Terrestrial Invasive Species Educational Resources and Publications

Available as printed publications. You may also print these out on your own.

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"Buckthorn: what you should know, what you can do" brochure

Brochure on identification and management of common and glossy buckthorn and suggested native plants for restoration.

Size: 8.5" x 11"



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Invasive Plant Guide

Identification guide for eight common invasive plants (common tansy, garlic mustard, leafy spurge, spotted knapweed, wild parsnip, common buckthorn, glossy buckthorn, and non-native bush honeysuckles).



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Invasive Species Calendar

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 2023 calendar include: Don’t Pack A Pest program, spotted lantern fly, red swamp crayfish, soybean aphid biocontrol insect, live bait pathway, Siberian peashrub, personal watercraft pathway, jumping worm research, pet and plant release pathway, yard waste pathway, yellow iris and guiding principles for common names.


Available to be printed on your own.

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Minnesota's Urban and Community Forest Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction, Establishment, and Spread of Invasive Species

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.



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Contain Those Crawlers

This poster explains the harmful effects of earthworms on hardwood forests.

Size: 20" x 30"



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Minnesota and Federal Noxious Weeds

A compilation list of Minnesota and Federal Noxious Weeds.


Resources from partners

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The "Minnesota Invasive Non-native Terrestrial Plants - An Identification Guide for Resource Managers" is out of print. Alternative identification guides include:



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PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks also has invasive species publications and outreach materials.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Program  for brochures related to noxious weeds.

Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer Program   and Spongy Moth Program  for brochures related to those insects and firewood.

Feel free to print copies directly from the pdf. To request copies contact the DNR Information Center.