Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA)
In order to address invasive species across in the region, a collaborative group of stakeholders from the Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties applied for, and received a grant to establish the "Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (JLW CISMA)". The JLW CISMA wants to prevent, detect, eradicate and control invasive species in the area, create a strategic plan for reducing the threat of invasive species and to provide outreach and educational opportunities for local citizens and stakeholder groups . Currently, the JLW CISMA is focusing their efforts on education and outreach. The organization would also like to coordinate and support partner efforts to survey and develop early detection, response and a strategic eradication plan. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the JLW CISMA coordinator, Dr. Shikha Singh at Ph: 517-395-2089, firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our efforts in the JLW CISMA, we are working to identify invasive species of concern in our county. If you have identified a species of concern, please contact us at email@example.com or 734-718-5506. You may also fill out a report directly to the State of Michigan here.
A few species that have been identified:
More Information on Invasive Species
There are many organizations in Washtenaw County and across MIchigan that offer extensive information and management tips related to invasive species. Check out our resource list below: