Duluth CISMA

Check out the Duluth CISMA coordinator, Lori Seele, featured in this coverage of invasive knotweed by Fox21 Local News! https://www.fox21online.com/2019/06/03/city-of-duluth-educates-community-on-invasive-knotweed-plant/

Partner with Us:

Everyone (including the public) are invited to attend our bi-monthly meetings & events. Meetings are announced via our email list, posted on our Facebook Page, & included in the “Duluth CISMA Events” section of our website.

Duluth CISMA Contact Information:

Do you have any questions regarding the Duluth CISMA? If so, please don’t hesitate to ask CISMA Coordinator Lori Seele by email ( lori@stewardshipnetwork.org ) or phone: (218) 393-9581.

Who We Are: A group of city, county, & state agencies, non-profit organizations, community associations, & private citizens.

Mission: Our mission is to help citizens & communities protect our lands from the damages caused by invasive species.

History: In 2017, The Stewardship Network was proud to announce the formation of the Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) – funded partially by the the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative.

Service Area: Southern St. Louis County, MN

Target Plants: Japanese & Bohemian Knotweed, Garlic Mustard, Non-Native Phragmites, Common & Glossy Buckthorn, Japanese Barberry, Oriental Bittersweet, Tansy, Wild Parsnip, Knapweed, Leafy Spurge.

Project Highlights:

– Establishing Mission Statement.

– Mapping of Target Invasive Plants.

– Hosting “Pulling Together” Field Workshops.

– Co-hosting CISMA Partners “Weed Em’ Out” Workshop.

– Discovering, Mapping, and Educating Landowners about Wild Parsnip Infestation.

– General Education.

– Hosting Removal Work Days.

– Community Dialogue on Tackling our Invasive Knotweeds Collectively.

– Poster Presentation at National & Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference.

– Hosting Guest Speakers.

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