Free invasive plant landowner site visits


A regional specialist with Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management has started booking free landowner surveys for the fall. 

Kaila Knies, the regional specialist for 16 counties in south central Indiana, including Jackson, will visit your property and identify invasive plant species, write a brush management plan and give you information on how to best control the invasive species specific to your property.

Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management has worked alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to combat invasive plants and raise public awareness of the devastation caused by these non-native pests.

To coordinate efforts, SICIM and NRCS signed an agreement to develop local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas throughout Indiana. SICIM then created the Indiana Invasives Initiative project to implement the agreement.

Through that project, a team of six regional specialists, including Knies, employed by SICIM actively work at the county level with local conservation agencies to develop new management areas and provide technical assistance to landowners.

All social distancing protocols will be followed during a regional specialist’s visit. If you would like to schedule a survey, contact Knies by email at [email protected] or by phone at 812-631-7913.

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