Advisory Board

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Meet our experts on the ground

he Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center is advised by a 12 scientists, adminstrators, and land managers who have an expertise in terrestrial invasive species and related policy issues. The advisory board plays a key role in reviewing and approving policy documents related to the Center and its operation. The advisory board also develops strategic activities to ensure the longevity of the Center beyond its initial eight years of funding.

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Mark Abrahamson
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (ex oficio)

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Nan Bailly
Alexis Bailly Vineyards (ex oficio)

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Jim Bradeen
UMN Plant Pathology 

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Jim Calkins
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

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Neal Feeken
The Nature Conservancy

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Vince Fritz
UMN Extension

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David Kee
Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

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Bob Owens
Owens Forest Products

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Eli Sagor
UMN Cloquet Forestry Center

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Kelsey Taylor
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

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Ann Pierce
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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