Terrestrial Invasive Species Contacts

Primary contacts for questions on the identification, prevention, and management of terrestrial invasive species.

Terrestrial Invasive Species

For questions on invasive terrestrial plants, earthworms, birds, and mammals.

Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator | Laura Van Riper | 651-259-5090

Forestry Invasive Species Program

For questions on invasive terrestrial plants found on state forest lands.

Forestry Invasive Species Program Coordinator | Sascha Lodge |651-259-5846

Regional Terrestrial Invasive Species Specialists

Local contact for questions on the identification and prevention of terrestrial invasive plants in forest ecosystems.

Northwest Region | Chris Gronewold | 218-308-2368

Northeast Region | Casey Baysal | 218-328-8891

Central Region | Emily Greger | 651-259-5827

Forest Health Specialists

For questions on invasive forest insects and diseases, contact the DNR forest health specialist located in your region of the state: Forest Health Contacts. To report a suspected invasive insect or disease, contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at Report a Pest.

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