Invasive Species Management
Air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera, is a highly invasive vine from Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Camden County Extension has partnered with the Georgia Forestry Commission to fight the air potato infestation in Camden County. For more information on air potato and our initiatives to fight it please contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Jessica Warren, see our Air Potato Ecology and Management brochure or the websites listed.
Island apple snails, Pomacea maculata, are invasive snails native to South America that are very damaging to lake and pond ecosystems. These snails have been documented in several ponds throughout Camden County. Camden County Extension is working with the Department of Natural Resources to reduce the populations of these very large and destructive snails. For more information please contact Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Jessica Warren, or see the University of Georgia's brochure on the Island Apple snail, Coastal Georgia CISM's brochure and website below.
Argentine black and white tegus are an invasive species and would pose threats to birds, mammals and insects in Georgia. They also eat fruit, vegetables, pet food and eggs, including chicken eggs and the eggs—and young—of gopher tortoises, Georgia’s state reptile.