What is an invasive?
Invasive Plant Descriptions and Identification
Ohio Invasive Plants Council (OIPC) Excellent resource!!
The Ohio Invasive Plants Council is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals throughout Ohio concerned about the introduction, spread, and control of invasive, non-native plants in Ohio's natural habitats.
Species Information Sheets (plants)
Species Training Excellent resource!!
The invasive species education modules will help you become more comfortable with identifying these species in the field. Each module includes a short ten question quiz at the end to help you assess your newly acquired knowledge. Completing a module should only take about 15 minutes.
MISIN smartphone app
Identify and report 400+ invasive plant and animal species, capture and submit species observations from the field, include images taken in the field with your observation, and browse images and species information on the top Midwest invaders.
EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species and pest distribution. Launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia
National Invasive Species Information Center
From US Department of Agriculture
Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States
The purpose of the Atlas is to assist users with identification, early detection, prevention, and management of invasive plants. Four main components are species information, images, distribution maps, and early detection reporting procedures.
A Guide to [Asian Bush] Honeysuckles (PDF)
Helps identify the different species of invasive honeysuckles. Developed by Minnesota Department of Transportation
Fighting Invasive Plants
Fighting Invasive Plants in Ohio (PDF)
From Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, ODNR
Fighting Ohio's Invasive Species: 'Everyone Can Be Part of the Battle'
From Ohio State University Extension
Alternatives for Invasive Plants from OIPC (PDF)
Fighting invasive species as we engage the outdoors recreationally
Hungry Pests: Protect Our Plants
From Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA )
NAISMA is a network of professionals who implement management programs to prevent the detrimental impacts of invasive species to North America’s lands and waters
Banner Image: Callery Pear and honeysuckle on State Route 315.
Image from blog by Nathan Johnson, Director of Public Lands, Ohio Environmental Council, https://theoec.org/blog/callery-pear-pyrus-calleryana, accessed 3.11.2021