Georgian Bay Biosphere Information Sheets
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.
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)
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.