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  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
    The Department of Natural Resources today announced the availability of Michigan's Terrestrial Invasive Species State Management Plan, a comprehensive strategy to prevent and control land-based invasive plants, animals, insects and tree diseases and to reduce their environmental and economic effects. The Terrestrial Invasive Species State Management Plan (PDF | 5.78 MB) and responses to public comments (PDF | 1.0 MB) on the document are available in the Control and Management section of the invasive species website.
  • Michigan State University. Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.
    The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional data aggregation effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species in the Midwest region of the United States.
  • Michigan's Invasive Species Program.
    If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing in Michigan, recent changes in Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you. Beginning March 21, watercraft users in the state are required to take steps to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Also, anyone fishing with live or cut bait or practicing catch-and-release fishing will need to take precautions to limit the movement of invasive species and fish diseases.
  • Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

    The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar fly of East Asian origin that can cause damage to many fruit crops. This small insect has been in Hawaii since the 1980s, was detected in California in 2008, spread through the West Coast in 2009, and was detected in Florida, Utah, the Carolinas, Wisconsin and Michigan for the first time in 2010. This website will be the central location for dissemination of information about this insect. Check back for updates. This team is also helping to coordinate research projects to understand how best to protect fruit from infestation by this new pest.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Michigan).


Michigan's Invasive Species Program.
Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network.

State and Local Government

Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Michigan Emerging Disease Issues.
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Michigan Technological University. Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

Michigan State University.

Michigan Sea Grant.