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Illinois Nature Preserves Invasive Species Management Guidelines

Non-native and native aggressive plant species for which specific control recommendations are given in the Vegetation Management Manual (Vol. 1, numbers 1-40)

Herbicide Reference Tool (This spreadsheet lists current illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) approved herbicides by species. Download and save to sort information by herbicide trade name, active ingredients, species name, etc. All columns in the spreadsheet have a "sort" feature. See the 2nd workdsheet/tab for an easy calculator for use in determining amount of concentrate needed when mixing. Disclaimer: Modification of data in the 1st worksheet (tab labeled "VMG-Herbicide Data") invalidates information regarding herbicides approved for use at INPC sites.)

Vol. 1 Vegetation Management Number (#) Approval Name
Vegetation Management No. 1 11/7/1990 Vegetation Management Introduction
Vegetation Management Manual No. 2 2/6/1990 Vegetation Management manual overview
Autumn olive No. 3 10/23/2007 VMG Autumn Olive revised 2017
Black locust No. 4 10/23/2007 VMG Black locust revised 2017
Buckthorns (alien species) No. 5 10/23/2007 VMG Buckthorns revised 2017
Bush honeysuckles No. 6 5/1/2007 VMG Bush honeysuckle revised 2017
Canada thistle No. 7 10/26/2004 VMG Canada thistle revised 2017
Crown vetch No. 8 10/26/2004 VMG Crown vetch revised 2017
Fescue No. 9 2/5/2002 VMG Fescue revised 2017
Garlic mustard No. 10 5/1/2007 VMG Garlic mustard revised 2017
Japanese honeysuckle No. 11 10/29/2002 VMG Japanese honeysuckle revised 2017
Johnson grass No. 12 10/26/2004 VMG Johnson grass revised 2017
Leafy spurge No. 13 10/23/2007 VMG Leafy spurge revised 2017
Moneywort No. 14 2/6/1990 VMG Moneywort revised 2017
Multiflora rose No. 15 10/23/2007 VMG Multiflora rose revised 2017
Osage orange No. 16 2/1/2005 VMG Osage orange revised 2017
Purple loosestrife No. 17 10/23/2007 VMG Purple loosestrife revised 2017
Quaking aspen No. 18 8/8/2006 VMG Quaking aspen revised 2017
Reed canary grass No. 19 5/6/2003 VMG Reed canary grass revised 2017
Round-leaved bittersweet No. 20 5/6/2003 VMG Round-leaved bittersweet revised 2017
Siberian elm No. 21 10/23/2007 VMG Siberian elm revised 2017
Smooth sumac No. 22 10/23/2007 VMG Smooth sumac revised 2017
Sweet clover (white and yellow) No. 23 2/6/2007 VMG Sweet clover revised 2017
Cut-leaved and common teasel No. 24 5/7/2007 VMG Teasels revised 2017
White poplar No. 25 2/1/2005 VMG White poplar revised 2017
Wild parsnip No. 26 2/6/2007 VMG Wild parsnip revised 2017
Wintercreeper (climbing euonymus) No. 27 8/8/2006 VMG Wintercreeper revised 2017
Kentucky bluegrass No. 28 5/1/2007 VMG Kentucky bluegrass revised 2017
Smooth brome No. 29 2/5/2002 VMG Smooth brome revised 2017
Honey locust No. 30 5/6/2003 VMG Honey locust revised 2017
White mulberry No. 31 5/6/2003 VMG White mulberry revied 2017
Kudzu No. 32 5/7/2002 VMG Kudzu revised 2017
Sericea lespedeza No. 33 10/29/2002 VMG Sericea lespedeza revised 2017
Gray dogwood No. 34 10/23/2007 VMG Gray dogwood revised 2017
Tree-of-heaven No. 35 5/7/2002 VMG Tree-of-heaven revised 2017
Chinese yam No. 36 10/26/2004 VMG Chinese yam revised 2017
Spotted knapweed No. 37 10/26/2004 VMG Spotted knapweed revised 2017
Phragmites No. 38 8/5/2005 VMG Phragmites (common reed) revised 2017
Japanese Stilt Grass No. 39 2/6/2007 VMG Japanese stilt grass revised 2017
Japanese Hops No. 40 2/6/2007 VMG Japanese hops revised 2017
Musk Thistle No. 41 10/23/2007 VMG Musk thistle revised 2017
Dame's Rocket No. 42 10/23/2007 VMG Purple or Dames rocket revised 2017
Vol. 2 Number (#) Approval Name
Herbicide Use and Application   11/7/1990 Herbicide Use and Application
Control of Animal Populations      
White-tailed Deer Management in Illinois Nature Preserves No. 1 10/18/2005 White-tailed Deer Management
A vegetation monitoring program for assessing deer damage on Illinois Department of Natural Resources properties   1/8/1990 Vegetation Monitoring Program
Mosquito Control No. 2 5/17/1991 Mosquito Control
Illinois Plant Translocation and Restoration Policy No.3   Illinois Plant Policy
Illinois Nature preserves Commission Policy and Procedures for Translocation of Animal Species No. 4 9/15/2015 Policy-Translocations of Animals