The Indiana Invasive Species Council (IISC) was established by the state legislature to enhance the ability of government agencies to detect, prevent, monitor, and manage new and long established invasions, as well as increase public awareness about invasive species.
(as of 17-Dec-2019)
Report invasive plants, animals, or microbes to:
Report IN is a fast and easy way for you to report invasive species in Indiana. There are two ways to report – by computer and by smartphone. All reports will go to the appropriate organization for verification. To report by computer, go to www.EDDMapS.org/indiana and create a profile, then click Report Sightings and fill out the form.
|To report by smartphone, download the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) app by CLICKING HERE. This app is created and maintained by EDDMapS.org and the same EDDMapS profile can be used for both computer and smartphone reports.
|How to ReportIN on the Website|
|How to ReportIN on your smartphone
Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Powerpoint
Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Powerpoint
Thousand Canker Disease of Black Walnut (TCD) Powerpoint
Hemlock Wooley Adelgid (HWA) Powerpoint
Events, meetings, and minutes
Public Meeting - Tuesday, February 18, 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Efroymson Conservation Center
620 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Now Virtual due to COVID-19
Due to coronavirus (COVID 19) we are moving the 2020 Indiana CISMA Conference to a virtual meeting. In order to offer continuing education credits and keep the live virtual meeting of appropriate length for one sitting we will prerecord our five speakers presentations and make those available to conference registrants for 15 days beginning 01 August 2020. We will provide a link to registrants at the end of July to access all videos.
You will have 15 days to watch the five hours of recorded videos (approximately one hour for each speaker). Education credits through State Chemist (CCH) and the SAF will be available for those that watch the videos and answer questions associated with each video. We expect the ISA continuing education units to be available as well. We will send a link to the videos and include instructions on how to answer questions for those that want to obtain continuing education credits to registrants at the end of July.
On 20 August we will have a 2 hour live virtual meeting with all speakers present in a panel format. During the live virtual meeting, we will:
We will share a final agenda (see draft on last page), presenter biographies, and associated research on the impacts of invasive species soon.
We extend a thank you to all sponsors for sticking with us as we navigate the impacts of coronavirus - COVID 19. Approximately 300 people have registered (which is full capacity) so we recognize the need to hold this conference even if an in-person meeting is not possible, hence a virtual meeting.
We also want to thank each registrant. We hope that by offering prerecorded sessions and continuing education credits as well as a live session with project updates, 40 minutes of breakout networking sessions and more we meet your needs.
Pre-recorded sessions (available prior to Virtual Event):
Virtual Event — August 20, 2020 — 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Join us to learn about invasive species' impact on watershed health, forest health, and native species. CEUs will be available!
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|Feb 28, 2019||Official||Download|
|Nov 28, 2018||Official||Download|
|Jul 25, 2018||Official||Download|
|May 9, 2018||Official||Download|
|Jul 25, 2017||Official||Download|
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|Feb 1, 2017||Official||Download|
|Nov 10, 2016||Official||Download|
|Sep 14, 2015||Official||Download|
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|Sep 23, 2014||Official||Download|
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|Feb 14, 2014||Official||Download|
|Oct 11, 2013||Official||Download|
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|Sep 26, 2012||Official||Download|
|Apr 25, 2012||Official||Download|
|Apr 5, 2011||Official||Download|
|Mar 4, 2010||Official||Download|
The Invasive Plant Advisory Committee (IPAC) was created in August 2010 to work on
invasive plant projects that support the mission of the IISC.
If you have questions or comments about IPAC or invasive terrestrial plants please contact, Dawn Slack at email@example.com
Invasive Plant Management Cost Hoosiers over $5 million in 2012
A recent survey conducted by the Invasive Plant Advisory Committee found that land owners and managers in Indiana spent $5.85 million in 2012 to manage invasive plants on their land.
Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) and Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs)
CISMAs / CWMAs are local organizations that bring together landowners and land managers, local, state and federal agencies, tribes, individuals and various interested groups to coordinate action and share expertise and resources to manage invasive species in a defined area. This collaborative effort at the local level enables CISMAs to pool resources and knowledge to address mutual invasive species issues.
CISMAs and CWMAs:
CISMAs and CWMAs bring together local citizens, landowners, non-profit organizations, industry, and city, county, state, tribal, and federal representatives to work towards a common goal—effective control of invasive species.
|Counties Covered||CISMA Name||Point of Contact||Website|
|Lake, LaPorte, Porter||Indiana Coastal Cooperative Weed Management Area (ICCWMA)||Susan Mihalo||smihalo@TNC.ORG||Visit Site|
|LaGrange, Stueben||Lakes County Cluster Cooperative Weed Management Area (LCC)||Beth Williams and Nate Simonsfirstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com||Visit Site|
|Brown||Brown County Native Woodlands Project (BCNWP)||Dan Shaver||dshaver@TNC.ORG||Visit Site|
|Monroe||Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)||Ellen Jaquartfirstname.lastname@example.org||Visit Site|
|Owen||Owen County CISMA - Sweet Owen Woodland Network (SOWN)||Andrea Oedingemail@example.com||N/A|
|Knox||Knox County Cooperative Weed Management Area||Will Drewsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Visit Site|
|Dubois||Invasive Species Awareness Coalition of Dubois County (ISAC)||Ron Rathamemail@example.com||Visit Site|
|Lawrence||Lawrence County CWMA - Keep Invasives in Check (KIC)||Cheryl Coonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Visit Site|
|Jackson||Jackson County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area||Terri Ault||Terry.Ault@in.nacdnet.net||N/A|
|SICIM covers 35 counties in the southern part of the state||Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)||Will Drewsemail@example.com||Visit Site|
Invasive Plant Removal Contractors
Download this PDF file for a list of invasive plant removal contractors in Indiana.
Tools to Manually Remove Invasive Shrubs
Download this PDF file for a detailed summary of tools available to pull Asian bush honeysuckle or other invasive shrubs from the ground.
For more information on invasive plants in Indiana