Invasive Species


Georgian Bay Biosphere Information Sheets

  • Japanese Knotweed

Invasive Species Action Plans

Hundreds of invasive species have infiltrated our lakes, rivers and forests. This puts our native fish, plants and animals and their habitats at risk.

After an invasive species arrives it is almost impossible to remove it. This can cause irreparable damage to important habitats and ecosystems.


Use Local Firewood

Firewood may carry an invasive pest or disease that could harm our forests. Avoid transporting it across long distances.

Report Sightings

If you come across an invasive species, report it:

  • by phone: call the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ Invading Species Hotline at Toll-free: 1-800-563-7711
  • online: through EDDMapS Ontario, a web-based mapping system
  • on your mobile: download the EDDMapS Ontario app on your mobile phone (iOS or Android)

Learn more about how and what to report.

Report Illegal Activity

Call Toll-free: 1-877-847-7667 to report any illegal activity involving invasive species to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at Toll-free: 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.

Learn more about how and what to report.

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