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.