U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region



Local high school students are being hired to help the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge wage the battle against an invasive plant that is harming our waterways.

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Early monitoring and detection is critical in our war against invasive species. Learn how Aquatic Invasive Species crews are using this technique to keep the Great Lakes from being over run by unwanted creatures.

A map of the Erie Canal, 1840.

Canals were created to help increase the flow of goods. There were also some unintended consequences.