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.
- 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
- Michigan Invasive Species Program Annual Report 2017
- Host an Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz in 2018 - sign up now!
- Michigan releases statewide plan to combat, manage land-based invasive species