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Invasive Non-Native Species Management

Invasive non-native species (INNS) are animals or plants that have been introduced (deliberately or accidently) by human activity to an area in which they do not naturally occur. These cause issues on our rivers such as to the economy, a loss of biodiversity and erosion making river banks unstable which is why it is so important to remove them. We use various methods from manual pulling, pesticide spraying and biological control to remove INNS on our river.

Projects we run for this work are:  

  • TOpHog (Tees Operation Giant Hogweed)

  • BINNS (Biological Control of Invasive Non-Native Species)

For more information or to discuss any work please contact our Invasive Species Project Manager: John Musham




We currently work with other local action groups within the North East! Some of our INNS Partnerships include:

Wear Rivers Trust

Tyne Rivers Trust

Northumberland Rivers Trust 

Tweed Forum

INNS Information

Looking for more resources? Click here to find out more about INNS through the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat. 

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