Invasive Species Surveys

White Water Associates provides an extensive range of invasive species surveys. Noxious, non-native species have invaded many high quality habitats and cause significant impact to native flora and fauna. White Water staff is trained and experienced in terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant and animal identification. We understand the native ecology of the ecosystems that are being invaded and are experienced in preparation of invasive species management plans and control techniques. Education of the public is of crucial importance in stemming the spread of invasive species to new habitats. Our mindset with regard to invasive species is to (1) prevent the spread, (2) detect new invasions early, (3) mitigate existing infestations, (4) restore native habitats, and (5) continue monitoring populations.

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), including:

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)

Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis)

Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)

Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis)

Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes cederstroemi)

Eurasian Water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)

Curly-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)

Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Terrestrial Invasive Species, including:

Gypsy Moths (Lymantria dispar)

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Common Reed (Phragmites australis)