The Nutria (scientific name: Myocastor coypu), which is native to South America, is a very large rodent that was originally imported into Louisiana for the fur trade. Sometimes known as the giant swamp rat, it destroys vegetation and seriously degrades environmentally valuable wetland ecosystems. It has spread along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Midwest, and is also found in the Pacific Northwest.
PhragmitesApril 16, 2017
By: Stephanie Licciardi, RRISC Correspondent Phragmites is a wetland grass that grows along the Atla...
Cheat GrassApril 16, 2017
Cheat Grass- (Bromus Tectorum), also known as drooping brome, is a weed native to Europe, West Asia,...
RRISC Awards Nominations OpenMarch 1, 2016
Each year, RRISC recognizes legislators, state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and busine...
RRISC Holds Seminar on Pests in the Wine IndustryNovember 22, 2015
November 16, 2015–In cooperation with the Congressional Invasive Species Caucus and the Congre...
RRISC holds its second annual Congressional Reception and Awards CeremonySeptember 14, 2015
June 25th, 2015—RRISC holds its second annual Congressional Reception and Awards Ceremony on Capit...