Invasive species have become a serious threat to many native plants and animals in the Pacific Northwest through competitive exclusion or predation. Their initial introduction often occurs through human pathways such as intentionally stocked fish for recreational wildlife management or plants for ornamental landscaping. Many of these introduced species are exerting strong control over native species and ecosystems.
Because many invasive species will never be entirely eradicated, they instead must be actively managed to limit their distribution and the rate of dispersal. West Fork Environmental favors a comprehensive approach to dealing with invasive species that requires the development of a plan with the following components: 1) assessment of spatial extent, 2) analysis of pathways and vectors of establishment, 3) recommendation for control measures, and 4) monitoring results of control measures.
West Fork Environmental crews take special precautions to limit the spread of invasives. View our decontamination procedures.