Locations of Terrestrial Invasive Species in Minnesota

There are a number of resources to go to when you want to know about where invasive species have been found. Keep in mind that in many cases we do not know the complete distribution of a species, so the absence of the species on a map may not truly indicate that the species is not present.


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MN Taxa »
The State of Minnesota Vascular Plant Checklist

USDA Plants Database external link »

Gives distributions of plant species. Choose a species, then when you get a map of the United States, click on Minnesota to see distribution by county.

Herbarium Records external link »

University of Minnesota J. F. Bell Museum of Natural History allows you to type in the name of a plant and see where specimens of that plant were collected and then submitted to the Herbarium.

Minnesota Early Detection Invasive Plants external link »

Minnesota Department of Agriculture interactive maps of terrestrial invasive plant early detection target species in Minnesota.

Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMaps) external link »

EDDMaps has distribution maps of ~300 invasive plant species in Minnesota.

You can sign up with EDDMaps to receive updates on new invasive species that are reported in your area by:

  1. Create a user account.
  2. Go to the "My EDD Maps" tab
  3. Click on "Create an Alert".

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National Forest Health Monitoring external link »

Forest health highlights reports status, changes, and trends in indicators of forest condition on an annual basis.

Emerald ash borer »

General information, location amd treatment information.

Gypsy moth »

General information, location amd treatment information.