Maine Invasive Species Network (MISN) brings together both professionals and amateurs who are interested in understanding and managing invasive species in Maine.

Our members work, among other places, at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, University of Maine, Nature Conservancy, Colby College, Unity College, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Maine Lakes Society, several land trusts, and for private land management companies. We also have many citizens who are simply concerned about land stewardship and preservation of natural ecosystems.

MISN and this website were conceived in October 2009, when a group of 45 people met in Augusta at the first meeting to bring together people who work intensively on invasive plants, animals, and other invasive species in Maine.

Please let us know if you want to join.

Purpose of MISN

  • serve as a communication tool;
  • help members identify and pursue collaborative projects;
  • support research on management of invasive species;
  • map invasive species populations;
  • present funding opportunities;
  • exchange species-specific information;
  • explore new tools to monitor populations;
  • develop and distribute educational materials;
  • provide outreach opportunities; and
  • exchange database tools.

2024 Annual Meeting

Annual meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network was held on April 11, 2024 at Wells Conference Center, 131 Munson Rd on the University of Maine campus in Orono. With 227 registered attendees and busy and exciting agenda, the meeting was a big success. The Organizing Committee would like to thank all participants, contributors, and especially our generous sponsors who allowed us to keep the registration fee low.
If you attended the meeting, please take a few minutes to fill out the evaluation form. If not, you can still see many of the presentations.
We hope to see all of you at the next meeting!