A new Invasive Species Portal on Maine.gov gives citizens easy access to work being done by state agencies. The portal helps the public find resources about destructive flora and fauna that have invaded the state or could be coming soon.
Invasive species are wreaking havoc on Maine’s ecosystems and resources. Trails are blocked, propellers are clogged, swimmers get tangled, and diners may see clam prices rising.
On the portal, users will find resources to learn about northern pike, green crabs, hydrilla, spotted lanternfly, emerald ash borer, and Japanese barberry. Long list you say? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Invasive species are found across Maine’s ecosystems.