Invasive Species Information

KISMA Priority Invasive Species

invasive species found within KISMA that are broadly distributed and managed

*view interactive map of invasive species in KISMA here.


Awareness Species for KISMA

invasive species found within KISMA with the potential to cause harm


Identifying Invasive Species

The invasive species education modules provided by the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) will help you become more comfortable with identifying invasive species in the field. Each module includes a 10-question quiz at the end to help you assess your newly acquired knowledge. Completing a module should take about 15 minutes.

Michigan Watchlist Species


The Michigan Invasive Species Watchlist consists of other invasive species that KISMA surveys for and is actively trying to prevent. These species are not currently found within KISMA; however, they are currently increasing their range across the country. Early detection and response are key for managing new invasive species, before they become well established.

Michigan invasive species watchlist examples
Michigan invasive species watchlist examples

Treating Invasive Species

MISIN is a regional effort to develop and provide early detection and response resources for invasive species. Their goal is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of successful management. Learn more about the invasive species found in the Midwest and their treatment options.

See more information from the Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes (WiGL) Collaborative about the treatment of invasive species here.