How Ducks Unlimited is protecting wetlands from invasive plants
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Aquatic invasive plants have highly disruptive impacts on wetlands, lakes and rivers. That’s why Ducks Unlimited Canada is on high alert, protecting coastal wetlands from invasive plant species, including the especially troublesome European water chestnut. It forms extremely dense floating mats of vegetation (above), shading out native vegetation, decreasing plant biodiversity and making recreational activities almost impossible in the infested areas.
In this episode, host Lawrence Gunther talks to DUC’s Kyle Borrowman (above), about the organization’s invasive plant surveillance and eradication program in eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.