In December 2014, 19 founding partners formed the Oakland County CISMA. The formalized OC CISMA was born out of long-standing collaborative public-private work to manage invasive species in Oakland County, MI. In 2015 – 2017 the OC CISMA will be partnering with The Stewardship Network to implement an MISGP grant which focuses on management of state-priority invasives, the development of a long-term strategic plan, community education and outreach, and on-boarding of a part-time coordinator to support continued, invasive species management work in Oakland County, and future, integrated regional collaboration.
Phragmites australis (common reed) is an #invasivespecies commonly seen along lakes, wetlands, beaches, roads and ditches. It can crowd out native vegetation, create large mono-cultures, impede roadside views and create dangerous areas for recreation. #phragmites #CISMA
'Tis the season - the season to check your hemlocks for hemlock woolly adelgid (aka #HWA) that is! Great overview on everything from hemlock ID to how to manage if you find this #invasive #forestpest from @MichiganDNR