Birds eat the colorful Porcelain Berries and distribute their seeds
Two IPAW Board members honored at this year's Invader Crusader Award Ceremony
Found in sandy soils, Tansy can be mowed early to prevent seed spread
Creeping bell flower is one invasive that can regenerate from a small fraction of a root
The IPAW booth at the Wisconsin Wetland's Association meeting in 2016
Japanese Knotweed is known to disrupt water lines and housing foundations
IPAW Board Meeting 1-3 pm at the WIDNR Office, 101 S Webster, GEF 2, Room 408, Madison, WI 53707
Where Ecology Meets Economy An IPAW sponsored event! This year's topic is "Realistic Restoration". More
"Slowly, but persistently, making their way across the land, ecologically invasive plants are the silent invaders of our time" quoted from Elizabeth J. Czarapata's book Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest. Most of us don't even know they exist. We have the illusion of lush, green landscapes, when in fact, much of what we see are invasive plant species. In reality, invasive species have contributed directly to the decline of 49% of threatened or endangered species in the United States. The annual cost to the United States economy is estimated at $138 billion a year, with over 100 million acres suffering from invasive plant infestations. Because there is a need for a greater understanding, it is IPAW's mission "to promote better stewardship of the Natural Resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants and encouraging the control of their spread."
We invite you to take a look at our website, and we hope to persuade you about the importance of controlling invasive plant species in Wisconsin... or wherever you may live.
It's almost here! Japanese stilt grass is currently found in Illinois, less than 15 miles from the Wisconsin border.
A climbing vine in the grape family, first introduced as an ornamental landscape plant from temperate Asia.
A member of the carrot family, this species is rapidly spreading and has the potential to invade to most regions of the state.