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.
Protect Your Public Lands
- 5 minutes, 48 seconds
Invasive plants and animals can disrupt ecosystems even in highly protected National Parks. Learn how parks are taking action with help from Inventory & Monitoring as the first alert to new pests and with Exotic Plant Management Teams that tackle invasive species treatment and removal.
What are Invasive Species?
Native species, non-native species, invasive species, pests... Find out what’s the difference.
Last updated: February 28, 2022