Windsor Conservation Commission
Invasive Species Reference Sources
According to the Federal government's web site,
  • One study estimates that the total costs of invasive species in the United States amount to more than $100 billion each year.
    (Pimentel et al., 1999).
  • Invasive species impact nearly half of the species currently listed as Threatened or Endangered under the U.S. Federal Endangered Species Act.
  • One invasive plant, purple loosestrife, can produce up to 2.7 million seeds per plant yearly and spreads across approximately 1 million additional acres of wetlands each year.  


For More Information: 

Japanese Knotweed Control Experiments in Windsor

Alternatives to Invasive Plants in Connecticut

Sources of Native Plants:  Perennials

The Nature Conservancy:  Abating the Threat of Invasive Species

UCONN's Information on Invasive Species