An invasive species is a result of human activities, beyond its accepted normal distribution and which has a negative impact on environmental, agricultural or community resources by threatening individual species and reducing overall abundance and diversity of those species in forest communities.
With this in mind, the PEI Model Forest Network Partnership in cooperation with Parks Canada, is hosting a presentation session to discus these organisms that are continuing to move beyond there natural range and the impact not only on the natural environment, but also on our economy.
Bruno Gallant, Program Network Specialist with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will provide an Atlantic perspective on the Canadian Invasive Framework.
Kate MacQuarrie, Director of the Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division of the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry will discus Invasive species terminology, how aliens are moved, categories of concern, why some aliens become invasive, what are some of the problems with invasive and what the future looks like.
Kirby Talk, Ecosystem Scientist, Prince Edward Island National Park will provide an overview on Garlic Mustard. The presentation will focus on Garlic Mustard history, characteristics, why it's so invasive, current status on PEI, what the effects are on ecosystems and what is being done to manage this species.
Delivery of Invasive Alien Species Session
Increased public knowledge and awareness of invasive species
List of Other Project Partners:
Department of Environment, Energy & Forestry and Parks Canada