Training audiences to identify target species is crucial for detecting and preventing invasive plants from spreading. Workshops and training are delivered by the University of Minnesota Extension and are provided to natural resources professionals, forest and tree care professionals, and master volunteers. The trainings are held across the state and cover identification, how to report target species, and target species management.
Guidelines for stopping the introduction and spread of invasive plant species include:
Trainings on noxious weed identification, Invasive Blitz workshops, and the Forest Pest First Detector program are listed at the My Minnesota Woods website.
Training to three different audiences resulted in the following deliverables for Phase 1 of the grant: