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Pennsylvania takes regional approach fighting invasive species

Invasive species worrying state officials, shown clockwise from upper left, on a background of Japanese stiltgrass are: spotted lanternfly instar (immature) emerald ash borer, round gobie, Japanese barberry, adult spotted lanternfly, gypsy moth and zebra mussels. (Photos courtesy Penn State, USDA, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Pa. Fish & Boat Commission)
The Pennsylvania Governor’s Invasive Species Council is taking a regional approach in the fight against invasives. The new approach will launch as a pilot program in 13 northwest counties in July and will be a partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts. Using $210,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, the association will conduct on-the-ground projects to remove invasive species and educational outreach to help prevent introduction of invasives.
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