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Northwest Invasive Plant Council | Invasive Species | Forestry

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  The Invasive Plant Problem: Why andHow We Need to Partner  Thursday, October 16, 2008Fraser Fort George Regional District Council MeetingAndrea Eastham, NWIPC Program Manager  NWIPC PartnershipsNWIPC Partnerships    NWIPC PartnershipsNWIPC Partnerships   ã Why should we care about invasives? ã What is NWIPC and how do we operate? ã How can we partner?  ã Spread of invasive plantspecies is the second  biggest threat tobiodiversity after urban expansion. ã Once infested, manysites can never berestored. Oxeye DaisyInfestation What’s the big deal?  ã Environmental impacts  – Native grasses, wildflowers andendangered species destroyed ã Economic impacts on  – Forestry  – Agriculture  – Utilities and transportation  – Recreation and tourism ã Harm human and animalhealth  – Not eaten by animals  – Poisonous or thorn The bad news…
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