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WHIP invasive species organization to discuss future challenges Feb. 18

Invasive species cost millions of dollars and threaten recreation, tourism and the economy of Wisconsin’s North Woods. Invasive species include non-native plants, insects, diseases and other injurious species that can spread like wildfire once established.

On Tuesday, Feb 18, the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP) will host a meeting at Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River to meet this challenge head-on.

Ted Ritter, Vilas County invasive species coordinator, said WHIP is an interagency cooperative group that seeks to address invasives in Oneida and Vilas counties through an early detection and rapid response approach on a landscape scale.

“This approach is acknowledged to be the cheapest,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:14 PM

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