Invasives

Buckthorn Basics

Learn how to rid your property of buckthorn and restore the native habitat that will benefit hundreds of wildlife species . . . Presented by Cheryl Culbreth of Landscape Restoration, Inc. Saturday, October 6 -10:00 to 11:30 AM Learn how to rid your property of buckthorn and restore the native habitat that will benefit hundreds […]

MN’s 2012 DNR invasive species proposal

A new state law gives DNR authority to operate check stations that require boaters to go through an inspection for aquatic invasive species. The DNR will purchase 20 high-pressure, hot-water decontamination units that will be operated at zebra mussel infested waters, high-use destination lakes and at DNR Enforcement check points. The DNR will hire 150 […]

Emerald Ash Borers Active in Minnesota

Per Mpls Park and Rec we should wait to prune ash trees until fall because the ash borers are active now through Labor Day. Why is this important? “Emerald ash borers are a major concern because they have caused the deaths of millions of ash trees in 13 states, and approximately 20 percent of the […]

Re-invigorated Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program in MN

. . . new (and touted as “much improved” when first launched) aquatic invasive species prevention and control program now scrambling after the shutdown. . . . DNR aquatic invasive species specialists are scrambling to make up lost time [while gov. quit working, zebra mussels in Minnesota’s 50 or so infested lakes and rivers likely […]

DNR: Dam funding cut could let Asian carp spread

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House committee has eliminated funding to rebuild a dam that officials say is the best option for stopping the spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi River into many of the central and northern lakes. Full Story Here.