An invasive species is one that was introduced to an ecosystem or region, from outside of that region. These species have more resiliency and less susceptibly to native diseases and insects, therefore thriving and outcompeting the native species in an ecosystem.
Why is this a threat? They replace native species and turn into a monoculture of species that are not only invasive but do not provide habitats for animals and insects within the existing ecosystem.
Baffin is proud to announce the Trail Conservancy Project in partnership with the Bruce Trail Conservancy. To prevent the spread of harmful, invasive species along Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath – Baffin has committed to building 100 co-branded boot brush stations by 2025. This adds to the existing 35 stations currently located throughout the 900 km of main trail.