INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAMS

INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAMS

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The UF/IFAS Invasive Species Council is a growing statewide network of UF/IFAS Extension specialists and agents who are working together to address problems caused by invasive organisms of all types more strategically and effectively.


MISSION STATEMENT

The UF IFAS Invasive Species Council provides the leadership to build the capacity of all stakeholders to proactively address the management and prevention of invasive species through partnerships and science-based teaching and extension programs.

VISION STATEMENT

Florida’s environment, economy, and the quality of life of all Floridians and our visitors are secure from the impacts of invasive species.

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Florida consistently ranks among the top three states most affected by invasive species along with California and Hawaii. Invasive species destroy ecosystems, damage the economy, and cause harm to human health and well being. They also cost the state approximately $45 million a year to control and manage. Invasive species affect homeowners, landowners, agriculture, aquaculture, tourism and recreation, and natural resources.

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For questions or comments regarding this site and the UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, contact Emily Bell, UF/IFAS Invasive Species Extension Coordinator.