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This page contains a wide range of information and resources that we hope meets your needs for invasive species identification, planning, education and management here.  This is a work-in-progress as we find new information to share all the time.  Please check back frequently for updates. Categories of resources include:

  • Internet-based resources
  • Educational materials, management and identification guides
  • Materials Given to Attendees at the Fall Workshops
  • Upcoming educational opportunities

pdfInvasives Quick Reference Guide 2012

pdfMowing Guidance to Prevent Spreading of Right of Way Invasive Plants in S Wisconsin


pdfSuggested Timing of Control for Select Species in Southeastern Wisconsin



The Renz lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Agronomy Department and UW-Extension is pleased to present a series of videos for the identification of invasive plants. These videos can be found at the new UW-Extension Weed Science website:

Currently there are 18 videos available for the following species:

  • Black swallow-wort
  • Bush honeysuckles
  • Canada thistle
  • Common tansy
  • Creeping bellflower
  • Dame's rocket
  • Garlic mustard
  • Hill mustard
  • Leafy spurge
  • Plumeless thistle
  • Spotted knapweed
  • Teasel
  • Wild chervil
  • Perennial pepperweed
  • Wild parsnip
  • Japanese hop
  • Poison hemlock
  • Japanese hedge parsley

The UW-Extension Weed Science website also has a number of other resources. There are presentations, factsheets, links, and much more so when you go check out the videos don't forget to click around a bit.

Japanese knotweed and some alternative treatments (YouTube)

Internet Resources

National Invasive Species Information Resource Center

  • Invasive plant identification
  • Resources databases
  • Manager’s Toolkit with control methods, planning, record keeping and more
  • Educational resources
  • Funding sources

Invasive Plants of the United States -

  • Identification, biology, and ecology of invasive plants
  • Links to control methods on each species’ page

Midwest Invasive Plant Network -

  • Grants listing
  • Education, prevention, and management resources

Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin

  • Plant-specific information
  • Links to local organizations and resources
  • Reporting forms
  • Searchable database of web resources

Agronomy Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Educational materials, management and identification guides

Photos of exotic and invasive plants, insects, animals, and more: