Meeting The Challenge

MANAGEMENT PLAN
MEETING THE INVASIVE SPECIES CHALLENGE

National Invasive Species Council
January 18, 2001

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Invasive species affect each of our lives, all regions of the U.S., and every nation in the world.
Society pays a great price for invasive species – costs measured not just in dollars, but also in unemployment, damaged goods and equipment, power failures, food and water shortages, environmental degradation, increased rates and severity of natural disasters, disease epidemics, and even lost lives. Stimulated by the rapid global expansion of trade, transport, and travel, invasive species and their costs to society are increasing at an alarming rate.

 

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