Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


"Invasive species", or invasive exotics, are non-indigenous species, or "non-native", plants or animals that adversely affect the habitats and bio-regions they invade economically, environmentally, and/or ecologically. They disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular habitats, and/or wildland-urban interface land from loss of natural controls (i.e.: predators or herbivores). This includes non-native invasive plant species labeled as exotic pest plants and invasive exotics, in restoration parlance, growing in native plant communities.

Other websites with information on local invasive species.

Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium (SEWISC)

Wisconsin Counsil on Invasive Species

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Eating Invasive Species