Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network

The Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) works directly with partners in Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee counties to "protect, enhance, and promote Northwest Michigan’s natural communities through terrestrial invasive plant management and outreach." Top-priority plants in the region include garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed, invasive phragmites, and Oriental bittersweet. We are currently funded by a grant from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Project (MSIGP).


Benzie Conservation District
Grand Traverse Conservation District
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Huron-Manistee National Forest
Inland Seas Education Association
Leelanau Conservancy Leelanau Conservation District
Manistee Conservation District
Michigan Natural Features Inventory
The Watershed Center - Grand Traverse Bay
and a growing number of supporting partners

Contact us

Jon Throop

Katie Grzesiak
Invasive Species Network Coordinator
Ph: 231-941-0960 ext. 29

Upcoming Events

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

October 15-18, 2018
Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MN

Joint Conference with the North American Invasive Species Management Association


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