Session 2: How to Inventory and Report Purple Loosestrife

Session 2 will cover how to collect and report data on purple loosestrife found in the wild or on your own property. This critical reporting helps local organizations monitor the spread of the species and prioritize treatment. 

Registration is required in order to receive the link for the online lesson.

Purple loosestrife is a problematic invasive species in Northern Michigan, establishing itself in wetland areas where it forces out native plants and disrupts fish and wildlife communities.

Hosted via Zoom, an online conferencing tool.

Agenda is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Field safety and decontamination
  • Inventory and reporting
  • Mechanical vs. chemical treatments and proper disposal (on your own property)
  • Q&A

Hosted by Huron Pines Environmental Education Coordinator Emily Vogelgesang and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Jennifer Klemm.

This is part two of a two-part instruction on identifying, monitoring and reporting purple loosestrife. Those wishing to take part in this session need to attend the first one Aug. 4.

Funding for this session is provided in part by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, Au Sable River Watershed Committee and the U.S. Forest Service.

Huron-Manistee National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Huron Pines are working cooperatively to develop and implement educational and outreach activities related to non-native invasive species in the community and schools within the Mio and Huron Shores Rangers Districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.