invasive species

"Michigan’s rivers and streams face new threats in the form of two invasive species: a snail never seen here before and an algae that used to be found in small, sporadic concentrations." (Detroit News)

"Fishing in Ottawa County? Watch out for the latest aquatic invader. An invasive species of crayfish has turned up in an Ottawa County lake." (Detroit Free Press)

"State officials are warning boaters they could be bringing dangerous stowaways with them into Michigan’s waterways." (WDET)

Kalamazoo Nature Center Stewardship Field Director Ryan Koziatek uses the app to make a report on an invasive tree
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Michigan State University research specialist Amos Ziegler developed the app through a project he created six years ago—the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network. It’s a website where professionals and citizen scientists can share information about invasive plants and animals. 

Department of Natural Resources officially added the species on Monday