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

Sascha Lodge

Forestry Invasive Species Program Coordinator
Sascha.Lodge@state.mn.us
Ph: 651-259-5846

Mike Locke

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

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Top Reported Species

  • Common carp: 2,717
  • Eurasian watermilfoil: 373
  • Rusty crayfish: 212
  • Reed canarygrass: 139
  • Purple loosestrife: 110
  • Narrowleaf cattail: 105
  • Spiny waterflea: 77
  • Perennial sowthistle: 70
  • Curly pondweed: 69
  • Redtop: 62