Invasive Species Best Management Practices
Invasive exotic species present what may be the greatest threat to the long-term health and sustainability of Wisconsin's forests. Human activities such as trading of goods, travel, gardening, and recreation have resulted in the introduction of many non-native plant and animal species to the state.
The Council created the Forestry Invasives Leadership Team to develop voluntary best management practices (BMPs) to help control the spread of invasive species.
Four sets of Invasive BMPs will be developed:
- Forestry BMP's
- Recreational Forest User BMPs
- Urban Forestry BMPs
- Transportation and Utility Rights-of-way BMPs