Invasive Species Monitoring and Control

Paint Creek Japanese Knotweed Map-click here [caption id="attachment_4556" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Japanese knotweed infestation at the headwaters of Paint Creek in Waukon, IA.[/caption] Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), the IA DNR, the US Forest Service, IA Natural Heritage Foundation, Allamakee County Supervisors, and area landowners have...

NE IA RC&D is working with the Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau and other partners to monitor invasive species including Gypsy Moth and Emerald Ash Bore (EAB).  The annual monitoring includes state and federal trapping programs that catch and count the invasive insects as well as...

[caption id="attachment_2260" align="alignright" width="400"] EAB girdled Sentinel Tree[/caption] For the 6th year in a row NE IA RC&D partnered with the Iowa DNR Forest Health Dept. emerald ash borer sentinel tree monitoring program. Sentinel trees are usually 4-6 inch diameter ash trees (sometimes smaller, sometimes larger)...

On guard for ‘The Green Menace’ Taking inventory of trees in Howard County By Keri Bugenhagen News Editor, Cresco Times Plain Dealer CRESCO – Lately, Iowans have been hearing about the looming threat of the emerald ash borer, also referred to as “The Green Menace.” According to the United...

The gypsy moth is a non-native, serious pest of over 600 hardwood tree and shrub species. The gypsy moth damages the plants when the caterpillar stage eats the leaves. When there are many caterpillars and the damage occurs over several years, the continual defoliation can...