What are invasive species?
An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. Below are some external links to how to help stop aquatic hitchhikers in our region:
- Quagga and Zebra Mussels (California Department of Fish and Wildlife) – Maps, educational materials, and guidance documents https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives/Quagga-Mussels
- National Invasive Species Information Center (United States Department of Agriculture) – Information, links, and resources for California’s invasive species.
- Division of Boating and Waterways (California State Parks) – Information, links, and resources for California’s invasive species.