At least 161 invasive vertebrates have been established in the
United States and are a significant cause for the loss of biodiversity.
Invasive insects feed on local crops, plants and other species. Their
populations grow rapidly, contaminating large areas in a short amount
Invasive aquatic species disrupt the ecosystem by competing with
native species for food and habitat.
The United States spends over $123 billion on invasive weed control.
Invasive weeds reduce wildlife habitat by forcing out native plants and
taking over the infested area.
Yellow Star Thistle:
The following Toolkit materials are for you to download and modify for your installation.
Invasive Species Outreach Toolbox
DoD Invasive Species