volunteer moves cut buckthorn to a pile

WEBINAR: Invasive Species of Minnesota


Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Online Event (via Zoom)

Webinar description:

Many of us have witnessed the damage that invasive species can do to Minnesota’s wild places, and it can be frustrating to figure out how to control them. Laura Van Riper, Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator for the Minnesota DNR, will present on a survey sample of terrestrial invasive species, including advice for preventing their spread and further resources for the interested layperson. Join us on August 29th to learn more about the management of the species that threaten the health of our state‚Äôs fragile native ecosystems.

Webinar highlights:

  • Learn more about invasives such as buckthorn, round leaf bittersweet, and jumping worms
  • Find out what you can do to prevent the spread of invasive species
  • Join a Q&A session to get your questions answered


  • Phoebe Ward, P&TC, Friends Group Program Manager
  • Laura Van Riper, Minnesota DNR, Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator

Photo by Beth Hayden/Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail Association