Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council

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In the Pacific Northwest, invasive plants negatively impact native plants, wildlife and whole ecosystems. These invasives displace native plants, degrade habitat and recreation opportunities, as well as physically and chemically alter soil properties and fire frequencies. Additionally, invasive plants can jeopardize endangered plants, some of which are at risk due to invasive species, and further decrease biodiversity. Monetarily, in the United States, these damages and losses can cost up to $138 billion per year! Nearly 420,000 acres of National Forests and Grasslands in the PNW have been degraded by invasive plants. (more)

The mission of the PNW-IPC is to protect the Pacific Northwest's land and waters from ecologically-damaging invasive plants through scientific research, education, policy and an on-the-ground citizen science monitoring and eradication program. (more)

NEW in 2014!

For more information on upcoming trainings, conferences and workshops...

PNW IPC Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Citizen Scientist Volunteer Invasive Species Monitoring Program

2012-2013 EDRR Citizen Science Invasive Speices Biennial Report

Invasive Plant Control (www.invasiveplantcontrol.com) is a national organization focusing on the management of Invasive Species nationwide. They are supporters of the PNW IPC.

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Publications

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Focusing on Invasives

Cirsium arvense
Cirsium arvense
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum perforatum
Polygonum cuspidatum
Polygonum cuspidatum
Senecio jacobea
Senecio jacobea