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Stamp Out Invasive Plants Brochure

This brochure highlights three established invasive species and three new invasive species in the West Michigan Cluster area (Kent, Ottawa, North Allegan, Muskegon, and Newaygo Counties). Produced by the West Michigan Cluster, this brochure can be downloaded, printed, and used to help with Early Detection Rapid Response invasive species control programs. If you'd like to modify this brochure for your area, please contact us at for more information.

Printable Herbicide Mixing Guide

Download this herbicide mixing cheat-sheet.

A Landowner's Guide to Phragmites Control

Created by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Analogues

MISTAKEN IDENTITY? Invasive Plants and their Native Analogues - An Identification Guide for Ives Road Fen Preserve

Chainsaw Training Checklist

An editable chainsaw safety training checklist to demonstrate safe operation and basic maintenance.

Prescribed Fire Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Michael Hahn from City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation

Herbicide Best Control Practices

This presentation will help guide you through herbicides, adjuvants, surfactants, and the most effective methods for application. Presentation by Vern Stevens, Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Resistance, Resilience, and Transformation: Oak Savanna Restoration in a Rapidly Changing Climate

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Christopher Hoving from Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Phragmites Treatment Herbicide Quick Guide

The Non-native Phragmites Herbicide Quick Guide provides an easy reference sheet for mixing the correct quantities of herbicide for non-native Phragmites management.

Field Identification Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan's Natural Communities

This field guide is intended to help readers identify recognized invasive species and facilitate a rapid response. It includes photos and a description of each plant, its habitat preferences, reproductive strategies and a brief overview of suggested methods for monitoring and treating small, newly detected, localized infestations.

TSN Membership Brochure

The Stewardship Network (TSN) designs, facilitates, and accelerates environmental stewardship through collaborative conservation. Learn more about TSN, local community clusters, programs, and ways to give by downloading this membership brochure.

Reed Canary Grass: Management Guide

This guide walks you through the steps you can take to manage reed canary grass. This Reed Canary Grass Management Guide provides a template for local-scale RCG abatement, and it summarizes our current understanding of invasion biology and management tactics for RCG.

Steward's Pledge

Commit to Conserve! Join the growing collection of individuals, families, and groups that have committed to thinking about our world differently, learning about the natural world, and connecting with others who share this interest. If you are an individual representing yourself or your family, please consider signing the Steward's Pledge today! If you represent an organization, please consider signing The Stewardship Network Memorandum of Understanding today!

Application of Prescribed Fire and Herbicide to Reduce Carex pensylvanica

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Todd Aschenbach from Grand Valley State University

Restoration Agriculture: Farming in Nature’s Image

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Mark Shepard from Forest Agriculture Enterprises

Field Guide to Invasive Plants of the Midwest

Invasive plants challenge the goals, resources, and morale of the people whose passion or livelihood is the conservation of biological diversity, natural resource management, or environmental protection.This field guide covers 36 species, a handful of the invasive plants in the eight-state region covered here. See the “Watch List” section for other important invasive species in the Midwest. In order to make this guide useful for the general public, we avoid most of the specialized botanical language, but see the glossary for unfamiliar terms. The “Other Resources” section provides a good starting point to learn more.

Remove and Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species: Buckthorn Edition

Buckthorn is a non-native invasive species that was brought over from Europe in the 1800’s as a hedge and for landscaping. There are two species of buckthorn that are invasive in Minnesota and many neighboring states. This brochure can be downloaded and printed.

Buckthorn Treatment Options

This guide outlines treatment methods to control buckthorn.

Creating and Sustaining a Resilient Volunteer Corps

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Judy Kingsbury from The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

Precipitation-Runoff Relations and Water-Quality Characteristics

A cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Wisconsin (UW)–Madison Discovery Farms program (Discovery Farms), and the UW–Platteville Pioneer Farm program (Pioneer Farm) was developed to identify typical ranges and magnitudes, temporal distributions, and principal factors affecting concentrations and yields of sediment, nutrients, and other selected constituents in runoff from agricultural fields.