I couldn't agree more on the threat that invasive plants pose to our environment. In my state, development used to be the no. 1 threat; but as of a couple of years ago invasive plants cause more harm to natural habitats than any other source.
Wisconsin has always been a leader in protecting our high quality natural habitats, but we've dropped the ball on invasive plants. Fortunately, part of the problem is going to be remedied. Legislation is already in the works that will ban many invasive species.
Cleaning up the messes that are already out there is another story. It's going to take a lot of education and financial resources to wage that battle. But there is a good effort already underway; and when I get discouraged with the seemingly overwhelming effort required, there are some success stories that I can turn to for inspiration. I even have a few small success here on my own land.
I'm and optimist; I think we can do it, and I think that we will find the will to do it.