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Invasive Species of the Midwest

Invasive Species of the Midwest

Photos of all kinds of invasive species will be accepted. Location tagging is very important. Make sure and record exactly where you spotted the invasive. It will help with future conservation efforts. Make sure the pictures clearly show the organism. Add additional information about the area the invasives are found in the "Notes" of your spotting. Sign in to join mission

Invasive Species of the Midwest
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A species is invasive when it is both nonnative to the ecosystem in which it is found, and capable of causing environmental, economic, or human harm. Invasive species often compete so successfully in new ecosystems that they displace native species and disrupt important ecosystem processes. Plants, fish, insects, mammals, birds, and diseases all can be invasive. Invasive species can negatively impact ecosystems in a variety of ways. They can displace native species, reduce native wildlife habitat, reduce forest health and productivity, alter ecosystem processes, and degrade recreation areas. Mapping the locations of invasive species will help a variety of organizations zero in on where to work on additional conservation efforts.

Invasive Species of the Midwest

Lat: 39.49 Long: -86.07

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