Groups in the watershed should conduct a watershed-wide inventory for invasive species.
Groups in the watershed should conduct a watershed-wide inventory for invasive species. This baseline information would allow for monitoring and removal plans to be developed and implemented. Known or potential invasive species in the French Creek watershed include, but are not limited to: zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, goby (Gobionella shufeldti), Asian clam, giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), Eurasian water-milfoil, hybrid cattail, common reed, and Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum). These inventories should be done in conjunction with the PA Natural Diversity Inventory program.