Resources

Invasive Species

For information about invasive species in Northwest Michigan, visit our partner organization Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN).

For identification assistance, visit the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. For control advice, visit the Midwest Invasive Plant Network Control Database.

The Top 20 Invasive Plant Species in Northwest Michigan

top 20

Click here for links to pictures of the Top 20

An EDRR (Early Detection, Rapid Response) crew member removes invasive Purple Loosestrife from a Natural Area before it goes to seed.

An EDRR (Early Detection, Rapid Response) crew member removes invasive Purple Loosestrife from a Natural Area before it goes to seed.

 

 

Ecological information

Native Species and Ecological Restoration

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Michigan Native Plant Producers

Wildflower Association of Michigan

Saving Birds Thru Habitat

Conservation Resource Alliance

For information on where to find native plants in the area, visit the website below.

Go Beyond Beauty

Forest Pests and Diseases

Forest Pest and Diseases are becoming increasingly more common in the Leelanau Peninsula with the rise of the Emerald Ash Borer, Beach Bark Disease, etc. To learn more about forest pests, contact a local forester or visit the website below.

Michigan DNR Forest Pests

Resources for Invasive Species or Ecological Management Plans:

See the list below for organizations or consultants that can offer these services.  (Please note this is not a complete list and we do not promote one company over another)

Schillinger Forestery

Inner-Coastal Ecological Services (ICES)

Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions

Grobbel Environmental & Planning Associates

Borealis Consulting

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps