Video helps hunters, anglers identify invasive species PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 December 2008 20:13

From the Missouri Department of conservation.

Short and long versions are available as free downloads.  

JEFFERSON CITY–The USDA Forest Service and Wildlife Forever have released a video to help sportsmen and women identify invasive species and take action to help prevent the ecological damage that escaped exotic plants and animals can cause.

The video “Defending Favorite Places” is one in a series of invasive species prevention programs targeting the hunting and fishing communities.

 

“America’s 50 million hunters and anglers represent our best hope in combating invasive species,” said Wildlife Forever President Douglas H. Grann. “They are out on the front line every day. The knowledge and information contained in these programs will empower an army of outdoors men and women to help take back America’s native habitats. It is our hope that local conservation and sports clubs across the nation will show these programs frequently during their regular meetings." The video is part of the National Invasive Species Threat Campaign led by Wildlife Forever with support from the Forest Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Center for Invasive Plant Management, and many other public and private organizations and individuals. The full, 27-minute video is available as a free Internet download at Wildlife Forever’s new Invasive Species Central (ISC) web page. Also available are a shortened version running 15 minutes, a 5-minute video trailer and a 14-minute “Ideas on Invasives” bonus feature. The ISC home page also has other how-to videos and links to information for anyone who wants to join the fight against invasive species.