Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Conservation program looks to eradicate invasive plants

BESSEMER - The Gogebic Conservation District has a program to locate and control or eradicate Japanese knotweed and multiflora rose, among other invasive plant species, in Ontonagon County and Gogebic counties.

The work is being conducted under a Joint Chiefs grant, so named because the funding is made available by the leaders of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Work so far has included development of a brochure titled "A Field Guide to Common Terrestrial Invasive Plants in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties." This brochure was sent to each township in the...