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KISMA provides education and outreach to property owners and managers to help identify and treat priority invasive species.

Invasive species are biological species that are not native to the ecosystem in question and are likely to harm the environment, economy, or human health.

KISMA works in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties.

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KISMA in the Press

January 20, 2024 - Prune oaks in winter to prevent oak wilt - Daily Mining Gazette

December 23, 2023 - The snow doesn't need to stop invasive species management: Winter tips for managing woody invasive plants - Daily Mining Gazette

November 4, 2023 - Native Phragmites Fights Back! Survey crew reports new sightings - Daily Mining Gazette 

October 7, 2023 - How the Midwest Invasive Species Network can help you - Daily Mining Gazette

August 19, 2023 - Galerucella beetles and purple loosestrife: KISMA’s tiny ally against wetland invader - Daily Mining Gazette

July 29, 2023 - Wild parsnip: food or foe? - Daily Mining Gazette

July 14, 2023 - Goats graze at Swedetown Trails to help control spread of invasive species - WJMN TV3, UPMatters

July 12, 2023 - Invasive species get their goat - Daily Mining Gazette

July 10, 2023 - Goat-crowded Glossy Buckthorn Control Project underway at Swedetown Recreation Area - TV6 Upper Michigan's Source

July 9, 2023 - KISMA preserves lakes with free boat washes - TV6 Upper Michigan's Source

July 1, 2023 - Love our lakes, rivers, and wetlands? Stop aquatic hitchhikers - Daily Mining Gazette

June 17, 2023 - Spongy moth caterpillars are already out and about - Daily Mining Gazette

June 3, 2023 - Proper disposal of invasive plants - Daily Mining Gazette

May 20, 2023 - Keep on the lookout this summer for spotted lanternfly - Daily Mining Gazette

May 6, 2023 - Meet the invasive buckthorns near you - Daily Mining Gazette

April 22, 2023 - On the lookout for invasive garlic mustard and potential bio-control aphids - Daily Mining Gazette

April 8, 2023 - Bad bunnies: don’t release house pets in the outdoors - Daily Mining Gazette

March 25, 2023 - Keep an eye out for early detection of this Michigan watch list invader (Himalayan balsam) - Daily Mining Gazette

March 11, 2023 - Keep your garden (and our planet) healthy with native flowers - Daily Mining Gazette

February 25, 2023 - Keep hemlocks safe: look out for hemlock woolly adelgid - Daily Mining Gazette

February 11, 2023 - What inspires KISMA? Linking the impacts of invasive species with native species and ecosystem services - Daily Mining Gazette

January 14, 2023 - Cancel jumping worms: wrangling those wrigglers - Daily Mining Gazette

December 17, 2022 - Prevent infestations, avoid invasive holiday decorations - Daily Mining Gazette

December 3, 2022 - Prevent oak wilt: trim your trees this winter - Daily Mining Gazette

November 19, 2022 - Japanese Barberry: a prickly, tickly topic - Daily Mining Gazette

November 5, 2022 - Invasive Knotweed Alert for Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties - Daily Mining Gazette

October 14, 2022 - Waterfowl hunters take watch: European frog-bit and invasive Phragmites article - Daily Mining Gazette

July 9, 2022 - Stopping European Frog-bit article - Copper Beacon

July 9, 2022 -Surveying for Phragmites article - Daily Mining Gazette

June 15, 2022 - Aquatic Invasive Species interview - Keweenaw Report

February 10, 2022 - Don't Plant That, Plant This: A Guide to Choosing Good Garden Plants and Avoiding the Troublemakers video - Wild Ones Keweenaw YouTube

October 8, 2021 - Tree planting on the Tolkien Trails article - The Daily Mining Gazette

August 29, 2021 - KISMA interview - Copper Country Today

August 11, 2021 - Managing Invasive Species in the Keweenaw Peninsula interview - abc 10 News

August 6, 2021 - KISMA Holds Free Boat Washes interview - TV6

May 18, 2021Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas spread information about invasive species interview - UP Matters

September 18, 2019 - Invasive knotweed poses danger in area article - The L’Anse Sentinel. Due to accessibility issues, we cannot post this article. Email KISMA.up@gmail.com if you would like a copy.

July 24, 2019 - Helping reclaim a local woodland environment article - The Daily Mining Gazette