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.
RRISC Holds Fourth Annual Congressional Reception and Awards ProgramJune 17, 2019
In cooperation with Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as Co-Chairs of t...
RRISC Awards Nominations OpenMay 1, 2018
Each year, RRISC recognizes legislators, state and local government agencies, nonprofits, and busine...
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 Holds Seminar on Pests in the Wine IndustryNovember 22, 2015
November 16, 2015–In cooperation with the Congressional Invasive Species Caucus and the Congre...