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 announces $3.6 million in available grant funding to target invasive species
- MISGP 2017 Grant Webinar Registration
- Proper disposal of pets or aquarium items very important to protect Michigan's waters
- Michigan's Invasive Species Program Annual Report - 2016
- DNR advises caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease