Many natural communities have been changed by introduced plant and animal species that became invasive on this continent without their natural enemies to control them. Some of the invasive exotic plants and animals now dominate native communities and alter the ecological relationships. Many of our undeveloped lands and conservation areas are threatened by these non-native species.
Read our Invasive Plant section to learn more about this serious threat to biodiversity and the ways in which you can help.
For more information about efforts to control invasive species in Massachusetts, contact Tim Simmons, Restoration Ecologist, at email@example.com.
In July 2009, the presence of invasive zebra mussels was confirmed in Laurel Lake, Lee. Learn more about this invasive species in the Zebra Mussel section.