Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Aiding and Abetting Invasive Species

'Aiding and Abetting Invasive Species' an article in The Prairie Ecologist by Chris Helzer. Chris poses a question I have heard asked by many people, 'It’s bad enough that invasive species are taking over our prairies and other natural areas.  Why do we insist on helping them do it?'.  He makes the point that plants known to be invasive are still being promoted and sold. Why does this happen? Laws, rules, regulations always follow behind research and knowledge. The more folks who know which plants are an invasive problem and how they can help make positive changes, the more quickly those changes will happen. Great article Chris. To read Chris' article click here.