cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Invasive species can include insects, exotic wildlife or feral animals, fungi and diseases, and plants. In addition to displacing native species and disrupting natural cycles in the environment, they can prevent landowners from meeting their management objectives and reduce income from agricultural products. 

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Invasive shrubs such as Japanese barberry are a management challenge in open lands and under closed canopy forests