Everyone Can Take a Stand Against Invasive Plants!
Here is a list of things you can do:
Learn about invasive plants:
- Learn to identify invasive species and teach others.
- Learn about Invasive Species Best Management Practices at the Wisconsin Council on Forestry website.
- Come to one of our field days, workshops or conferences to learn more.
Look for and report invasive plants:
- Scout periodically for invasive plants.
- Report any sightings of invasive species to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Remove or control invasive plants:
- Promote responsible gardening by discovering alternatives in your landscape. This free app can help you find non-invasive alternatives to an invasive landscape plant. Consider planting natives as alternatives.
- Remove invasive plants from your landscape before they are a problem, when densities are low.
Stop Invasive Plants from Spreading:
- Regularly clean your pets, boots, gear, boat, tires and any other equipment you use outdoors to remove plant particles that may spread invasive species to new places.
- Buy nursery-propagated native plants. Never dig or buy plants that have been dug in the wild.
- Minimize landscape disturbance and promote healthy native plant communities.
- Avoid using garden plants from other regions whose invasive potential is poorly understood. In addition to potential threats to natural areas, some exotics become pests in carefully managed landscapes and gardens.
- IPAW is working to educate and raise awareness about the threat posed by invasive exotics. Support IPAW!