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National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Feb. 26 – March 2, 2018

From underwater exclusion screens to common gardening tools-livestock to beetles, DUC is finding innovative and effective ways to combat invasive species. It’s an important part of our work to protect Canada’s wetlands and other natural areas. To mark National Invasive Species Awareness Week, we’re sharing our stories to help you inform and inspire your audiences.

Access ready-to-publish articles, images and videos that show how DUC science, engineering and on-the-ground work protect our landscapes for our waterfowl and wildlife. Learn more about specific projects and species by connecting with one of our in-house experts listed below.

Media Contact

Julielee Stitt
Communications Coordinator
204-467-3270
j_stitt@ducks.ca


Our team of experts

Dale Wrubleski

Dale Wrubleski

Senior scientist with the Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research

Expertise: Managing common carp at Delta Marsh, Man.

Matt Christensen

Matt Christensen

Conservation specialist and chair of the BC Spartina Working Group

Expertise: Managing Spartina, parrot’s feather and other invasive plants impacting B.C. wetland health.

Kyle Borrowman

Kyle Borrowman

Co-ordinator of the European Water Chestnut Eradication Program

Expertise: European water chestnut removal strategies, and the plant’s impact on habitat.

Ashley Rawluk

Ashley Rawluk

Conservation specialist in Alberta

Expertise: Working with livestock to manage invasive species and grassland health.

Jodie Horvath

Jodie Horvath

Conservation specialist in Saskatchewan

Expertise: Working with cattle to manage invasive species and grassland health.

Erling Armson

Erling Armson

Conservation specialist and Ontario invasive species expert

Expertise: Fighting invasive Phragmites in southern Ontario.


Press Materials

Materials to support your coverage of National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Cleaning up after common carp

Cleaning up after common carp

DUC

Researchers shut out an invasive fish species to help restore Delta Marsh

Hit Squad makes its mark near Wolfe Island

Hit Squad makes its mark near Wolfe Island

DUC

Program results in dramatic decline in invasive European water chestnut

Ducks call on goats and cows to fight invasive plants in Prairie Canada

Ducks call on goats and cows to fight invasive plants in Prairie Canada

DUC

Moo-ve over, space invaders! Livestock’s got you “bleat”

Fewer feathers at East Marsh

Fewer feathers at East Marsh

DUC

DUC safeguards important wildlife habitat at the Serpentine Wildlife Management Area

Fighting back against invasive Phragmites

Fighting back against invasive Phragmites

DUC

Pilot program is gaining ground in the battle against an alien giant

Reclaiming wetlands from purple loosestrife

Reclaiming wetlands from purple loosestrife

DUC

The fight to rescue habitat from a beautiful and destructive invader

Sweeping out the broom

Sweeping out the broom

DUC

DUC volunteers in B.C. help remove invasive scotch broom at wetland projects

An app solution!

An app solution!

DUC

A smartphone application helps Ducks Unlimited Canada tackle invasive Spartina plants