Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council

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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)

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)

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National Park Service

Oregon Invasive Species Council

 

 

Citizens Take on Invasive Plants!

EDRR Volunteer Ann Stevens carries out a bag full of Tansy ragwort from Tiger Mountain State Forest in King County.

Publications

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Cirsium arvense

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