Midwest Invasive Plant Network Receives National Invasive Species Award
The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Education and Awareness on Invasive Species Partner Award from the United States Forest Service's National Forest System Invasive Species Program. This national award recognizes a partner or cooperator with the Forest Service who has demonstrated outstanding cooperation and achievements related to environmental education and awareness of invasive species issues at the national, regional, or community level.

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
MIPN is excited to co-host UMISC 2014. UMISC 2014 will be in Duluth, MN this October, and is the third biennial multi-state conference that covers all invasive aquatic and terrestrial plant, animal, insect, and pathogen species. Conference sessions will cover
Invasive Species Biology, Ecology, Impacts, and Distribution
Invasive Species Early Detection, Response, Containment and Preparedness
Invasive Species Control and Management
Post-Invasion Restoration
Expected attendance will be over 500, and includes researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, landowners, students, and others. We hope you can join us! Please note MIPN members receive reduced conference registration.

2014 Membership

Your membership helps us continue our work to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in the Midwest! Please consider becoming a new member or renewing your membership today!


Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App Updates - Webinar.
Check out this webinar to learn about new features to the GLEDN app, including the ability to create polygons for invasive species infestations and recording species not observed during surveys.

Invasive Plants in Trade Webinar: Callery Pear, presented by Theresa Culley

Cultivating Awareness: Ornamental plants invading natural areas. This MIPN film documents the impact of common buckthorn, Japanese barberry, burning bush, and Callery pear on natural areas in the Midwest.

Oriental Bittersweet Brochure - 1 MB


Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future
Duluth, MN
October 20-22, 2014

The Science, Practice, & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems
The Stewardship Network
East Lansing, MI
January 23-25, 2015