|Invasive red-eared sliders compete with native turtles for food, habitat and basking and nesting sites.
Oregon’s aquatic invasive species
Oregon terrestrial invasive species
Rick Boatner, ODFW Invasive Species coordinator
Martyne Reesman, ODFW Aquatic Invasive Species technician
Sam Dodenhoff, ODFW Southern Oregon Aquatic Invasive Species Technician
Invasive species are animals and plants that are not native to an ecosystem and that cause economic or environmental harm. While not all non-native species are invasive, many become a serious problem. They damage Oregon’s habitats and can aggressively compete with native species for food, water and habitat. Choose from the species lists above to learn about specific species. Visit the Oregon Department of Agriculture website to learn about invasive plants