Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) exists to keep invasive species out of Oregon and to eliminate, reduce, or lessen the impacts of invasive species already present in Oregon.
When it comes to invaders, internationally celebrated Chef Philippe Parola (Baton Rouge, LA) has one motto: “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em!” Noted for his unusual and exotic cuisine, Chef Parola is not only making nutria less invasive and more desirable as nouveau cuisine, but he is also on a campaign to transport Asian carp to dinner tables around the world.
“Eat the Invaders”- www.eattheinvaders.org is a website dedicating to ‘fighting invasive species, one bite at a time.” Editor ‘n’ Chief Joe Roman is a conservation biologist, author, and researcher at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. The author of Whale and Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act., Joe was born and raised in New York. (He counts King Kong as an early conservation influence.) For more information please visit joeroman.com
The mission of ODFW is to “… protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.” They provide information on many of Oregon’s aquatic and terrestrial invaders.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. The organization works around the world to protect nature and people, and is active in the fight against invasive species. Learn what you can do, and what The Nature Conservancy is doing to protect native species.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the only agency of the U.S. Government whose primary responsibility is the conservation of the nation’s fish, wildlife, and plants.” They are therefore very concerned about the impact that invasive species have on native flora and fauna.