The impact of invasive plants on a wetland can be devastating. Rather than adding to the diversity of a wetland, they tend to take over, creating plant monoculture and a decline in overall plant and animal diversity.
Early detection of new infestations is particularly valuable. Invasive plant eradication efforts tend to be most successful and cost-effective when an infestation has only recently established itself in a location and colonies remain small. And if you are monitoring a wetland in which invasive removal efforts are taking place, monitoring can also help gauge the effectiveness of the removal efforts being used.
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Coalition and Suzanne Wade, UW-Extension Basin Education Initiative.
Researched and written by Patrice Kohl