Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc.



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)

Spring training videos for brush management with herbicides
Dow Agrosciences has produced a series of application technique videos for brush species. While these videos feature Dow products exclusively, information is applicable to any herbicide used for brush management.

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:

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