2024 Webinar Series - Effective Management & Success Stories

This year's webinar series will focus on best management practices and success stories. Each of these "lunch and learn" presentations will be offered at 11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. Click on the presentation title to register. If your organization would like to sponsor an upcoming webinar, please email

September 25th

Invasive Grasses of the Midwest - registration link coming soon

Presenters Dr. Reid Smeda, University of Missouri, and Chris Evans, University of Illinois Extension

Sponsored by Mark M. Holeman, Inc., Indianapolis, IN



Managing European Water Chestnut: A Success Story in the Welland River

Presenter Katie Church, Invasive Species Centre

Sponsored by the Invasive Species Centre


Effective Management of Knotweed in the Midwest 

Presenters Dr. Roger Becker, University of Minnesota & Dr. Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Early Detection of Forest Invasives: Participatory Opportunities in the Midwest

Learn about our new USDA-USFS funded project dedicated to preventing and detecting invasive plants in high priority forests of the Midwest. We’ll highlight resources being developed by this project and how you can help by getting involved with participatory science opportunities in your region.

Presenters Angie Gupta (UMN Extension, Terrestrial Invasive Species Participatory Science program), Matt Wallrath (UW-Madison, Wisconsin First Detector Network), Julie Crick (MSU, Priority Plant Patrol), and Michelle Beloskur (MIPN)


Ruminations of a Goat Herder on Invasive Species and Forest Stewardship - recording coming soon!

A discussion of the suitability of prescribed grazing for invasive brush management informed by a five-year experiment on the effects of goat grazing on invasive shrubs and native plant species in a mixed hardwood forest.

Presenter Ron Rathfon, Purdue University Extension

Sponsored by Woody Warehouse Nursery, Lizton, IN


2023 Webinar Series - Emerging Midwest Invasives

Thank you to all who presented, sponsored, and participated in our 2023 series. Links to the webinar recordings are below.

MIPN/WIGL Collaborative Webinar, "Meet the 'New and Improved' Landscape Alternatives Mobile App," Sept. 2021 (Presenter: Clair Ryan, MIPN Coordinator)


MIPN Webinar, "Using EDDMapS Future Range Mapping Tools to Understand Invasive Plants of the Future Midwest," June 2021 (Presenter: Clair Ryan, MIPN Coordinator)


The Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes Collaborative Summit, November 2020 (Presenters: Various)


Restoration Webinar Series, Jan - March 2018 (Presenters: Various)


National Assocation of Invasive Plant Councils, "Working with Industry to Reduce the Spread of Ornamental Invasive Plants: Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Collaboration, and what the Future Holds," April 2017, (Presenters: Mark Renz & Kurt Dreisilker, MIPN Board President & Treasurer)


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