What are 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.
- State awards more than $3.5 million to battle invasive species
- State agencies ask people to check trees for hemlock woolly adelgid
- MI Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Seeks Comments on Proposed Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Interior Quarantine
- DNR continues effort battling invasive grass carp in Lake Erie Basin
- Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Baraga County