Invasive Species

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NCCISMA – North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area covers six counties including Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford. NCCISMA has three main objectives: to educate the public on identification of invasive species and the threats they pose; to facilitate the inventory and mapping of the invasive species in our area; and to plan, strategize, and enable control measures for inventoried high-priority invasive species.  To learn more about invasive species and which are considered high-priority species for the area, visit the NCCISMA webpage at For help with identifying, reporting, or controlling invasive species, contact Vicki Sawicki (Program Coordinator) at (231) 429-5072 or

For more information on invasive species: 

"Replacing Invasive Plants With Natives - Landscaping for a Better Tomorrow" - Free Workshop 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Green Charter Township Hall (21431 Northland Dr., Paris, MI 49338)

Workshop Highlights: In this workshop you will learn to identify common invasive plants in your landscape, woodland, wetland and habitat areas. Information will be provided on treatment options along with native plant alternatives. Speakers will be natural resource experts from the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP), North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA), and the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). All will be on hand to help you identify what invasives are in your specific landscape, what natives would make good replacements, and offer a landscape design to meet your needs and specifications. Conservation District seedling and native plant order forms will be available to help get you started.Don't miss this opportunity! Plan for your property so you can start landscaping for a better tomorrow!            Open to the public. 
Vicki Sawicki 
NCCISMA Program Coordinator
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