Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Parks Canada is Fighting Off Invasive Species

As part of a park wide program to preserve native plants, Parks Canada is trying to kill Japanese knotweed in 20 areas. The park ecologist explains they will cut the plat to the ground level and cover the area with a black, heavy tarp. This will kill the plant and help control the spread. Invasive species are important to eradicate because they affect the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the area. Click here to read more on the Parks Canada eradication.