Invasive Species

Missaukee Conservation District is concerned about the threat that invasive species pose to our natural resources and is a founding partner of the North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.

To learn more about preventing and controlling invasive species in our area, please contact Vicki Sawicki, Invasive Species Coordinator at 231.429.5072 or or click on the button to 

visit North Country Invasives.

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.

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