Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Plant Species Catalog

Why should I care about invasives?

•Invasive plants can harm the natural heritage of our wetlands, prairies, forests, lakes, and rivers.
•Invasive plants can decrease your ability to enjoy hunting, fishing, mushroom collecting, bird watching and other recreational pursuits.
•The longer we wait, the more expensive it will be to control invasive plants.

Where do I start?

It’s important to think through a plan for managing invasive plants on your land before you start the attack. Without a plan, it’s easy to underestimate the time and resources it will take to control a species. You can end up overwhelmed and give up in frustration. To read more from this article, written by Ellen Jacquart, Chair of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, please Click Here.

Landscaping Choices

"Show your roots - Stay native, not invasive."
Whether you're providing wildlife habitat or creating gardens to beautify your home, native plants provide many landscaping solutions.
Making the Right Choice
Landscape Alternatives

In The News

See these articles that were recently published in the Louisville Courier Journal Newspaper.
Foreign Plants, Animals Conquering Native
Least Wanted Invasive Species
Unwanted Species

Funding Programs

There is some funding available for the control and eradication of invasive species. Different criteria apply so read carefully to determine your eligibility. For more information, or to set up an appointment to talk more about these programs please contact us by
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Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
Environmental Quality Incentive Program
Forest Management Cost Share Program

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasive Management

Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Purdue University