Priority invasive species are those that pose the greatest threats or impacts - and those species new to a region or that haven't spread too far to control or eradicate.
Prevention and early detection/ rapid response are two of the most important actions to successfully manage invasive species and their impacts.
You can help! CRISP works in partnership to prevent new high risk species outbreaks and to rapidly respond to new, high priority species.
Capital Region Priorities
More about regional priority species in the Capital Region and what to do:
Invasive Species Information
Key Species: other sources
Invasive Animal Information
The "Invasion Curve" shows that early detection of invasive species makes management and control costs easier and possible. Unfortunately, public awareness typically begins when the species has spread too far to eradicate and control gets more expensive and difficult. Prevention and early detection of invasives are important for successful invasive management.