State laws and regulations
Invasive Species Laws in Michigan
Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act - NREPA (451 of 1994, as amended)
“AN ACT to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to protect the people's right to hunt and fish; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, assessments, and donations; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.”
Prohibited and restricted species in Michigan
Part 413 of NREPA (Section 324.41301) defines prohibited and restricted species in Michigan and limits the possession, import or sale of such species.
- List of Prohibited & Restricted Species in Michigan
- The Natural Resources Commission Prohibited and Restricted Aquatic Invasive Species Order Amendment 1 of 2014 adds to the list of prohibited and restricted species in Michigan outlined in Part 413 of NREPA
- Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development Invasive Species Order No. 1 of 2015 adds water soldier to the list of prohibited species in Michigan.
- Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species Order Amendment No. 1 of 2020 adds marbled crayfish to the list of prohibited species in Michigan.
- Requirements for possession of live prohibited and restricted organisms and penalties for violations as expressed in Part 413 of NREPA.
Aquatic nuisance control
Part 33 of NREPA, Aquatic Nuisance Control (Section 33), defines permitted actions and procedures for the treatment of aquatic nuisance species.