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.
- DNR seeks public input on proposed statewide terrestrial invasive species management plan
- DRAFT for Public Review: Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan
- 2016 Michigan Invasive Species Program Grant Webinar - recorded version
- Michigan's Invasive Species Program annual report highlights first-year successes
- DNR seeks public input on proposal for aquatic invasive plant management in Michigan