About New Invaders Watch Program

We are a partnership of government, non-profit, and volunteer organizations dedicated to the early detection and control of new exotic invasive plant and insect species in the Chicago Wilderness (CW) region, an area of globally threatened natural communities. This region is a global transportation hub, providing access for plant and animal invasions. Our target species are known to be invasive in the Midwest or regions of similar climate, and are not currently known from CW or are relatively rare here.

Our goals are to:

This program has the following key components:

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