mission & vision

We advocate that all conservationist and sportsmen humanly harvest invasive species . Education put into action is our way of dealing with this large complex problem.

Sam Wood - Board Member

Sam is an avid outdoorsmen,father, husband, inventor, media personality, and all around conservation warrior. In a typical year Sam will harvest thousands of invasive species from starlings to carp. He's our go-to guy! 

Ellen Dierenfeld PhD-Board Member

Ellen is our lead CarpBusters scientist. She earned her PhD in animal nutrition from Cornell University. Her current emphasis is spear heading the carp as animal feed program and solving the thiaminase problem in using carp as animal feed. She has been involved in Animal Sciences her entire career. We are fortunate to have her on our team! 

RR is an avid conservationist, free lance writer, Husband, Father and business owner. He has been a board member of such diverse groups as the Native Fish Conservancy, Heartline for Haiti, North American Native Fish association and local sport clubs. He has made dozens of trips overseas doing humanitarian work after natural disasters. His diverse background has led to our unique and balanced approach to conservation.

Carpbuster's History

Our founder

become a carpbuster!

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How can I help?

Tens of thousands of sportsmen have removed hundreds of thousands of invasive species  due to our educational efforts. Consider joining our efforts  by simply harvesting one exotic at a time or donating via PayPal.

Robert Rice - Founder

Why do we hate invasive species? 

Invasive species have a huge, negative impact on the health and wellbeing of an ecosystem. Invasive species destroy the native habitat by consuming all the resources and altering the waters. This video gives you a short glimpse into how destructive carp can be, and how fun conservation can be. 

What is an invasive species? 


What's wrong with carp? 


Are carp the only invasive species?


What Can I do !