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Invasive Species 

What is an invasive species?

An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment or human health. Many non-native species in Michigan, including fruits, vegetables, field crops, livestock and domestic animals, are important to our economy and lifestyle. Most non-native species are not harmful and may provide economic benefits. Invasive species cause harm when they out-compete native species by reproducing and spreading rapidly in areas where they have no natural predators and change the balance of the ecosystems we rely on.

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a free resource is available to learn about invasive species at your own pace and report them so local coordinators can evaluate and potentially treat key areas.

 

Missaukee Conservation District has Equipment Available for Rent

 

Herbicide Injector - $22 for 5 days

Uprooter - $15 for 5 days

Contact us at  231.839.7193 if you are interested in renting this equipment to control invasive species on your property. 

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North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area

Fighting Invasives, Protecting Assets, Restoring Habitats

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North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) acts as an umbrella organization, bringing together a diverse group of partners to collaborate on programs and projects designed to combat invasive species. NCCISMA empowers people to address invasive species on their own property through:

  • Assistance in identifying invasive species

  • Guidance on treating invasive species and buying herbicides

  • Invasive species treatment demonstrations

  • Strike Team for hire to control high priority invasive species on private property

  • Outreach and educational events 

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