Monday, June 21, 2010

Invasive Species Have Same Impact as Oil Spills

Invasive species cling to our forests and smother them, climb our trees choking them to death, cover our landscapes altering the resources we use in our lives and coat the surface of our waterways. Invasive species are biologically equivalent to oil spills. Both change the interactions of local and regional ecosystems and alter lives directly and indirectly. Invasive species and oil spills remove resources, kill jobs, destroy wetlands, prevent human use of natural and managed landscapes and kill fish. The difference between these two; oil spill damage are predictable and invasive species damage is unknown. To read more about this topic, click here.