Protect Your Public Lands

Our understanding of invasive species, the threats they pose, and how we should address those threats changes as we learn more. Invasive species are a complex challenge in the National Park Service, but the good news is that you can help prevent their impacts by making a few simple choices, whether in national parks or in your community.

Artwork featuring invasive species
What are Invasive Species?

Native species, non-native species, invasive species, pests... Find out what’s the difference.

Man sprays down his water craft with high powered water

Just a few steps can prevent the spread of invasive species.

Park staff spearing an invasive lion fish
Invasive aquatic species

Aquatic species are plants and animals that survive in the water.

A man spraying down invasive plants
Invasive species success stories

With the hard work of park staff and your help, success is possible!

Last updated: May 31, 2023