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OMSI Science Pub: invasive species in Oregon

BridgePort Brew Pub
1313 Nw Marshall St
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



OMSI science pub

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The Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone, no RSVP required. Science Pub is meant for adults, but minors are welcome at bridgeport until 10 pm. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!

The Invader in My Backyard: Invasive Species in Oregon

The pace of trade and travel has created pathways for invasive species to get a ground-hold in Oregon. Activities such as outdoor recreation, exotic pet ownership, and the demand for fresh and different foods have contributed to the rapid rise in the number of exotic species that arrive here. While only a small fraction of the invaders become established and cause problems, the rate of new introductions has risen so dramatically that Oregon is losing ground in the fight to keep them out. Join us as we investigate what's happening and what can be done.

Sam Chan is the aquatic invasive species specialist with Sea Grant Extension at Oregon State University.