Posts Tagged ‘ISAP’

Hemlock woolly adelgid
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Hemlock bug spreading

An invasive insect that attacks and kills hemlock trees is expanding its range in Ontario. Suspected cases should be reported.

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Public help sought for wild pigs

The Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) is asking the public to join the effort to detect wild pigs throughout the province.

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Genetic mussel solution examined

Two separate initiatives are examining methods of genetic control, which would target a specific invasive mussel species.

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Invasive caterpillars booming

Invasive caterpillars have ravaged trees across the province, but experts with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) say healthy trees will survive by growing a second wave of leaves.

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Armoured catfish found in Hamilton creek

The discovery of a non-native, armoured catfish in an Ontario creek reminds us why pets shouldn’t be released into the wild.

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Don’t dump pet fish

Citizens are being reminded not to dump their pet fish into water bodies after a large school of goldfish were spotted in a stormwater pond in Port Perry, not far from Lake Scugog, earlier this month.

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Boat movement regulations being considered

While species ranging from Bohemian knotweed to wild pigs are under review, of note to outdoor enthusiasts is the mention of boats as carriers.

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Grass carp spawning in Lake Erie watershed

Evidence has been found of grass carp naturally reproducing in a Great Lakes tributary.