Invasive Species in Southern Forests: Problems and Solutions (Web-based)
An invasive species is a non-native species (including seeds, eggs, spores, or other propagules) whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to human health. The term "invasive" is used for the most aggressive species. These species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major disturbance to the areas in which they are present. In addition to the threats to production agriculture and forestry. Invasive species can decrease your ability to enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational activities. The United States suffers from $120 billion per year in economic losses due to invasive species. Approximately 42% of Threatened or Endangered species are at risk due to non-native, invasive species. The presentation introduce the problem, why you should care, and tools to help identify, monitor and prevent the spread of invasive species.