Invasive Species Control
The spread of non-native invasive plant species is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity in our region. Invasive plants frequently outcompete native vegetation and can create situations in which vegetative diversity is reduced. This is important because diverse, native vegetation provides habitat required for healthy populations of native wildlife.
F&W foresters are able to identify and map invasive plant species populations and can recommend treatments that can help reduce their impact on the environment. We work with trained and reputable contractors to ensure invasive species treatments are effective and are done in a timely manner in a way that limits the effect of the treatment on residual desirable vegetation.
UConn's CT Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) has information on invasive plant management and native alternatives.