The impact of exotic invasive species on our forests in the U.S. is staggering. Effects of these unwanted invaders can affect human and ecosystem health, forest products, property values and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Thanks to startup funding from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, a team from Michigan State University is launching a statewide effort to help residents learn about the risks and impacts of invasive forest pests. The “Eyes on the Forest” program links research, outreach and communication activities through MSU’s Department of Entomology and MSU Extension.

The Eyes on the Forest program is targeting three major potential invaders that pose serious threats to Michigan trees and forests.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Michigan Invasive Species Coalition (MISC) Annual Meeting. Register Now

Get Involved / Explore

Begin by exploring what coalition partners have to offer in your area. Use the map to select a CISMA currently working in your area.

Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaGiLLS Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaOakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaDetroit River & Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management AreaJackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw CISMASouthern Michigan Invasive Species TeamSW x SW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaBarry, Calhoun & Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (BCK CISMA)Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaSaginaw Bay Shoreline Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaCentral Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaWest Michigan Conservation NetworkNorth Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaNorthwest Michigan Invasive Species NetworkNortheast Michigan CWMACAKE Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaThree Shores CISMAWild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC)Lake to Lake Cooperative Invasive Species Management AreaKeweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA)Western Upper Peninsula Invasives Coalition (WePIC)

Alerts / Emerging Issues

Asian Long-Horned Beetle

Asian long-horned beetles feed on several species of hardwood trees. It’s favorite host is maple. Additional preferred hosts include elm, willow, buckeye, horse chestnut and birch. Suspect beetle can be killed and preserved in regular rubbing alcohol in a liquid-proof container, or even in a container placed in a freezer. If you collect a specimen contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.

Job Postings

Check out the Community News forum page for listings of seasonal invasive species jobs with CISMAs across the state.

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2019 MISC Annual Meeting

December 10 - December 11
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