Contacts

Contacts
Aquatic Invasive Animals

For questions about Asian carp identification, status in Michigan, Michigan’s Asian Carp Management Plan, other fish (e.g. snakehead) and aquatic animals (e.g. invasive crayfish), please contact:

Seth Herbst - DNR Fisheries Division 517-284-5841

www.michigan.gov/asiancarp

Aquatic Invasive Plants

For questions on:

  • Chemical control of aquatic species, permitting, and submerged plant identification, please contact: 
    Aquatic Nuisance Control Program staff, DEQ - Water Resources Division, 517-284-5593     www.michigan.gov/anc
     
  • Mowing and other forms of mechanical control, permitting, and Great Lakes Shoreline management, please contact:
    Anne Garwood, DEQ - Water Resources Division, 517-388-4472     www.michigan.gov/deqwetlands
     
  • Identification and control of invasive phragmites, please contact:
    Kevin Walters, DEQ Water Resources, 517-284-5473
     
  • Watch list species reporting - Brazilian elodea, European Frogbit, European water clover, Hydrilla, Parrot feather, Water chestnut, Water hyacinth, Water lettuce, Water soldier, and Yellow floating heart
    DEQ Aquatic Nuisance Control Program, 517-284-5593
Aquatic Invasive Species Education & Outreach

For questions about education programs and outreach materials related to AIS, please contact:

Kevin Walters, DEQ - Water Resources Division 517-284-5473

Aquatic Invasive Species Program

For questions on overall aquatic invasive species program and Michigan’s Aquatic Invasive Species State Management Plan, please contact:

Sarah LeSage, AIS Program Coordinator DEQ - Water Resources Division 517-243-4735

Ballast Water

For questions on:

  • Michigan’s ballast water program and Michigan’s Section 401 certification, please contact:
    Sarah LeSage, DEQ - Water Resources Division 517-284-5472
     
  • Michigan’s state ballast water permit and application, please contact:
    Sean Syts, DEQ - Water Resources Division 517-284-5469     www.michigan.gov/deqnpdes
Communications and Media

For general invasive species media inquiries and communications-related matters, please contact:

Joanne Foreman, DNR, DEQ and DARD Invasive Species Program Communications Coordinator, 517-284-5814

Enforcement

To report invasive species law/regulation violations, please call the DNR Report all Poaching (RAP) Line at 1-800-292-7800.  For questions, please contact:

Corporal Steve Huff, DNR - Law Enforcement Division

Great Lakes Regional Coordination

For questions on Great Lakes coordination, restoration, and management, please contact:

Matt Preisser, DEQ - Office of the Great Lakes 517-284-5039

www.michigan.gov/deqgreatlakes 

Insects and Plant Diseases

For questions about:

Invasive Species Laws/Regulations

For questions about:

  • Michigan’s NREPA Part 413 Prohibited and Restricted species law, other regulations, species identification, and permits as they pertain to plants and insects, please contact:
    Mike Bryan, DARD - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division 517-284-5648
     
  • Michigan’s NREPA Part 413 Prohibited and Restricted species law, other regulations, species identification, and permits as they pertain to all species besides plants and insects, please contact:
    Seth Herbst, DNR - Fisheries Division 517-284-5841

Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program

For general questions about MISGP, grant requirements, application process, etc., please contact:

Kammy Frayre, DNR – Finance & Operations 517-284-5970

State Park Lands & State Administered Boat Launches

For questions about invasive species and associated issues in state parks and at state administered boat launches, pelase contact:

Christina Baugher, DNR – Parks & Recreation Division 517-284-5835

Terrestrial Invasive Plants, Mammals, and Birds

For questions about:

  • Identification, management and control of terrestrial invasive species and Michigan's Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan, please contact:

Greg Norwood, DNR WIldlife Division 517-342-4514

  • Permitting for mechanical control of invasive plants in a Critical Dune Area, please contact:

Kate Lederle, DEQ Water Resources 517-284-5564

www.mi.gov/criticaldunes


  • For general inquiries, or if none of the above contacts fit with your question, please call the DEQ’s Environmental Assistance Center at 1-800-662-9278