Forest Invasive Species

Invasive species aggressively compete with and displace native species communities. Nonnative invasive species impact every ecosystems in Minnesota. The result can be loss and destruction of forage and habitat for wildlife, lost forest productivity, reduced groundwater levels, soil degradation, increased risk of devastating wildfires, and diminished recreational enjoyment.

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Join PlayCleanGo on the trails at one of 13 park locations and learn how you can help prevent the spread of terrestrial invasive species and protect our beautiful Minnesota natural resources. Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info »

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Invasive species detection and rapid response

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