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 zebra mussels found in aquarium moss products
- Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in northern Benzie County
- Beech leaf disease added to Michigan's invasive species watch list
- Michigan and Illinois Sign Agreement to Advance Invasive Carp Prevention Project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam
- NotMISpecies webinar series returns in January