Terrestrial Invasive Species

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Invasive species rulemaking

Learn about Invasive Species Program Rulemaking as the DNR has classified additional invasive plants and animals as prohibited to protect Minnesota’s resources and economy.

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How to identify and manage invasive plants

There are many invasive plants of concern in Minnesota. Learn which plants to be on the lookout for and what to do if you find them by visiting our updated invasive plants page.

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Prevent the spread

The best way to protect our natural areas from terrestrial invasive species is to prevent the spread of new invasives.
Learn what you can do »

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Don't take firewood along for the ride

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Harmful, invasive diseases and pests can be lurking in firewood. Buy local firewood to avoid moving these unwanted hitchhikers.
Learn what you can do »

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2024 invasive species calendar

Learn about invasive species management success stories and key invasive species.
Check out the calendar »

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