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Aquatic Invasive Species

What is an Aquatic Invasive Species?

It's a non-native species that threatens the

Why are Aquatic Invasive Species a problem?

Aquatic Invasive Species are a threat to the economy, especially agriculture, tourism and recreation. They destroy natural lake ecosystems and fisheries.  The management of their impacts could cost millions of dollars each year.

The species of greatest concern in Alberta currently are two mussels and one plant.

AIS - Species

Does Alberta have Quagga or Zebra Mussels, a serious Aquatic Invasive Species threat?

Not yet, let's keep it that way.  Prevention is the most effective way of managing Aquatic Invasive Species.  We currently have some infestations of lower risk aquatic invasive species that are being managed locally.  Purple loosestrife is an example.

How are Aquatic Invasive Species spread?  

What can I do to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species?

What is Alberta Parks doing to address this issue?  

Where do I call to report something suspicous on my boat or equipment or for more information?

What additional resources can I access?



Updated: Jul 27, 2017