This site provides information about invasive species in the Arrowhead of northeastern Minnesota formed by Lake and Cook counties.
The Arrowhead region is bordered by Lake Superior to the east and south, Ontario, Canada to the north and St. Louis County to the west. Approximately 85% of Cook and Lake County is public land, much of it in the Superior National Forest and state forests. Due to the large amount of public land and the accompanying outdoor recreation opportunities, there is significant movement of tourists and seasonal residents throughout the year. Although there are currently fewer invasive plant species than in many more developed areas in the Great Lakes states, the introduction and spread of invasive species poses a serious threat to the region’s resources.
-The CCIT and LCIT are offering two emerald ash borer workshops in May and June. Invasive Species Coordinator, Laurel Wilson provided details in an interview on WTIP. Find details about the events on our Events Calendar and more information about the emerald ash borer here.
-The Invasives Teams recently created a calendar that shows the best times to apply invasive plant treatments based on flowering times in NE Minnesota. Download and print the PDF here!
-This summer (2015) the CCIT is planning a series of education activities. Find information about upcoming events and past radio interviews here.
-The most recent newsletters with updates on Invasives Team activities and regional invasive species information can be found here.