MIPN has been issuing e-newsletters since 2017. Check out our archived newsletters and topics below. To receive the newsletter directly, please sign up here!


Earth Day, April 2024

  • MIPN DEIA Needs Assessment
  • UMISC Abstract Deadline
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Hybrid Milfoil Strategic Management
  • Cost-benefit analysis of Phragmites Management
  • Update on the new 2025 Ohio River Valley Invasive Species Conference 


Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 2024

  • 2023 Emerging Midwest Invasive Survey Results
  • 2024 Webinars
  • UMISC 2024 - Call for Abstracts, Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • New Video: Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants
  • New Ohio River Valley Invasive Species Conference, March 2025


Winter 2023

  • Emerging Midwest Invasive Survey
  • Plant Alert: Amur corktree
  • Stay up to date on UMISC 2024
  • Webinar recordings
  • Conference opportunities


Fall 2023

  • Emerging Midwest Invasive Webinars
  • Save the Date for UMISC 2024
  • Managing Buckthorn
  • New Project: Early Detection of Forest Invasives in High Priority Forests
  • Invasive Plant Detections, Responses, and Resources


Summer 2023

  • Species highlights: Water Soldier, Callery Pear, & European Frog-bit
  • New Aquatic & Terrestrial Invasive Species Flyers
  • Emerging Midwest Invasives Webinars
  • Garlic Mustard Aphid Update
  • Partner Updates


Spring 2023

  • Invasive Species Awareness Week
  • Emerging Midwest Invasives Webinar Series
  • Keep a Lookout for Garlic Mustard Aphids
  • New Additions to Minnesota Noxious Weed List
  • Updates and Accomplishments of the Scenic Rivers Invasive Species Partnership in Missouri
  • Lesser Celandine Monitoring Study
  • New MIPN Board Members
  • New MIPN Sponsorship Opportunity


Winter 2022

  • MIPN's Emerging Midwest Invasives Survey
  • MIPN's 2022 Accomplishments
  • Summary of the 2022 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants project update


Summer 2022

  • New MIPN Coordinator
  • Keep a Lookout for Garlic Mustard Aphids
  • 2022 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
  • Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants project
  • New Woody Invasives project for Coastal Forests 


Spring 2021

  • Keep Keeping a Look Out for Mile-a-Minute!
  • Free MIPN Webinar June 10 -- Invasive Plants of the Future Midwest
  • Revegetating Invasive-Prone Sites with Native Plants -- New Guides
  • Listserv Rebooted in 2021
  • Save the Date! UMISC 2022
  • The Wood Shed (Updates about the WIGL Collaborative)
  • Woody Landscape Alternatives Brochure Coming in June!
  • Introducing the Woody Invasive Research Digest (WIGL WIRD)
  • WIGL Summit Videos


Fall 2020

  • A Forest Without Invasive Creepers: Doesn't that Sound De-vine?
  • UMISC 2020 & WIGL Summit
  • 2020 Membership Campaign
  • New Lifecycle Infographics on MIPN Website
  • MIPN Goes Hi-Tech!
  • Mystery Seeds Revisited
  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...


July 2020

  • WIGL Collaborative Website Launch!
  • Free Webinar Sign Up
  • Free Fall Woody Invasives Summit
  • Room for Improvement


July/August 2019

  • Early detection - European frog-bit near Lake Michigan
  • Examining the spotted lanternfly and tree-of-heaven relationship
  • Member Project Spotlights: Hawkeye CWMA and Iowa highway management
  • Rights-of-way as pollinator habitat


May/June 2019

  • Updates to MIPN's regional plant list
  • How one nonprofit is fostering thriving public/private partnerships to protect rare ecosystems
  • Partner Spotlights: successful outcomes from Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program
  • Early findings and press coverage of MIPN's work with public gardens


March/April 2019

  • It's Official! Indiana's Terrestrial Plant Rule
  • Garlic Mustard Biocontrol Testing in Ontario
  • Member Project Spotlights: Door County Inspiring Public and Private Commitment
  • New Research: Family Forest Owners


January/February 2019

  • What Makes a Good Landscape Alternative?
  • Member Project Spotlights: NW Michigan ISN's Go Beyond Beauty and the EDRR Network Ontario's Successful Garlic Mustard Pull Program 
  • New Resources to Help CWMAs Revegetate Sites After Treatment


November/December 2018

  • Bamboozled by Bamboo
  • Updates on Efforts in Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri
  • Three new MIPN board members


September/October 2018

  • MIPN's First-Ever Annual Summary
  • Fall Identification of Woody Species
  • UMISC 2018 Highlights


July/August 2018

  • Invaded Lakes: Treating the Part vs. the Whole
  • Invasive Plant Cultivars: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?


May/June 2018 (correction here)

  • Giant Hogweed
  • Mistaken Identity - American Bittersweet
  • New resources: groundcovers and aquatic invasives


March/April 2018

  • MIPN's new assistant
  • Seeking Invasive Plant Control Case Studies
  • New risk assessment sub-page on MIPN website
  • USDA's "New Invaders" guide
  • Additions to Midwest Invasive Plant List


January/February 2018


November/December 2017

  • New regional collaborative for woody invaders
  • MIPN webinars
  • State of the State: Ohio


September/October 2017 (pdf)

  • "Plants on the Move" public garden summit summary
  • UMISC 2018 Save the Date
  • content refresh announcements


August 2017 (pdf)

  • New aquatic invasive plant populations
    • European frogbit near Cleveland, OH
    • Starry stonewort near Duluth, MN
  • Where Ecology Meets Economy announcement
  • Research spotlight: impact of hydrolic fracturing wellpads on invasive plant spread in PA
  • Precipitation patterns and potential impacts on wetland invasive spread


July 2017 (pdf)

  • Invasive plant spotlight: teasels
  • CWMA formation work in the Missouri Ozarks
  • Goat grazing for invasive plant control: examples, scientific studies, and potential pitfalls


June 2017 (pdf)

  • Regional plant list update
  • NAIPC webinar announcement
  • Addition to MIPN Board of Directors
  • MIPN in the news (invasive plants in landscaping and EDRR)
  • Research spotlight: legacy impacts Japanese stiltgrass invasion
  • Top 10 native pollinator plants recommended by USFS botanists


Spring 2017 (pdf)

  • Meet the MIPN Coordinator
  • Advancements in biocontrol research for garlic mustard
  • State program updates
  • MIPN Conferences in review: UMISC 2016, Iowa Invasive Species Conference
  • Invasive plant spotlight: Palmer amaranth
  • Research spotlight: Effectiveness of mechanical control for swallowwort