Non-native Invasive Plant Management
A diverse ecosystem will also be resilient, because it contains many species with overlapping ecological functions that can partially replace one another. The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be.
~ Fritjof Capra
Species of most concern:
The non-native invasive (NNI) plants listed below are widespread, and/or are reproducing quickly. These are being actively managed by staff and volunteers.
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (oriental bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Microstegium vimineum (Nepalese browntop or Japanese stiltgrass)
Polygonum perfoliatum (Asiatic tearthumb or mile-a-minute)
Stewardship volunteers are an essential part of the land management here. Click to get involved.