The Saginaw Bay CISMA exists to create and support collaborative invasive species management among federal and state agencies, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, community organizations and private landowners within 15 counties in the Saginaw Bay Watershed. Partners show their support of the SB-CISMA by signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that they will work together as a team to manage invasive species on a watershed-wide basis. Invasive plants extend across multiple ownerships and travel over the landscape. For this reason, collaboration and partnerships are essential for effective management. In addition, partnerships can access new sources of funding and increase implementation efficiency. This plan is intended to provide guidance to local government on methods for utilizing available resources and capital on the noxious weed problem regardless of political boundaries. The SB- CISMA promotes invasive species education and outreach, inventory and prevention, and control activities.
The Saginaw Bay Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area covers Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Livingston, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee and Tuscola Counties.
Partners Arenac Conservation District Arenac Road Commission Bay Conservation District Bay County
Bay Shore Birds, LLC Cass River Greenway Chippewa Nature Center
Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Clare Conservation District Genesee Conservation District Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission Gladwin County Gratiot Conservation District Huron Conservation District Huron County Huron Pines
Isoco Conservation District
Isabella Conservation District Isabella County Lapeer Conservation District
Little Forks Conservancy Lone Tree Council Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. Michigan SeaGrant Michigan Technological University Midland Conservation District Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy Saginaw Bay RC&D Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Saginaw Conservation District Saginaw County Parks Saginaw Valley State University Shiawassee Conservation District Six Rivers Land Conservancy Tuscola Conservation District Tuscola County United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge