Invasive Species – What’s the Big Deal?

Photo of New Zealand Mud Snails on a penny to show their small size. The New Zealand Mud Snail has been found in the Pere Marquette River. It covers the bottom of the river. The tiny snails can move on boots, waders and boats.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invasive species are living creatures who are not native to a particular area of land and/or water. When they arrive, their population explodes because there are no other other plants, animals or insects to keep them in check. Find out how to identify invasives and protect our water and land.