KING5 News, Sept. 23, 2014, by Gary Chittim: SEATTLE—An invasive and non-native snail has spread from one creek to several in King County over the last five years.
Phys.org, Sept. 25, 2014: Herbivores may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds.
As part of a research study by Elaine Lum, who is working towards her Master’s Degree at Miami University, an invasive plant survey has been developed in cooperation with the Invasive Species Council of BC to help measure the level of knowledge of invasive plants in gardeners across British Columbia. Volunteers are needed to take the 10 minute survey.
Phys.org, Sept. 15, 2014: A research study of reefs in North Calorina finds warming Atlantic temperatures could increase range of invasive species. The North Carolina reefs lie within the temperate-tropical transition zone, where historically, both temperate and tropical species live, at their respective range limits. However, water temperatures in the zone are becoming more tropical, making it an important place to detect climate changes and its impacts.
University of Toronto News, Sept. 10, 2014, by Dominic Ali and Don Campbell: Dog-strangling vine now invading Canadian cities may meet its match in the Hypena caterpillar.
Autoworldnews.com, Sept. 8, 2014, by Jordan Ecarma: American and Canadian wildlife officials are collaborating to fight an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie with a field exercise planned for this week.
Castanet.net, Sept. 5, 2014, by Ragnar Haagen: The provincial government recently announced they have stepped up inspection enforcement of boats possibly containing either zebra or quagga mussels.
24Hrs Vancouver, Sept. 4, 2014, by Jane Deacon: A lack of co-ordination is leaving Metro Vancouver at serious risk of invasive species — a problem the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver hopes to fight with a new region-wide strategy.
Salmon Arm Observer, Aug. 29, 2014: Invasive species threaten our environment and economy. These species include plants that spread quickly, reduce native biodiversity and can be harmful to human and animal health. The Shuswap Trail Alliance and the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society are partnering to protect local trails.
ISCBC News Release, August 28, 2014: WILLIAMS LAKE — The Invasive Species Council of BC today applauded actions by Alberta and BC which ensured that boats being moved from Lake Ontario to Victoria last weekend were stopped and inspected for zebra mussels, proving that inter-province cooperation to prevent the spread of aquatic species is working.