Minnesota

Welcome to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network's Minnesota page! Here you will find contact information and invasive species resources for the state.

State Contacts

Laura Van Riper

Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator
laura.vanriper@state.mn.us
Ph: 651-259-5090

Susan Burks

Forestry Invasive Species Program Coordinator
susan.burks@state.mn.us
Ph: 218-327-4115

Mike Locke

Terrestrial Invasive Species - Northwest Region
mike.locke@state.mn.us
Ph: 218-308-2368

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Top Reported Species

  • Reed canarygrass: 132
  • Rusty crayfish: 92
  • Japanese knotweed: 54
  • Purple loosestrife: 51
  • Narrowleaf cattail: 49
  • Common buckthorn: 21
  • Hybrid cattail: 19
  • Zebra mussel: 19
  • Common tansy: 13
  • Brown marmorated stink bug: 13

Recent Observations