What are invasive plants? An invasive plant is defined as an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Invasive species typically harm native species through habitat degradation and competition for shared resources.
plants may look beautiful, but they can have a devastating effect.
Non-native invasive species are a threat to biodiversity in the
United States. Unchecked, invasives lead to the destruction of natural
areas, force native species into extinction and can cost billions
of dollars in damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
Voluntary Codes of Conduct established: Representatives from several groups attended
workshops in St. Louis and Chicago to explore and develop
workable voluntary approaches to reduce the introduction and
spread of non-native invasive plants. They endorsed principles to help curb invasives which we refer to as the Voluntary Codes of Conduct.
You can see the Codes of Conduct, the workshop proceedings and invasive species information from the links on the left.
Please consider endorsing the Voluntary Codes
if you have not done so.
Click on the image below to download CPC's Invasive Species brochure.