invasive species

Pincher patrol: Over 400K invasive crabs trapped, killed as fight goes on

BY: - June 14, 2023

Washington state is clawing back against an invasive crab, which swept into the region’s waters in recent years, threatening native Dungeness crabs, littleneck clams, oysters, and seagrass that fish depend on for habitat. The state’s battle with the European green crab has significant economic and environmental stakes. If allowed to spread unchecked, the crab could […]

Preparing for an invasive insect that is destructive to crops

BY: - June 2, 2023

The spotted lanternfly might not be here yet, but Washington officials are beginning to take steps to prevent the spread of the crop-damaging bugs.  Since first appearing in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014, the invasive pest has quickly spread west, harming wine grapes, other crops and trees in its path. It’s now known to […]