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Invasive Species Project Examples: All Regions

Aquatic Invasive Species

An educational video geared towards boat owners about what invasive species are and what can be done in New Hampshire.

Battling an Invasive Plant Species at Carolina Beach State Park

How Phragmites , an invasive non-native plant, is being managed in North Carolina.

Caddo Lake Giant Salvinia Survey

Texas Parks and Wildlife and partners work to combat giant salvinia, a highly invasive, free-floating aquatic plant that forms dense mats on the water’s surface causing environmental and economic damage.

Coastline Restoration Project Removes Invasive Plants

A brief news story about students removing invasives and planting native plants in Florida.

Community-Based Restoration, Save The Bay San Francisco

Save The Bay works to restore Bay habitat at significant scale, both through advancing sound science and by securing the funding necessary for these projects.

Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group

In conjunction with members of the CT Chapter of the Sierra Club, the CIPWG installed 9 invasive plant signs along a trail at the Eagleville Preserve in Mansfield, CT, providing a living educational...

Croton River Hydrilla Control Project

This project aims to control Hydrilla in the Croton River before it spreads to the Hudson River.

Eurasian Watermilfoil

This is the #11 video in the “Protecting What You Love” series created by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is a native to Europe and Asia...

From the Mountains to the Sea

Hawaiians are reviving traditional land management practices to restore a watershed.

Galerucella Beetle Project, Metro Vancouver Parks

Metro Vancouver Parks is studying the potential of these beetles as a biological control against purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). .

Goats in South Portland

Goats in South Portland are being used to clear Japanese knotweed.

Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species

Comprehensive documentary that discusses plant and fish aquatic invasive species management, policy and actions that can be taken by anyone.

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

A collection of videos specific to Phragmites and how to distinguish native vs. invasive, methods of spread, management  strategies and techniques, and the importance of early detection and rapid response.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This EPA project controlled over 90% of Phragmites that had degraded Wisconsin’s coastal areas.

Green Invaders

Students discuss what invasive plants are, including interviews with experts and neighbors.

Green-Duwamish Cooperative Riparian Enhancement-Development of a Comprehensive Landscape

King County DNRP Noxious Weed Program manages riparian noxious weeds, including knotweed.

Healing Our Waters, Great Lakes Coalition

The Coalition’s website has dozens of success stories about habitat restoration and improvements in water quality.

How to Control Knotweed Without Chemicals, King County DNRP Noxious Weed Program

Learn about digging out this invasive weed, cutting and starving roots, and cutting, covering, and shading roots as control methods.

How to Guide for Native Pollinator Habitat Restoration

Best management practices for native pollinator habitat restoration in the Puget Sound lowlands. Matthew B Schwartz & Nelson Salisbury

How to Remove Ivy, West Multnomah Conservation District

Urban Conservationist Mary Logalbo shows your step-by-step instructions on removing invasive ivy from your land.

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Invasive Species Program

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. (Clearwater) was awarded funding in March 2017 to continue the Aquatic Invasive Species Program. This multifaceted program works to educate a wide variety of...

Hydrilla Management, Eno River, NC

Eno River Hydrilla Project: targeted treatment to eradicate  Hydrilla.

Hydrilla: An Emerging Concern

A video from the NC SeaGrant about a beach community treating Hydrilla.

Invasive Cattail Harvesting to Restore Marsh Biodiversity

A team of researchers based at the University of Michigan Biological Station is using a $500,000 federal grant to test a novel approach for restoring the biological diversity of Great Lakes coastal...

Invasive Species Control, Galveston Bay Foundation

The Texas gulf coast is host to a number of exotic species that you may be familiar with, some of the most notorious and invasive of these being fire ants, grass carp, nutria, Hydrilla, water...

Kaua`i High Athletes Remove Mangrove from Alakok

High school students restore the 600-year-old Alakoko Fishpond by removing invasive red mangroves.

Knotweed Control Project

Snohomish County Surface Water Management obtained a grant to conduct knotweed assessments in the Little Bear Creek watershed. The goal of this project is to detect and assess current populations of...

Knotweed Identification

This short video will help you identify Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed.

Little Things Big problems: Invasive Plants in Our Parks

National Parks are known for being beautiful natural native areas. What you may not know, threatening each of these national treasures are scores of invasive plants prepared to crowd out, smother,...

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes

This two-part documentary takes viewers below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, discussing the non-native species of plants, fish, invertebrates and microscopic organisms that...

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s oldest and largest conservation organization. It has worked for over two decades to protect and restore the Gulf Coast. Their website has links to...

Native Plants Along North Carolina Coast

A conservation horticulturalist and invasive species specialist discusses invasive animals and plants found along North Carolina’s coast, the scope of the problem, and what each one of us can do...

Non-Native Plants of New England

An overview of the common invasive species in New England and how they are impacting the ecology around them.

North Carolina Aquatic Nuisance Program

North Carolina Aquatic Nuisance Program aligns efforts and coordinates other related plans. The plan itself contains case studies of projects.

Planning Invasive Species Events Part 1

How to develop an invasive species restoration project This is a 2 part video series from Minnesota, but the information provided is applicable to all project development and was specifically...

Planning Invasive Species Events Part 2

How to develop an invasive species restoration project This is a 2 part video series from Minnesota, but the information provided is applicable to all project development and was specifically...

Practical Control Methods for Invasive Plant Species, Seattle Public Utilities

East coast integrated pest management expert Steve Manning presents practical tools and approaches for controlling invasive plants.

Presque Isle Coastal Wetland Restoration, Southern Lake Erie, PA

Ducks Unlimited and several partners are removing invasive Phragmites (common reed), replanting with native species, and monitoring the site before and after restoration.

Purple Loosestrife

This is the 10th video in the “Protecting What You Love” series created by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an invasive wetland plant that is...

Purple Loosestrife Beetles

The Nashua River Watershed Association sponsors a project in which volunteers raise Galerucella beetles and release them into the wild to eat purple loosestrife.

Removing Ivy at Chism Beach Park, EarthCorps

More than eight acres of land at Chism Beach Park overrun with ivy and other invasive plants are being restored, with more than 100 volunteers and the city’s garbage hauler pitching in for the cause

Restoration of Florida’s Coastal Dune Lakes

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Atlanta Botanical Gardens are removing invasive species and using fire management to restore coastal dune lakes in the Florida Panhandle to improve...

Rethink War on Dandelions and Wildflowers in Search for ‘Perfect Lawn’

EarthKeepers II and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Reviving Wetlands and Traditions

Restoring an Oʻahu wetland by replanting and removing invasive species to minimize flood damage and provide healthy food and clean water for the local community.

Salinas River State Beach Dune Restoration Project, Central Coast Wetlands Group, CA

Salinas River beach dunes provide a natural barrier to thousands of acres of low-lying farms and wetlands. However, ice plant and other invasive plants have over-stabilized the dunes, making them...

Salt Marsh Restoration, Tampa Bay Watch

Community volunteers and students participate in salt marsh plantings throughout the year. To date, they have restored 294 acres of wetland habitat by planting 334,204 plugs of salt marsh.

San Francisco Bay Sea Lavender Control, California Invasive Pest Council

Cal-IPC and partners are removing Algerian and European sea lavenders to protect San Francisco Bay tidal marshes. There are about 50 known locations around the bay. They are both hand pulling this...

Shallow Coral Reef Habitat

Coral reefs are underwater structures built by tiny sea animals. Hard corals, which have a stone-like skeleton, grow into reefs on the edges of tropical islands and continents. Their beautiful shapes...

South Carolina Invasive Weed Plan

South Carolina Invasive Weed Plan provides statewide coordination in protecting marine and freshwater resources from adverse impacts arising from existing aquatic invasive species and those that...

St. Simons Elementary School Native Garden, GA

In the fall of 2016, the Spanish Garden at St. Simons Elementary School was converted to a native habitat garden.  This was the result of a joint project between St. Simons Elementary PTA, Coastal...

Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak- Signal Crayfish Project

The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak studies invasive signal crayfish in Buskin River Watershed on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Tansy Video, Washington State University Extension Office, San Juan County

Tansy ragwort management.

The Mile-a-Minute Control Project

The Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management received state funding to eradicate mile-a-minute on 3 private parcels over 3 years.

The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project is a coordinated regional effort among local, state and federal organizations dedicated to preserving California’s extraordinary coastal...

The South Central Coast Eradication Project

The South Central Coast Eradication Project targeted five invasive plant species for region-wide eradication in the South Central Coast region (San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties): Canada...

The Threat of Invasive Species, TED-Ed

Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings. A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator. Rabbit populations that...

Unalaska readies to deploy traps for invasive European green crabs

Unalaska prepares monitoring efforts for early identification of the invasive European Green Crabs

Using eDNA in the Fight Against Asian Carp

In the fight against Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its project partners have turned to environmental DNA as a new fisheries tool. Environmental...

Vedanta Restoration Project

The Vedanta Society of Portland worked with the Conservation District on a number of special projects to bring its members and visitors closer to native plants and the natural world. These projects...

Why Hunt and Eat Lionfish?

Lionfish do not belong in this part of the world. They are eating everything they can get their mouths on, spreading faster than a plague of locusts. Lionfish are consequently destroying the...

Why Manage Invasive Plants?

UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants explains the importance of managing invasive plants.

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