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.
- European frogbit found in two locations near Lake Michigan
- New story map documents Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program accomplishments
- Removing sturgeon from Big Manistee, Muskegon rivers before sea lamprey treatment
- Grass carp summer survey work underway on Lake Erie
- August is Tree Check Month, a great time to look for Asian longhorned beetle