Invasive Species Program

Invasive species are an international problem and have already cost our state millions of dollars. They adversely affect the habitats they invade by displacing native species, disrupting ecosystems and damaging commercial and natural resources.  Huron Pines’ Invasive Species Program is centered around an early detection and rapid response approach to control the spread of invasive species. Early detection-rapid response is just what it sounds like: we find invasive species as soon as they begin to invade an area and manage them before they become a destructive, expensive problem. Northeast Michigan’s natural resources are known for their high quality, and our goal is to keep them that way. As the lead organization for the Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA), we inventory and manage invasive species while providing a framework for partner collaboration and education.

CONTACT: Ecologist Jennifer Muladore,, (989) 448-2293 ext. 31

 Join Our CWMA Partnership!

Since 2009, Huron Pines has coordinated the Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area, a partnership focused on stopping the spread of invasive species in the region. To help us strengthen the partnership and make sure that limited funding and time go to the most important projects regionally, we’re asking for more active participants to join us in raising awareness and fighting invasive species. Learn more about what our CWMA does and how you benefit from participation, then sign on to our agreement below. Your input matters!

2016 Program Update
CWMA Partner Benefits
Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area Partnership Agreement
2017 Priorities and Strategies

Invasive Species Resources

Become a citizen scientist!
Fact sheets for common and emerging Northeast Michigan invasives

Michigan Invasive Species Coalition
Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

MISC forums


Project Funders

Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Sustain Our Great Lakes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Besser Foundation
Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary
Individual Donors