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  • Native to the Himalayas, Balfour's Forget-Me-Not thrives in cool, moist areas
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  • Sharon Utegaard (center) receiving an award on behalf of her husband, Rolf, at IPAW's 2018 Annual Meeting
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  • Unfortunately, Oriental Bittersweet is hybridizing with our native bittersweet
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  • The spread of barberry may be correlated with the spread of Lyme disease
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  • The IPAW booth at the Wisconsin Wetland's Association meeting in 2016
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  • Tansy was once grown in herbal gardens for medicinal purposes
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Upcoming Events



Oct15

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) begins. Join us! For more information, click image above

Nov12

IPAW Board Meeting 1-3 pm, WI DNR Office, 101 S Webster, GEF 2, Room 628, Madison, WI

Other Invasive-Related Events

Welcome to Our Website

IPAW logo"Slowly, but persistently, making their way across the land, ecologically invasive plants are the silent invaders of our time" quoted from Elizabeth J. Czarapata's book Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest. Most of us don't even know they exist. We have the illusion of lush, green landscapes, when in fact, much of what we see are invasive plant species. In reality, invasive species have contributed directly to the decline of 49% of threatened or endangered species in the United States. The annual cost to the United States economy is estimated at $138 billion a year, with over 100 million acres suffering from invasive plant infestations. Because there is a need for a greater understanding, it is IPAW's mission "to promote better stewardship of the Natural Resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants, preventing their introduction, and encouraging the control of their spread."

We invite you to take a look at our website, and we hope to persuade you about the importance of controlling invasive plant species in Wisconsin... or wherever you may live.


New Threats to Wisconsin

Besides these, you can learn about more New Threats in our newsletter

Japanese stilt grass
Japanese stilt grass

It's almost here! Japanese stilt grass is currently found in Illinois, less than 15 miles from the Wisconsin border.

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Porcelain berry
Porcelain berry

A climbing vine in the grape family, first introduced as an ornamental landscape plant from temperate Asia.

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Japanese hedge parsley
Japanese hedgeparsley

A member of the carrot family, this species is rapidly spreading and has the potential to invade to most regions of the state.

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Our Mission

"To promote better stewardship of the natural resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants, preventing their introduction, and encouraging the control of their spread."

Contact Us

PO Box 5274
Madison, WI 53705-0274
info@ipaw.org
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