Contact an Expert

Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinators -

Primary contacts for questions on the identification, prevention, and management of terrestrial invasive species.

Terrestrial Invasive Species-

For questions on invasive terrestrial plants and biological control.

Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator

Laura Van Riper

651-259-5090

Forestry Invasive Species Program-

For questions on invasive terrestrial insects and pathogens, DNR firewood regulations, and invasive species found on state forest lands.

Forestry Invasive Species Program Coordinator

Susan Burks

651-259-5251

 

Regional Forest Health Specialists -

Local contact for questions on the identification, prevention and management of invasive insects and pathogens, forest health monitoring and protection.

Northwest Region

graphic: Minnesota map showing Forest Health specialist by region

Forest Health Specialist

Jana Albers

218-327-4234

Northeast Region

Forest Health Specialist

Mike Albers

218-327-4115

Central Region

Forest Health Specialist

vacant

651-259-5821

Statewide

Forest Health Program Coordinator

Val Cervenka

651-259-5296

 

Regional Forestry Ecological Classification System Specialists -

Local contact for questions on the identification and prevention of terrestrial invasive plants in forest ecosystems.

Northwest Region

Ecological Classification System Specialist

Harvey Tjader

218-308-2383

Northeast Region

Ecological Classification System Specialist

Paul Dubuque

218-999-7838

Central Region

Ecological Classification System Specialist

Michelle Martin

651-259-5836