Aquatic invasive species

Private citizens and government ministries all have a role in controlling aquatic invasive species in Alberta.


Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native organisms that were brought from other places into Alberta’s water. These species cause – or have high potential to cause – harm to our environment, economy, and human health as they become established outside their natural range. Many AIS are difficult to eradicate once they are established, so prevention is essential.

Find out about aquatic invasive species and what you can do to help.