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Kansas Forest Service

Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
785.532.3300

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Invasive Species

Invasive species are any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem; and whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health. 

Invasive species can come from other regions of the U.S., or even another country. They become a problem because they are beyond their natural range and there are no natural predators to control the new species population growth. Plants, animals, or even microbes can be classified as invasive species. There are many modes of transportation (wind, water, animal, or human). 

 A complete list of species considered invasive in Kansas is maintained by the Kansas Native Plant Society  at http://www.kansasnativeplantsociety.org/invasive_plants.php

Control of Bush Honeysuckle

The Kansas Forest Service has been promoting the treatment of bush honeysuckle infestations in the fall, using backpack mistblowers. These mistblowers are available for loan throughout the state (map here), located at the following sites:

  • Kansas Forest Service State Office, Manhattan
  • KDWPT Regional Office, Valley Falls
  • Jackson Conservation District Office, Holton
  • Doniphan County NRCS office, Troy
  • Jefferson County NRCS office, Oskaloosa
  • Frontier Extension District Franklin County Office, Ottawa
  • Frontier Extension District Anderson County Office, Garnett
  • Frontier Extension District Osage County Office, Lyndon
  • Marshall County Extension Office, Marysville
  • Pratt County Noxious Weed Department, Pratt
  • Lyon County Extension Office, Emporia
  • Woodson State Fishing Lake, Toronto
  • Southwind Extension District, Erie
  • Southeast Kansas KDWP office, Pittsburg