Duluth CISMA

Service Area: Southern St. Louis County, MN

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History: Several organizations and individuals have been working together to plan and initiate a stronger and more coordinated effort to address terrestrial invasive species and sustain natural areas in Minnesota. In March 2015, numerous individuals and organizations came together - professionals, volunteers, property owners, students and academics - to craft a vision of collective action to benefit the area's natural resources, foster sustainable communities, and control invasive species.

In 2017, The Stewardship Network was proud to announce the formation of the Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) - funded partially by the the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative.This CISMA will improve collaboration and coordination of the network of organizations that are currently working to control invasive species throughout the globally rare St. Louis Estuary, a gateway to Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Many of us volunteer on public and private lands in our community to remove and treat areas of buckthorn, peashrub, garlic mustard, wild parsnip and other non-native terrestrial invasive species, while others work professionally to manage property towards more healthy and sustainable conditions. We are proposing an effort to move beyond individual efforts and establish a regional collective driven by community interests.

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Duluth CISMA Contact Information

Do you have any questions regarding the Duluth CISMA? If so, please don't hesitate to ask CISMA Coordinator Lori Seele by email at: lori at stewardshipnetwork dot org or phone (218) 393-9581.

Duluth CISMA Partner Organizations

1854 Treaty Authority
http://www.1854treatyauthority.org/

City of Duluth, MN
http://www.duluthmn.gov/

Conservation Corps MN & IA
http://www.conservationcorps.org/

Great Lakes School of Log Building
http://www.schooloflogbuilding.com/

Hubachek Wilderness Research Center, University of Minnesota
http://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/facilities/hubachek

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association
http://www.mndeerhunters.com/

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division
http://dnr.state.mn.us/parks_trails/index.html

Minnesota Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/

St. Louis County Public Works Department

U.S. Forest Service, Superior National Forest
http://www.fs.usda.gov/superior/

White Iron Chain of Lakes Association
http://www.wicola.org/