Invasive Exotic Species

Watch invasive species videoInvasive exotic plants displace native plants and associated wildlife, can alter ecological processes such as fire and water flow, and have many negative impacts on many types of agricultural operations. Active management is necessary to control these plants! Watch the video linked above for a quick introduction to the invasives species issue.

Invasive exotic animals have also become a serious challenge in some regions of Florida. Populations of exotic reptiles such as the Argentine tegu lizard are disrupting the populations and habitats native wildlife.

UF/IFAS and several partners have many resources available for landowners and land managers in managing invasive species problems:

Important Links

UF/IFAS Publications