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The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) is a partnership of federal, state and local government agencies, land managers, utility companies, civic organizations, and individuals interested in implementing a comprehensive plan to manage the invasive species found in northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Our purpose is to cooperate across counties for invasive species early detection and management; share resources including educational material, control methods, supplies and expertise; educate the public about invasive species identification, prevention and management; and take action by hosting workdays addressing specific invasive populations, developing management plans and priorities for WRISC.

WRISC covers Dickinson and Menominee Counties in Michigan, Florence, Forest and Marinette Counties in Wisconsin as well as the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.


Alliance of the Northern States Working to Ensure Regional Stability (ANSWERS)
Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission
Bureau of Land Management Northeastern States District
Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD)
Clean-Kill Pest Control
Dickinson Conservation District
Florence County
Florence County, WI Lakes and Rivers Association (FCLARA)
Forest County Association of Lakes Inc. (FCAL)
Forest County Land and Water Resources Department
Lake Township (Menominee County)
Lumberjack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc
Many Waters LLC
Marinette County
Menominee Conservation District
Menominee County
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Nicolet Sportsman’s Club
School District of Florence County
Shakey Lakes Association
University of Wisconsin – Marinette
Upper Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council
USDA Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
USDA-NRCS Stephenson Field Office
USDA-NRCS Wisconsin
White Water Associates Inc.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Contact us

Lindsay Peterson
Dickinson Conservation District
420 North Hooper St.
Kingsford, MI 49802
Ph: 906-774-1550 ext. 102

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