|Cook County Invasive Species Team|
What is the Cook County Invasive Team? Land managers in Cook County have been working together informally on invasive species problems for several years but in the spring of 2011 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit organizations to officially form the Cook County Invasive Team (CCIT). This creates a framework for continued cooperation between member organizations and allows long-term invasive species strategies to be carried out across ecological, rather than political, boundaries. Through the CCIT, local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit organizations can share resources, expenses, knowledge, contacts, and education to limit the impact of non-native species in north-eastern Minnesota.