An Introduction to Woody Invasive Plants

A number of woody invasives threaten Ontario’s environment, economy and society. These are plants that are introduced to areas outside of their natural range, typically via human activity. Once established, they can outcompete native plants, degrade wildlife habitat, impact species at risk, impede access to recreational activities and impact human health and safety. This 1.5 […]

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An Introduction to Aquatic Invasive Plants

A number of aquatic invasive plants threaten Ontario’s waterways. These are non-native species introduced to Ontario from outside their normal range by human activities and threaten the environment, economy, or society. Once established they can out-compete native plants, threaten species at risk, inhibit recreational uses of waterways (like boating, swimming or angling), disrupt storm drainage or […]

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Grow Me Instead – Promoting Invasive-free Gardening Across Ontario

Each year many new plants are introduced for use in the horticulture trade due to low maintenance requirements, ability to spread rapidly and often, beautiful, showy foliage and flowers. Many of these species can become very invasive and when they escape gardens and enter natural areas, they outcompete native plants, lower biodiversity and can become […]

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Phraggers Phorums – First Phorum on April 29th, 2024

We are excited to announce a series of virtual meetings called the Phraggers Phorums! These casual virtual meetings will allow you to engage with and learn from fellow scientists, managers, and enthusiasts throughout the year on topics surrounding the management of Invasive Phragmites in Ontario. The first Phraggers Phorum will take place virtually (via Zoom) […]

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Developing a Coordinated Response to Phragmites Management

In Ontario, Invasive Phragmites has negative impacts on the environment, economy and society. Are you interested in learning what goes into creating a coordinated response to Phragmites management? Then this is the training for you! This two-day VIRTUAL event will provide you with key information that you can use to inform your own Phragmites management […]

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