We use it, we abuse it, we celebrate it, we fight over it. But we all need it. Water connects us all, no matter the part it plays in our lives.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are transported primarily by humans moving from one location to another. Once they’re introduced into a new watershed, AIS begin the process of invasion, slowly changing the landscapes of our favorite places. As they spread, they quietly entwine themselves into our everyday lives. AIS affect our community water supplies, water treatment plants, hydro-electric dams, and the many municipal pipes that crisscross beneath our urban landscapes. Trying to keep AIS at bay quickly becomes very expensive.
That’s why we at ISAN are dedicated to reducing the human caused spread of invasive species. We provide solutions to invasive species problems by focusing on scientific research, education programs and policy development. Thank you for your interest in helping to stop the spread of invasive species. With your help and support, together we can make a real difference.