What are the Impacts of Invasive Species?

Invasive species have an immense impact on the world around us. They are one of the leading causes of loss in biodiversity globally.

How Can I Prevent Invasive Species?

As outdoor recreators, we have a responsibility to protect our favorite places from invasive species.

There are a few simple ways each of us can do just that!

How Do I Report Invasive Species?

Early detection of invasive species is imperative to successful management. If you see something, say something. 

Gateway Communities and Invasive Species

As the home to our organization & a highly sought gateway community, we understand the importance of minimizing impacts from recreation. 

 

Park County presents an opportunity for great impact and reach. The area is treasured by Montanans and visitors alike as it provides highly accessible recreational opportunities and breathtaking sights. Without responsible recreation, the risk of invasive species introduction and spread is high. Together, we can protect Park County’s resources and residents from terrestrial and aquatic species invasions now and into the future. 

What is Responsible Recreation?

Choosing to recreate responsibly means that you are dedicated to natural resource stewardship. You are recreating in ways that have less impact on the environment and less disruption to other users. In terms of invasive species prevention, this means you are taking steps to make sure you aren’t moving or introducing invasive species to the environments in which you are recreating.

Practicing responsible recreation is important no matter where you’re recreating as it helps to ensure the space is there for others for years to come. 

This project is funded in part by
Park County Community Foundation.

Are you ready to help prevent the spread of invasive species?

Take the Pledge!

Invasive Species Prevention Pledge

6 + 14 =

Invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to biodiversity today, but preventing their spread is easy. This pledge provides the on-ramp for people everywhere to be part of the solution in preventing the spread of invasive species.

- Leah Elwell, Fmr. Executive Director