North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) was formed in 2015 with a grant from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). NCCISMA covers the six counties of Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford. The organization partners with government agencies, conservation districts, businesses, non-profits, and concerned citizens in order to share resources and expertise to effectively manage invasive species.
NCCISMA and its partners are committed to managing invasive species in northern Michigan through education, prevention, control, and restoration. They are removing hurdles that discourage private property owners from treating invasive species on their own property by providing assistance in identifying invasive species and guidance on how to treat them. They also offer hands on training and workshops, as well as short treatment video tutorials. For people who would prefer to hire a contractor, NCCISMA offers a strike team for hire that will treat small infestations of high priority species. Additionally, NCCISMA provides a list of local pesticide applicators. NCCISMA is also involved in habitat restoration work on public sites where invasive species have been treated.
Big Sable Watershed Restoration Committee
Fin and Feather Club of Mason County
Hamlin Lake Preservation Society
Huron-Manistee National Forest
Mason-Lake Conservation District
Mecosta Conservation District
Missaukee Conservation District
Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
Nugent Lake Hills Association
Osceola-Lake Conservation District
Pere Marquette Watershed Council
Wexford Conservation District