Links to Invasive Species Information

Below is a collection of web sites with information on invasive plants.

The Nature Conservancy: invasive species identification and management
The Plant Conservation Alliance’s Alien Plant Working Group: Information on the serious threat and impacts of invasive alien plants to the native flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems of the United States.
The Illinois Natural History Survey: Invasive species management information
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Invasive species lists and resources information
FEIS provides updated scientific and technical information about interactions between fire and invasive, nonnative plant species.
invasive.org: Invasive and Exotic Species of North America
Kluwer’s Journal “Biological Invasions”. International journal uniting scientists in the broad field of biological invasions
The Chicago Wilderness coalition is an alliance of more than 140 public and private organizations working together to protect, restore, study and manage the precious natural ecosystems of the Chicago region for the benefit of the public.
St. Louis Invasive Plants Species Workshop Linking Ecology and Horticulture to Prevent Plant Invasions
The University of Florida Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants provides an Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System.
Invasive Plants of Canada Project; has fact sheets on common invasives
Michigan Invasive Plant Council
Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin
University of Montana, presents the INVADERS Database which is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States.
The Global Invasive Species Programme. Their mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain human livelihoods by minimizing the spread and impact of invasive alien species.
United State Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Plant Distribution Information
Natural Resources Conservation Service, noxious and invasive plants database
The gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources-Department of Environmental Conservation, Aquatic Nuisance Species in Vermont
The California Exotic Pest Plant Council (CalEPPC) is dedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by non-native pest plant invasions of the state’s natural areas
Investigations of biological invasions of plants in natural areas and their management.
Eastern Region, USDA-Forest Service, Noxious Weeds & Invasive Non-native Plants
Purple Loosestrife Project, Michigan State University
Plant Conservation Alliance-Alien Plant Working Group, Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center-USGS, Species Abstracts of Highly Disruptive Exotic Plants
Ontario Vegetation Management Association, Ontario Noxious Weeds
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Weed Gallery, a collection of photos and descriptions of agricultural weeds found in New Jersey
USGS Source for the Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse, and the Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Program
Virginia Native Plant Society, Invasive Alien Plant Species in Virginia
The State of Washington Department of Ecology, information about non-native aquatic and wetland plants
David J. Eagan, “Burned by Wild Parsnip,” Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, 6/99 Wild parsnip contains chemicals in the juices of its green leaves, stems and fruits that can cause an intense, localized burn.
The Park People of Milwaukee County invasive weed introduction
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, an intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species
Texas A&M University-Bioinformatics Working Group, Vascular Plant Image Gallery
National Coalition against Misuse of Pesticides
Pesticide Action Network, database and advice offered
An excellent booklet on control of invasive plants from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is now on line.
Haber’s Guide to Monitoring Exotic and Invasive Plants offers valuable suggestions for action.
The Nature Conservancy’s Konza Prairie Research Natural Area in Kansas has bison and big bluestem, controlled burns, etc.
The The Neal Smith (Walnut Creek) NWR is working to restore over 8,000 acres of prairie.
Here’s a site with photos of prescribed burns and links to related information.
A new field guide to native and invasive plants for gardeners is for sale by The National Wildlife Federation and eNature.
General information on identifying and controlling buckthorn (and other invasives) from the Minnesota DNR.
An Audubon campaign to stop invasive plants and animals.
Wisconsin Stewardship Network: A union of Wisconsin conservationists and environmentalists
The GardenWeb Forums cover all aspects of gardening including wildflowers & native plants.
The NORTH BRANCH RESTORATION PROJECT is working to restore and manage the few remaining savannas, woodlands, forests and prairies along the North Branch of the Chicago River in the Cook County Forest Preserves.
The mission of the Natural Areas Association is to advance the preservation of natural diversity.
Has current and archived issues of the Botanical Electronic News
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta home page
The Agricultural Resources Center, chartered in North Carolina, presents their Pesticide Education Project.
Wisconsin State Herbarium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Vascular Plants
Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Center aims to promote biodiversity protection at the local level through education and scientific research.
Michigan State University has several websites containing information on invasive species and its management. Information on garlic mustard biology and ecology, management guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions and information on the development of a biological control program for garlic mustard.
Visit the other MSU websites at: Insect Ecology and Biological Control MSU Biological Control Program The Purple Loosestrife Project at MSU
Invasive Plants: A bigger problem than you might think.
Invasive Exotic Plant Management Tutorial for Natural Lands Managers
Ohio Invasive Plant Council
The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
The Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species
The Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association designations of “Invasive” and “Likely Invasive” plants. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Wetland Science Institute, Noxious, Invasive, and Alien Plant Species.  Defining alien plants, and describing why they are harmful even if they seem well-behaved. Invasive Plant Council of New York State Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species Dangerous Travelers: Controlling Invasive Plants Along America’s Roadways. Video presentation by USDA Forest Service, Invasive Species Program. Info on Invasive Species.From the Union of Concerned Scientists. Invasive Exotics of the Greater Kansas City Region