Pro's and Con's of Eradicating Invasives

Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 02/04/2009

 On the Feb 5 Recovery Zone, Stephanie Potter hosts a discussion on the pros and cons of eradicating invasive species .  Guests include Jean Fike, Executive Director of the East Multnomah Soil and Conservation District, and Jeff Haugh, Trails and Restoration Manager of the Forest Park Conservancy here in Portland; and artist/activist Mary Bertuccio with her mother, Lucille Bertuccio, a naturalist and president of the Center for Sustainable Living in Bloomington, Indiana.  Are  our eradication efforts fundamentally necessary if we are to heal our world, or are they a form of overkill? 


More resources:  Portland Online and the Oregon Invasive Species Hotline (phone: 503-935-5363).                Also several books are mentioned, including:  Permaculture by David Holmgren, Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway, Eyewitness Handbooks: Herbs by Lesley Bremness.  Also two NY Times articles: Friendly Invaders, and Can Weeds Help Solve the Climate Crisis?


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