Hello! Would you happen to have any statistics on how much is spent on...

Asked July 9, 2017, 12:40 PM EDT

Hello! Would you happen to have any statistics on how much is spent on controlling invasive species in Ohio? And where I could find out how much revenue is lost each year in Ohio (from recreation) from invasive species? Thank you!

Lucas County Ohio

2 Responses

I have reached out to several of my colleagues to see if there is some current data on this topic. Below are a few links to some articles that talk about economics. There is no one data source for these numbers but one place to check.

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/10181/1/35010178.pdf
https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/63/2/132/534021/Implementing-Policies-to-Control-Invasiv...

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800904003027

For the national outlook a good resource of data is the National Invasive Species Council https://www.doi.gov/invasivespecies

I will see if I can get more Ohio specific data for you.

Kathy