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.
- Invasive Species Newsletter Summer 2018
- State partners with local communities to host invasive species outreach events at boat launches June 30-July 8
- Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 1-7, 2018
- Be on the lookout for invasive parrot feather in ponds and lakes this summer
- $3.6 million in grants available to battle invasive species in Michigan