Control and removal of invasive species
There are steps you can take to help control the spread of invasive species. Know the laws, understand what measures you can take to remove invasives and when you need a permit to do so, and find opportunities to volunteer. You can also check in with your local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), which are groups that have come together to tackle invasive species in their regions. CISMAs offer a range of services for preventing, identifying, reporting and managing invasive species.
Prevention starts with you
Be familiar with steps you can take to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species when you are enjoying the outdoors. Whether you are boating, fishing camping, hunting, enjoying the trails or working on your land, garden, pond or aquarium, there are steps you can take to prevent the spread.
Decontamination: proper removal techniques
- Decontamination training
This training focuses on decontaminating field equipment and vehicles to reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species. For anyone who works, plays or volunteers in lakes, rivers or wetlands.
- Invasive Species Decontamination for Field Operations in Michigan
An internal policy document with with widespread applications for preventing the spread of invasive species. Learn how to minimize risk of transferring invasives species while in the field by providing basic decontamination steps as well as information specific to equipment used by state agency staff.
Additional residential control resources
- Michigan Citizens' Guide to Invasive Plant Disposal - pdf
- Michigan Citizens' Guide to Invasive Plant Disposal - accessible
- Michigan Landowner's Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species Management
- Management of Aquatic Plants
- Management and Control of Invasive Phragmites
- Lake and Wetland Management Resources
- Integrated Pest Management for Nuisance Exotics in Michigan Inland Lakes