Controlling invasive species

Brush control at Wild River State Park
Staff spray to control brush at Wild River State Park.

Invasive species are considered a leading cause of biodiversity decline across the globe. In Minnesota, invasive species have dramatically altered some landscapes and are changing the composition of our forests, prairies, wetlands, lakes and rivers.

Unfortunately, sometimes users of our state parks and trails system unknowingly spread invasive species.

Our resource management team has led invasive species prevention and control for decades. Resource program staff provide leadership and technical guidance to the division on where - and to what level - to focus invasive species control efforts each year. These invasive species control efforts typically surpass 10,000 acres annually.



Goats on the job at Flandrau State Park.
Goats on the job at Flandrau State Park.

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