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Virginia Invasive Species

What Are Invasive Species? 

Invasive species, such as feral swinestilt grass and the emerald ash borer, damage forests, grasslands, marshes and farms. They may also cause harm to humans. Invasive species are non-native weeds, insect pests and other organisms introduced intentionally or accidentally by people who move them from their native range. 

In the United States, economists estimate that more than $100 million are lost annually to damages associated with invasive species. Invasive species threaten native plants and animals and their habitat in forests, marshes, and other natural areas.

Learn more about invasive species and the damage they do here >>

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