You can help safeguard Colorado's precious land and waters!
Learn tips specific to your activity for stopping Invasive Species in their tracks!
Invasive Species are everyone's problem - and everyone can help solve it!
Invasive species damage Colorado's lands and waters, hurt the economy, ruin recreational opportunities, result in a loss of property values and threaten public health. They consume enormous amounts of water reducing the supply for livestock, wildlife, and humans. They impede water distribution systems for municipal, industrial, and agricultural supplies. They can damage boats, gear and fishing equipment, and impair all forms of water based recreation. They displace wildlife habitat and reduce forage, shelter and range for big game and other native species.
Vigilance can stop Invasive Species from doing more damage!
Prevention is the Best Defense!
Together, we can protect Colorado's lands and waters by preventing the introduction of new invasive species, and stopping the spread of those that are already here. In addition to natural vectors, such as water or wind, invasive species are spread by humans as hitchhikers on watercraft, trailers, vehicles, tires, boots or waders, equipment, gear, firewood and even dogs! Everyone can help prevent the spread of invasive species.
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