What are Invasive Species?
Invasive species are non-native plants or animals that cause environmental harm when introduced. In a healthy ecosystem, even non-native species can be balanced by other species competing for the same habitat or by being consumed. A species is considered invasive when it overwhelms a natural ecosystem and creates disruption or damage to humans, livestock, or native species.
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides science-based information about the spread and containment of invasive species in Coastal South Carolina.