Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) - to identify and control the invasive plant species that severely impact native biodiversity

Pledge to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species

To add your name to our growing community of pledge-takers, please read below and enter the required information into the embedded form. If you experience any difficulties, please email [email protected]

An invasive plant is defined as a species whose introduction to Missouri causes economic or environmental harm. In most cases, invasive plants evolved in other parts of the world and were introduced to Missouri by people. It is also important to understand that some native plants, usually via land disturbances by people, can exhibit aggressive qualities similar to invasive plants and may also need to be controlled. An example is eastern red cedar, which has spread beyond its original habitat and abundance in Missouri due to landscape changes and suppression of fire.

Invasive plants pose serious threats to Missouri’s native ecosystems, as well as many native plants and animals, the built environment, and many facets of the state’s economy, including cattle production, the timber industry, and many aspects of outdoor recreation, including fishing and hunting industries.

We/I, the undersigned representative(s) of [please submit your information below], are committed to the identification and control of invasive plants on land under our jurisdiction. We pledge to plan and budget funds and/or human resources for the removal and ongoing management of invasive species in order to reduce the spread and impact of invasive plants and to help native species thrive. We understand that control efforts may take years of work, and are committed to this long-term process.

We also pledge to cease planting any species or cultivar of species listed on the forthcoming edition (Jan. 2019; until then, see the Grow Native! Top 10 List) of the MoIP Missouri invasive plant master listing (other than for controlled research purposes), and to incorporate plants native to Missouri when practical.

By taking the MoIP Invasive Plant Management Pledge, we signal our resolve to control invasive species and encourage other entities to follow suit. With many entities taking action to control invasive species on land within their own jurisdictions and by collaborating across property boundaries, together, we can positively influence the perpetuation of native ecosystems, native wildlife, economies based on wise land use, and the communities in which we live, for the benefit of all.

 

Thank you to our first 65 pledge-takers!

  1. Mizzou Botanic Garden
  2. Anonymous
  3. Anonymous
  4. WolfCreek Nature Reserve, Marthasville
  5. Columbia Public Schools Science Department
  6. Glorious Gardens, St. Louis
  7. Private Property in St. Charles, Stream Team #3062
  8. Private Property in Overland Park
  9. The College School, Webster Groves
  10. Cinderbreeze Vineyard, Ashland
  11. Beth Kleekamp, Washington
  12. Barrett Family, Camdenton
  13. City of Webster Groves
  14. Montgomery County, Peveler Family, 66 acres
  15. John Mehuys in Boone County 
  16. Private Property in Kansas City
  17. Fry family, rented property in Boone County 
  18. Combs Family in Boone County 
  19. St. Louis Community College Horticulture Program 
  20. Lynn Family, University City 
  21. Corey Jones 
  22. Virgen Family in Washington, MO 
  23. Litzsinger Road Ecology Center 
  24. Cerutti family in Manchester 
  25. Mengwasser Estate – St. Louis County 
  26. Whisperwoods Farm, Maysville, MO 
  27. Morris family, 4 acres in Fulton MO 
  28. Schroeder family, Saint Charles County  
  29. Ostendorf Residence in Cass County 
  30. CinderBreeze Vineyard/Sendobry Farm, Ashland MO 
  31. Autry Family 
  32. Missouri Nature Art 
  33. East Campus Neighborhood Columbia MO 
  34. Private farm in Crawford county 100 acres 
  35. Private rural property in Wayne County, 200 acres 
  36. Private property in Lee’s Summit MO
  37. Anonymous
  38. Lost Creek Livestock Farm. Caledonia 
  39. 1 acre near Springfield Nature Center 
  40. Residential property in Springfield MO 
  41. C-Street Flowers 
  42. Guenther family in urban Springfield 
  43. Missouri Sierra Club 
  44. Jason Heberer Webster Groves 
  45. Audubon Trails Nature Center, Rolla, Phelps County 
  46. Shaw Nature Reserve
  47. Randolph County, Campbell Family, 21.5 acres
  48. Christian County, Kipfer family, 400 acres and Springfield MO yard plantings
  49. Fox Hollow Forest, Southern Boone County Missouri
  50. Private tiny residential lit in Maplewood
  51. Missouri Chapter Walnut Council
  52. G.Wahlmann – Kirkwood – 2 acres
  53. marion county,  80 acres
  54. Lee’s Long Branch Ranch
  55. Private Property in Jackson County
  56. Eolia, Pike  County family farm, 500 acres
  57. Anonymous
  58. Boone and Ray Counties, Porath Family,  350 acres
  59. Harbor Lake Homeowners Association
  60. Private Property in Taney County, 5 acres
  61. City of Kirkwood
  62. Sow Wild Natives
  63. Anonymous
  64. Anonymous
  65. Montgomery County, McElligott Family, 40 acres