DoD developed this page to help installation natural resources managers and others protect natural resources on our nation's military lands. To address the growing ecological and economic damage caused by invasive species, Executive Order 13751 directs federal agencies to:
"...prevent the introduction of invasive species and provide for their control, and to minimize the economic, plant, animal, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause..."
E.O. 13751 defines an 'invasive species' as a "non-native organism whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human, animal, or plant health."