Spring 2020 Citizen Science Workshops

In Spring 2020, WIFDN is teaming up with three regional groups to host ONLINE invasive species citizen science workshops for volunteers, land owners, and land managers. Attendees will learn how to identify priority invasive plants in their regions of Wisconsin, as well as how to monitor for and map those species using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network app. Our local partners will share how you can help their efforts by mapping priority species and monitoring in priority areas. The good news is that looking for and mapping invasive species is an easy outdoor activity to do while adhering to social distancing guidelines!

We hope you can join us for one of the webinars! Click the “Join the Webinar Here” link for your preferred date/location. Can’t join us for a live webinar? We’ll record each webinar and post the recordings here on the WIFDN website so you can view them at your leisure!

Questions? Contact us at

Webinar with Upper Sugar River Watershed Association
Covering some of the priority species and locations of south central and southwestern Wisconsin
Friday, April 17th, 1:30 – 3 pm, Join the Webinar Here!

Webinar with Timberland Invasives Partnership
Covering some of the priority species and locations of northeastern Wisconsin
Friday, April 24th, 2:30 – 4 pm, Join the Webinar Here!

Workshop with St. Croix-Red Cedar Cooperative Weed Management Area
Covering some of the priority species and locations of northwestern Wisconsin
Friday, May 1st, 10  – 11:30 am, Join the Webinar Here!


Invasive Plant Field Day

On May 15th, WIFDN planned to co-host a volunteer Invasive Plant Field Day with DNR’s State Natural Areas program. Due to COVID-19, we are no longer able to host an in-person field day, but we are working on delivering the training online. Stay tuned for details and feel free to contact us ( if you want to make sure to be on our email list when we announce our alternate plans!