Minneapolis, Minnesota-In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Wildlife Forever announces the availability of a new 27 minute video to help sportsmen and women identify invasive species and take action to help stop their spread.

Filmed and edited by the United States Forest Service, the videos were produced as part of the National Invasive Species Threat Campaign led by Wildlife Forever, and with support from the United States Forest Service, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Center for Invasive Plant Management, and many other public and private organizations and individuals.

The video “Defending Favorite Places” is one in a series of invasive species prevention programs targeting the hunting and fishing communities.

“America’s 50 million hunters and anglers represent our best hope in combating invasive species. They are out on the front line everyday.” says Douglas H. Grann, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever. “The knowledge and information contained in these programs will empower an army of outdoors men and women to help take back America’s native habitats. It is our hope that local conservation and sports clubs across the nation will show these programs frequently during their regular meetings.”

Each version of the longer video is also produced in HD format and is available for free via the World Wide Web. The full video series includes the following components:

  • 1. Video Trailer for education and preview (5:20 minutes)
  • 2. Short version of program (15:20 minutes)
  • 3. Full-length program (26:46 minutes)
  • 4. Bonus feature “Ideas on Invasives” (14:30 minutes).
  • 5. Insert material

On-line copies of all the videos can be viewed and downloaded free using the links at Wildlife Forever’s new Invasive Species Central (ISC) web page. A prominent link to ISC is available on the Wildlife Forever home page: www.wildlifeforever.org. The ISC page also includes other “how to” online videos and links to a vast array of useful information for anyone who wants to join the fight against invasive species.

Wildlife Forever is a 501(c) 3 national nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wildlife Forever has been leading the charge against invasive species for years with its award winning public awareness program, “The Threat Campaign”.

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