Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are non-native plants, animals, or pathogens that cause harm to the environment, the economy, and human or animal health.
Preventing the spread of AIS is important because once introduced, these species disrupt ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, and cost communities huge amounts of time, money, resources, and lost revenue.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant is hosting a "Rapid Response Mock Exercise" in Erie, PA for professionals who work with aquatic invasive species.
Additional training sessions and webinars will be available in the coming months. Contact Sara Stahlman for details.
Sara Stahlman, Extension Leader, talks about AIS for WhatPond.com