Michigan

An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.

Many non-native species in Michigan, including fruits, vegetables, field crops, livestock and domestic animals, are important to our economy and lifestyle. Most non-native species are not harmful and may provide economic benefits. Invasive species cause harm when they out-compete native species by reproducing and spreading rapidly in areas where they have no natural predators and change the balance of the ecosystems we rely on.



State Contacts

Robert Miller

Terrestrial Invasive Species and Michigan's Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Plan
millerr35@michigan.gov
Ph: 517-284-5650

Lucas Nathan

Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
nathanl@michigan.gov
Ph: 517-284-6235

EGLE Aquatic Nuisance Control Program

Aquatic Invasive Plants
EGLE-WRD-ANC@michigan.gov
Ph: 517-284-5593

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Top Reported Species

  • Phragmites (Invasive): 53,539
  • Garlic mustard: 14,039
  • Brown marmorated stink bug: 12,162
  • Japanese knotweed: 9,915
  • Autumn olive: 8,711
  • Spotted knapweed: 8,280
  • Purple loosestrife: 6,201
  • Bush honeysuckle: 5,586
  • European frog-bit: 4,774
  • Japanese barberry: 4,300