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Midwest Invasive Plant Network Receives National Invasive Species Award
The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has been chosen as the recipient of the 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
Thank you to the 665 researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, landowners, sponsors, exhibitors, students, and others that made UMISC 2014 a grand success! MIPN was honored to be a co-host of the conference, and appreciate the effort and energy all UMISC attendees and presenters brought to Duluth. Look for copies of many of the oral presentations that were given on MIPN's conference and proceedings webpage.

2015 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!


See what MIPN members at the Three Rivers Park District are doing to control Oriental bittersweet in this great YouTube video. Thank you to Three Rivers for your invasive plant management leadership and work!

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


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

Ohio Invasive Plants Council Annual Meeting
Highbanks Metro Park, Columbus, OH
February 10, 2015