Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Profiles: (under construction)

 

Zebra and Quagga mussels

Zebra and Quagga mussels are two species of freshwater shellfish that are not yet known in BC.  If accidentally imported they could damage our aquatic environment, our economy, and our enjoyment of our waterways.  Prevent the spread of these species by always stooping at inspection stations when bringing any watercraft to BC, and by Cleaning  Draining, and Drying your watercraft between water bodies within BC.

American Bullfrog

American Bullfrogs are native to Eastern North America.  They were brought to BC as farm animals last century for their meaty legs.  Unfortunately some animals were released.  These large frogs are generalsit predators and eat other frogs, reptiles, small fish, baby birds, and even small mammals. Most places where bullfrogs exist in western Canada, the biodiversity plummets.  Never release captive animals. 

Columbia Shuswap American Bullfrog Risk Assessment

 

Where are the Aquatic Invasive Species?

BC

Alberta

USA

All species: Early Detection & Distribution Mapping Systems
All species: U.S Geological Survey 
Invasive Mussel Monitoring: Aquatic Invasive Species Network