Invasive Species Control at WMAs

8 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) were treated for terrestrial invasive species control in 2019 through a Conservation Partners Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

  • Anchor Lake WMA near Eveleth treated for Pea Shrub and Tansy
  • Darwin Myers WMA near Embarrass treated for Tansy, Thistle, and Burdock
  • Great Scott WMA near Buhl treated for Buckthorn and Tansy
  • Old Koschak Farm WMA near Ely treated for Tansy, Burdock, and Peashrub
  • Owen WMA near Cook treated for Buckthorn
  • Sax WMA near Cotton treated for Tansy and Parsnip
  • Fermoy WMA near Cotton treated for Tansy
  • Zim WMA near Cotton treated for Tansy

Want to help?

We are now looking for volunteers to help us monitor the success of treatment. We are looking for people to search the treated areas for new occurrences of the invasive species that were treated at the sites through EDDmaps online or the Great Lakes Early Detection Network App.

If you interested in helping us monitor any of these sites, contact Becca Reiss at or 218-288-6143 for more information.

On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26th, we will host a work day at Old Koschak Farm WMA from 9-12. Registration is required by September 18th:


North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

Upcoming Board Meetings

Wednesday, October 14th at 10:30 a.m.
Meetings to be held electronically until COVID-19 concerns subside. Call or email Anita, by 9:30 am on board meeting day, for login/call in information.

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