National Invasive Species Awareness WeekFeb. 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.
Our team of experts
Senior scientist with the Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research
Expertise: Managing common carp at Delta Marsh, Man.
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.
Co-ordinator of the European Water Chestnut Eradication Program
Expertise: European water chestnut removal strategies, and the plant’s impact on habitat.
Conservation specialist in Alberta
Expertise: Working with livestock to manage invasive species and grassland health.
Conservation specialist in Saskatchewan
Expertise: Working with cattle to manage invasive species and grassland health.
Conservation specialist and Ontario invasive species expert
Expertise: Fighting invasive Phragmites in southern Ontario.