Terrestrial Invasive Species Identification
Forest invasive species can pose a threat to Minnesota's urban and community forests which provide important environmental, social and economic services such as reduced storm water run-off, improved air quality, energy conservation, improved public health, and increased property values. Urban and community forestry professionals and homeowners alike can play a role in preventing and reducing impacts from invasive species by following the practices outlined in this manual.
Identification guide for 10 common invasive plants (common tansy, wild parsnip, spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, orange hawkweed, Siberian elm, common buckthorn, Amur maple, garlic mustard, exotic honeysuckles).
The "Minnesota Invasive Non-native Terrestrial Plants - An Identification Guide for Resource Managers" is out of print. Alternative identification guides include:
- Minnesota Noxious Weeds by the MN Department of Transportation
- Ring-bound version available for purchase at Minnesota's bookstore
- A field guide to terrestrial invasive plants in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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.
Featured species and topics in the 2019 calendar include: Drones, Habitattitude surrender collaboratives, tree of heaven, docks and lifts, poison hemlock, hybrid watermilfoil, Japanese beetle, Starry Trek, phytoplasmas, University of Minnesota invasive Phragmites research, weed-free gravel pit certification, fish pathogen research.
A compilation list of Minnesota and Federal Noxious Weeds.
Terrestrial Invasive Species Management
Brochure on identification and management of common and glossy buckthorn and suggested native plants for restoration.
Size: 8.5" x 11"
This poster focuses on some of the non-native plants that are invading Minnesota's forests and fields. The back of the poster contains information on definitions, how to control invasive plants, and a calendar of "Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management."
Size: 24" X 24"
This poster explains the harmful effects of earthworms on hardwood forests.
Size: 20" x 30"
PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks also has invasive species publications and outreach materials.
Feel free to print copies directly from the pdf. To request copies contact the DNR Information Center.