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MAT Staff April 20, 2021

Give Feedback: MN Invasive Species Management Plan

The Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC) is in the process of updating their management plan and is inviting the Minnesota Association of Townships to review the plan.

This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the process of identifying the problem; which organizations are needed to take the lead in the appropriate strategy and to coordinate with partners.

Township officers and residents have been very helpful in notifying the various organizations when they can see there is an issue to be resolved and have been instrumental in working towards the solution. Therefore, reviewing this management plan will be beneficial to all concerned and our input is greatly appreciated.

Read the DRAFT Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council management plan

As you will see, this is several pages long, however, much can be scrolled along, cutting down the time involved. We would like to suggest that one member of your board take this on as their commitment to the cause for the benefit of controlling the invasive species which find their way into our ‘backyards’.

 

Instructions and Background for Reviewers

Thank you for your interest in reviewing the draft of MISAC/Minnesota’s revised invasive species management plan. For reference, the original, 2009 plan can be found here. Please:

• Read through the entire first section for important background and instructions to keep in mind during your review.

• Complete the following by June 1st, 2021.

• Review the draft plan.

• Use the survey at this webpage to submit your comments.

Note: The plan update subcommittee will be best able to address your comments if you recommend specific changes.

• Using tracked changes, add your organization to the Word version of the implementation tables as appropriate.

• Contact Chelsey Blanke (chelsey.blanke@state.mn.us; 651-259-5350) with any questions you may have.

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