Don't buy, sell, keep or move invasive species
Many invasive species are prohibited or restricted by state or federal laws.
- It is illegal to import or move species listed as “injurious to wildlife” except with a federal permit. View the law (The Lacey Act) and view the list of species injurious to wildlife.
- Noxious weeds cannot be brought into the United States or moved from state to state. Read the Plant Protection Act and view the Noxious Weed List.
- Michigan laws limit the import, sale and possession of prohibited and restricted species including plants, animals, fish, mollusks and crayfish. Read the law (Act 451 Section 324.41301), the 2014 amendment, the 2015 amendment and the current list of prohibited and restricted species.
- Federal law prohibits the interstate transportation, delivery, receipt or sales of alligator grass, water chestnut plants or water hyacinth plants or their seeds. Review the law (18 U.S. Code §46).
- Michigan laws regulate the possession and sale of certain plant species which are considered undesirable from agricultural as well as environmental viewpoints. See a list of prohibited, restricted and noxious weeds.