- Prohibited invasive species
- Regulated and unlisted invasive species
- Unregulated nonnative species
- Unlisted nonnative species
- Transportation prohibitions
- Regulations on transport of water
- Regulations in infested waters
- Regulations on transport of infested water
- Crayfish regulations
Minnesota has several state laws intended to minimize the introduction and spread of invasive species of wild animal and aquatic plants in the state. Using a four-tiered system, invasive species are classified as prohibited, regulated, unregulated nonnative species, or are unclassified and remain as unlisted nonnative species.
system establishes the level of regulation and allowable uses for each species.
The MN DNR has regulatory authority over aquatic plants and animals, and
terrestrial vertebrates. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has regulatory
authority over terrestrial plants (noxious weeds) and plant pests. See
the terrestrial invasive species laws web
page for more information.
MN DNR Invasive Species Laws website