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Below we've listed various resources that may be helpful in your invasive species research. 

General Information and Invasive Species Organizations


Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW) is a statewide group dedicated to invasive plant education and management. IPAW also has a web page that lists all of the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) in Wisconsin, including NEWIP! IPAW organizes events and connects folks in the invasive species field.

Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) is a regional group whose mission is to reduce the impact of invasive plant species in the Midwest. MIPN gathers and shares valuable information about invasive plant management.

Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN) is a group within the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension. WIFDN engages volunteers to monitor invasive species. They also created tools including an invasive species detection calendar and the Wisconsin Shared Terrestrial Invasive Plant Presence (WISTIPP) Viewer is an online database with photos, information, and distribution maps for hundreds of invasive species.

The Wisconsin DNR has a bounty of information on their invasive species web page, including information about invasive species laws in the state.

Resources Focused on Invasive Plant Identification

Minnesota Wildflowers is a detailed online field guide. Although the site is specific to Minnesota, it is also extremely helpful when identifying plants in Wisconsin.

These short videos from the Morton Arboretum can help you identify various invasive plants.

UW-Extension also produced a series of short videos to help you identify invasive plants.

Resources Focused on Invasive Plant Management

PlayCleanGo is an outreach campaign that aims to stop the spread of invasive species and prevent their introduction to new areas. 

Wisconsin DNR has great information about controlling invasive plants on their "Control Methods" web page

Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN) has a collection of fact sheets for individual species, which include in-depth control recommendations.

This article from the Ecological Landscape Alliance gives a good summary of hand tools used to control invasive plants.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System gives a great explanation of cut-stump herbicide treatment on this web page. They also explain basal-bark herbicide treatment on a different page. 

PennState Extension covers hack and squirt herbicide treatment in this article.

Livestock can be used to control invasive plants. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service shares information about grazing for invasive plant management here.

There are some cost-share programs available for landowners with invasive plant issues. These programs can help fund invasive plant control activities on private land. Golden Sands RC&D lists some potential cost-share programs on this page.

NEWIP can treat invasive plants on your property for a fee. If you're interested in this service, please contact the NEWIP coordinator at


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