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June 18-19, 2014

The Oregon Invasive Species Council to meet in Bend, Oregon

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Protect Oregon From Invasive Species

Stop the Invasion logoOregon is being invaded by plants, animals, fungi and other species.

These invaders outcompete native plants and animals, devastate industries, threaten the safety of our drinking water, harm native cultures that rely on salmon and other natural resources, limit recreational opportunities, and risk the ability for future generations to experience the natural beauty of Oregon. 

The estimated damage from invasive species worldwide totals more than $1.4 trillion, or five percent of the global economy. The annual U.S. cost from invasives is estimated to be $120 billion, with more than 100 million acres affected (i.e., about the size of California). A NASA report, heralding a novel effort to monitor the progress of alien species via satellite, placed the economic cost of invasive species in the United States between $100 billion and $200 billion.

This website is a collaborative effort led by the Oregon Invasive Species Council to provide comprehensive information about invasive species currently infesting the state and those that threaten to invade. Our goals are to:

  • Increase understanding of why Oregon's economy, natural resources, agricultural industries, and overall quality of life are threatened by invasive species by providing easy access to information
  • Create access to online reporting systems for people to report suspected sightings of invasive species
  • Provide information on Early Detection Rapid Response species and protocols
  • Be the "go to source" of information on emerging invasive species issues
  • Suggest ways people can make a difference in the fight against invasive species

We hope you enjoy the website and its resources. If you have suggestions about the website or our activities, we're interested in hearing from you.  Drop us a line.
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