Nutria are a common site along the lower Columbia River and its tributaries. Large, semi-aquatic rodents, they burrow into the sides of river banks and munch on river vegetation, creating erosion and impacting shoreline vegetation. Like many invasive species, Nutria have detrimental impacts to the local ecosystem and are the focus of management efforts to control their population. On March 28, PSU, USGS, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will convene a Nutria Management Meeting in Vancouver to talk about nutria management tools and coordination. Click here to learn more.