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Early Action Key in War Against Invasive Species

Thousands of acres of American countryside are lost to zebra mussels, snakehead fish and other "invasive species" each year, but the war isn't over yet. NPR's John Nielsen has this report on small victories on the invasive species battlefield.

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John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.