Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is an invasive species management strategy in which new invasive species are identified and removed before they can establish themselves and spread. EDRR depends on people being able to identify these new invasive species and tackling them quickly when identified.
If you locate any of the EDRR species on your own property, please remove them promptly. If you locate any on Town-owned land, please email the Conservation Department, preferably with a screenshot of MapsOnline showing the location.
TheEDRR species for our area are listed here, with links to Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (SuAsCo CISMA) act sheets on each species, including a description, impacts, and similar species.
*Species of highest concern are noted with an asterisk