Keweenaw landscape from top of Mt Baldy
Our goal is fostering healthy ecosystems

Keweenaw landscape from top of Mt Baldy

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

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 if you would like a copy.

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