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The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is a collaboration to support functioning ecosystems and enhance quality of life through invasive species management. Founded in December 2014 by 19 partners, the Oakland County CISMA has grown to 45 member organizations.

The Oakland County CISMA priority species include: invasive Phragmites, Japanese knotweed, European frog-bit, Red swamp crayfish, black and pale swallow-worts, invasive bittersweet, common and glossy buckthorn, garlic mustard, invasive honeysuckles, Japanese barberry, wild parsnip and tree of heaven. You can find find our 2022 list here, which also includes early detection species.

Our focus areas are: 1) Preventing the spread of invasive species, 2) Raising awareness about invasive species, 3) Responding to detections of new invasive species and 4) Doing long-term collaborative control of invasive species. For example, we have partnered with the Road Commission for Oakland County and our city, village and township partners for five years to treat invasive Phragmites along county road right-of-ways.

Currently, we also have a grant with three watershed councils (Clinton River Watershed Council, Friends of the Rouge, Huron River Watershed Council) to survey for the aquatic plant European frog-bit in the Novi, MI area. Contact us for help with invasive species identification, recommendations for control or to have us speak to your local group! You can find digital brochures about some of our priority species on our website.

Active Partners

Addison Township
Charter Township of Bloomfield
Charter Township of Brandon
Charter Township of Highland
Charter Township of Independence
Charter Township of Milford
Charter Township of Orion
Charter Township of Oxford
Charter Township of Springfield
Charter Township of Waterford
Charter Township of White Lake
City of Birmingham Parks and Recreation
City of Clawson
City of Farmington Hills
City of Keego Harbor
City of Lathrup Village
City of Novi
City of Rochester
City of Rochester Hills
City of the Village of Clarkston
City of Wixom
Clinton River Watershed Council
Commerce Township
Cranbrook Educational Community
Friends of the Rouge
Groveland Township
Holly Township
Huron River Watershed Council
Michigan Nature Association
North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy
Oakland County Conservation District
Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs (EDCA)  
Oakland County Parks & Recreation Commission
Oakland County Water Resources Commission
Oakland Township Parks & Rec Commission
Road Commission of Oakland County
Rose Township
Royal Oak Nature Society
Six Rivers Land Conservancy
Six Rivers Land Conservancy, Highland Chapter
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
The Stewardship Network
Village of Beverly Hills
Village of Bingham Farms
Village of Milford
Village of Ortonville
Village of Wolverine Lake
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission

Contact us

Patrick Canniff
CISMA Coordinator
Oakland County Parks
Ph: 248-882-8643

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