Invasive species publications
Stop the Spread of Invasive Plants. Poster
Eurasian watermilfoil: Spread the word not the plant. This poster shows a boat and trailer with Eurasian watermilfoil hanging from the trailer. It reminds people to clean all vegetation from their boat and trailer.
Guidelines for managing and restoring natural plant communities along trails and waterways.(Updated in 2004)
Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers. Foldout brochure designed to help water recreationists learn key actions to help stop further spread of aquatic invasive species.
How Personal Watercraft Users Can Help Avoid Spreading Harmful Exotic Species. This brochure provides 6 tips to help keep exotics off of personal watercraft and from spreading to other Minnesota waters.
Invasive Species Calendar Current year. Several priority invasive species are featured in this handy format, which provides keys to identification, photos of each species, and links to further information and resources. The calendar is an excellent source for land and resource managers, teachers, and others who are interested in learning more about these threats to Minnesota's natural resources.
Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality represents six years of research and the collaborative efforts of Carrol Henderson, DNR non-game wildlife specialist, Carolyn Dindorf, award-winning soil and water conservationist, and Fred Rozumalski, highly acclaimed landscape ecologist. Learn techniques to prevent shoreline erosion, restore wildlife habitat, wildflowers and clean water. This book will show you alternatives to the conventional practice of planting "lawn all the way to the lake," a practice detrimental both to wildlife and to water quality. Lakescaping includes chapters about the lake ecosystems, designing lakeshore landscapes, site preparation and general tips on stewardship of the land and water. Not only for lakeshore owners, the ideas presented in this book also apply to landscaping along rivers, streams, and wetlands.
Purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore
Restore Your Shore. This powerful multimedia program for shoreland owners and professionals is available online to use in implementing shoreland restoration and protection projects. It is a continuation of the DNR's lakescaping series, including, the very popular book Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality. Numerous lakeshore restoration demonstration sites and a series of 14 shoreland property owner workshops followed the publication of the book.
Stop Exotics, Clean Your Boat. Nuisance exotic species such as zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil can be spread if boaters are not careful. This new 11-minute video shows the simple steps boaters can take to prevent the spread of harmful exotics. With his humorous, know-it-all style, John Ratzenberger (a.k.a. Cliff Clavin from the TV show "Cheers") encourages people to take a few extra minutes to clean their boat, sailboat, or personal watercraft. One free copy available per outdoor related organization in Minnesota.
Purchase from Minnesota Sea Grant
Watch ID cards Pocket-sized information cards with tips on invasive species identification, rules, and what should be done if you encounter an invasive.
- Eurasian Watermilfoil Watch: online or request publication
- European Frogbit Watch:request publication
- Purple loosestrife Watch: online or request publication
- Round Goby Watch:online or request publication
- Ruffe Watch: online orrequest publication
- Spiny and Fishhook Waterflea Watch: request publication
- Zebra Mussel Watch: online or request publication
This information is available in an alternative format upon request. E-mail the DNR Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR..