Stop the spread of invasive species

Item Metadata

Dublin Core

Title

Stop the spread of invasive species

Description

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) are a significant and rapidly growing threat to Colorado’s water supply and to boating and fishing recreation. ANS are invasive animals, plants, and disease-causing pathogens that are “out of place” in Colorado’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands. They are introduced accidentally or intentionally outside of their native range. Because they are not native to Colorado habitats, they have no natural competitors and predators. Without these checks and balances, the invaders are able to reproduce rapidly and out-compete native species for space and nutrients. ANS have harmful effects on natural resources, water supply systems and recreational opportunities. Once introduced, most invasive species cannot be eradicated and cost millions of dollars to manage. Preventing the introduction and spread of ANS is critical!

Creator

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Subject

Aquatic nuisance species
ANS
Fishing

Extent

2 pages

Date Created

2011-02

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Publisher

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Collection

Citation

Colorado Division of Wildlife, “Stop the spread of invasive species,” CPW Digital Collections, accessed June 17, 2024, https://cpw.cvlcollections.org/items/show/129.