The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species.

The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species.

This effort is being led by researchers with the Michigan State University Department of Entomology Laboratory for Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services in conjunction with a growing consortium of Supporting Partners.

Report Sightings

Report invasive species in your area. Your sightings are an important part of any successful control effort.

MISIN Alerts

Create custom email alerts for new observations in your area of interest.

Species Distribution

Browse the distribution of reported invasive species. Search by common name and geography.

Species Training Modules

The modules cover both terresterial and aquatic invasive species. You can complete one of these modules in about 15 minutes. Each module has a 10 question quiz to test your new identification skills!

Recent Observations


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12 New Aquatic Invasive Species Training Modules Now Available ! Don't see a species listed to report a sighting? Send us a suggestion and we'll add it! Report Observations for anywhere in the US and Canada Now