Massachusetts Invasive Plants Advisory Group

Founding MIPAG members (List of current members)


These members assisted in the production of "The Evaluation of Non-Native Plant Species for Invasiveness in Massachusetts" and "Strategic Recommendations for Managing Invasive Plants in Massachusetts":

Timothy B. Abbott (MIPAG Strategic Management Plan Committee Chair)
Geoffrey Hughes Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Ph: (413) 229-0232 x226,


Patricia E. Bigelow MCH
Past President, New England Nursery Association
President, Bigelow Nurseries Inc
Ph: 508-845-2143,


Donald A. Bishop
Member, Board of Directors, Ecological Landscaping Association
Owner, Gardens Are… (full service land care business -- design, maintenance, construction)
Ph: 508-303-0800,


Cynthia J. W. Boettner (MIPAG Coordinator)
Coordinator, Invasive Plant Control Initiative, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
413-548-8002 ext. 115,


A. Richard Bonanno, Ph.D.
Weed Scientist, UMass Extension
Past President, Northeastern Weed Science Society
Ph: 978/682-9563,


William E. Brumback
Conservation Director, New England Wild Flower Society
508-877-7630 ext. 3201,


Peter Del Tredici, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Ph: 617.524.1718 ext 154,


Mary Hallene, MCH
Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
Ph: 508-636-4573,


Thomas D. Kyker-Snowman
Natural Resources Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection
Past Chair, Massachusetts Association of Professional Foresters
Ph: 413-323-7254 ext 551,


Calvin W. Layton
Principal, C.W. Layton Consulting
Former Senior Arborist, NSTAR Electric
Former Supervisor, Vegetation Control Service
Ph: 978-413-6307,


Christopher Mattrick
Senior Conservation Programs Manager, New England Wild Flower Society
Ph: 508-877-7630 ext. 3203,


R. Wayne Mezitt
Past President, American Nursery and Landscape Association, (ANLA), Washington, DC
Chairman, Weston Nurseries, Inc., Hopkinton, MA
Ph: 508-293-8046,


Brad Mitchell
Director, MA Dept of Agricultural Resources


Randall Prostak
Extension Specialist, UMass Extension, Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry
Ph: 413-577-1738,


Mark Sawyer MCH
Member, American Nursery and Landscape Association
Member, Board of Directors, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
Ph: 508-293-8027,


Jonathan A. Shaw
Member, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee
Ph: 508-888-0129,


Paul Somers, Ph.D.
State Botanist, Conservation Biologist III
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife
Ph: 508-792-7270 x149,


Rena M. Sumner (MIPAG Chair)
Executive Director, Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
Ph: 413-369-4731,


Lou Wagner
Regional Scientist, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ph: 978-927-1122 Ext. 2705,


Seth Wilkinson
Principal, Wilkinson Ecological Design
Past Natural Resource Planner, Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable County
Past Brewster Conservation Administrator
Ph: (508) 241-0125,


Advisor and Consultant to Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group:

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, Ph.D.
Director, Invasive Plant Atlas of New England
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department University of Connecticut
Ph: 860-486-5708,


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