Cheshire Region Invasive Species Initiative

The Cheshire INNS Initiative formed as a Local Action Group in December 2008 to tackle the control of invasive non-native species in the Cheshire region. The groups remit covers the Cheshire region which includes the local authority areas of Wirral, Halton, Warrington, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East.

Since forming the group has defined their terms of reference, started to categorise the invasive non-native species that were found in the Cheshire region and developed an action list to inform a framework for action within the region.

Along side raising general awareness of INNS issues locally, current work is focusing on taking landscape action for Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed (UKTAG high impact species) and American Mink initially on water bodies. 

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Terms of reference

Priority Species List

Action List


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