Educational Resources


How to read herbicide/pesticide labels

Basal bark, broadcast soil, cut stump, dormant spray, or foliar spray application

Hack and squirt(stem injection), foliar spray, basal, or cut stump application of herbicide

Financial assistance

EQIP Forestry Fact Sheet

Herbicide Safety

Invasive Control Timing Guidance pdf


Species to Watch

Autumn Olive

Bush Honeysuckles

European Privet

Garlic Mustard

Japanese Barberry

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Stiltgrass



Multiflora Rose

Purple Loosestrife

Tree of Heaven



Fighting Aquatic Invasive Species in West Virginia

Fighting Invasive Forest Pests and Pathogens in West Virginia

Fighting Invasive Plants in West Virginia


Invasive Species Videos

Public service announcement

Tree of heaven

Japanese knotweed

Why you should care about invasive species

Garlic mustard


New for Teachers

Nonnative Invasive Species Learning Kit.


They're munching our trees, invading our waters, and taking over our favorite natural communities. They are invasive species! They outcompete, outlast, and outlive our natives.
To stop the invasion, we have to become aware of the threat and become uncomfortable about what we might be losing. This Non-native Invasive Species Learning Kit includes four interactive activities designed to take students from awareness of the problem to taking action. If you would like to borrow the materials listed in these activities, please contact Jason Aerni, Monongahela National Forest at 304-636-1800