Wednesday April 27, 2022, 9am – noon, Bradley Town Hall
1518 W Mohawk Dr, Tomahawk, WI 54487
WHIP will be holding a free spring workshop at the Bradley Town Hall on Wednesday April 27th, 2022, in the morning.! We will feature multiple speaker presentations focused on current invasive species projects, including a unique industry perspective. Whether you are a natural resources professional, a local landowner, or an interested member of the public, you are all most welcome.
This event will conclude with a brief lunch at no cost, thanks to funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Lumberjack RC&D Council.
We will also stream the presentations over Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86771753313?pwd=V04ycnZOalhqRnhYRmhVZzNWNHJzZz09
or phone 1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 867 7175 3313 Passcode: 068356
Hope to see you there! Click the button below to see a detailed agenda.
Our last inperson event, in March of 2019!
Join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting! This is the one meeting every year when we have all of our partners all together in one "room" , plus lots of interested guests, and you are invited. We will have exciting speaker presentations, updates on invasive species in our area, and a summary of what WHIP has accomplished during the strange months of 2020!
This year we will meet over the online platform Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no cost to participate! To register, click this link and enter your email address.
Zoom will then send you the meeting link and phone number. For technical assistance, call Tracy at 715-369-9886.
Thank you so much for being a part of WHIP and we look forward to seeing and hearing you all on March 18!!
Check our speakers and details on our flyer here:
WHIP is happy to share that we have been featured in the latest issue of the Northwoods' "Living On the Lake"!! Our coordinator Rosie Page shared our accomplishments and stories with Laurie Lenten of the Star Journal, and we are so pleased with how the article came out. Photos look great too! Thank you so much to Laurie for describing our group so well! Enjoy: https://starjournalnow.com/2020/05/05/a-decade-of-invasive-species-management/
Since we had to cancel our Annual Meeting for 2020, we prepared a newsletter to provide our partners with an update for the year. This includes highlights from our year of activities and a plan for the upcoming field season. Please click the image to the right to download and enjoy. Thank you!
We’ve got a great Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership (WHIP) Annual Meeting & Open House on tap for March 20th! This year’s meeting will be held at the Woodruff Town Hall in Woodruff, WI, and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event, and lunch will be provided!! Please view the flyer on the left of the page for details.
Join us to learn:
-How invasive plants impact our lake shores.
-How the WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection protects Wisconsinites from invasives.
-Exactly what is an Amur Cork Tree??
-How do State agencies fight against invasive species?
We hope to see you there!
Our 2018 Annual Meeting is approaching! All WHIP Partners, collaborators, colleagues, friends, and members of the public are invited to join us on March 21, at the Woodruff Town Hall, for a morning of updates, speaker presentations, and valuable discussion on stories and challenges of invasive species in the Northwoods! Click the image to the right to download the flyer.
It's always wonderful to see credit given where it is due! Recently, WHIP learned that one of our formal partner groups, Partners in Forestry Landowner Co-op, has been awarded the Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts' 2016 Rod Nilsestuen Award for Working Lands Preservation.
Gathering Waters is the Alliance of Wisconsin Land Trusts, and annually gives this recognition to a group which has strengthened its ability to conserve Wisconsin land and foster conservation. Serving northcentral Wisconsin and the western UP, Partners in Forestry (PIF) is comprised of private landowners, working together with the mission "to assist members in the sustainable management of their woodlands".
As the Gathering Waters Blog describes, PIF "has been instrumental in the direct protection of thousands of acres of forestland in and around Vilas County. The organization has long been educating and informing legislators and landowners about the legal tools and benefits of sustainable forestry and conservation through tours, workshops, newsletters and direct networking since 2001." PIF will be presented with their award by another of WHIP's' formal Partners, the Northwoods Land Trust.
WHIP is proud to have PIF among its Partner Groups, and we continue to be impressed by the work of their members, board, and volunteers, both in invasive species awareness and removal, as well as their regular forest-related activities. Congratulations!!
WHIP recently did a follow-up site visit to our patch of Wild Chervil plants which was reported to us last year by a volunteer, Bill Jaeger. This is a site near the town of Lake Tomahawk, located in the right-of-way along a county highway. The good news is that it looks like there has been very little re-growth (<10 plants) at the site, which means the herbicide application was effective. Our partner group WDNR carried out the treatment last spring. Surveys up and down the road for several miles in each direction have shown no further spread of the plant.
Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) is a prohibited species regulated under NR 40, our state's invasive species legislation. It is an herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial from the parsley family (similar to Queen Anne's Lace!), introduced to North America from Europe. It was first brought to North America as part of European wildflower seed mix used for plantings along hedgerows and meadows. The plant forms a rosette of leaves in the first year, then flowers and produces seeds in the second year. It is easily spread to new locations, and with very few checks on its population, it can quickly take over an area, displacing native species and forming dense stands that are difficult to control.
We thank Bill and other volunteers who have their eyes peeled to new plants on the landscape, and we are grateful to our partners for cooperating with WHIP to get plants like this treated quickly.
For more Wild Chervil information:
Check out this excellent video from Dr. Mark Renz's Weed Science group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing Chervil's key features and preferred habitat.
WDNR's info page on this species.
United States Forest Service's "Chervil: Weed of the Week".