Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)
News and Updates
2023 Japanese Barberry Trade-Up Days were a success!
Partnering with the Manistee & Grand Traverse Conservation Districts as well as Grow Benzie, ISN had our biggest event week to date! Thank you to all who participated. Coupon recipients have until August 31st to redeem.
Haven't heard of our Trade-Up Days? Find out more here.
Help Support ISN's Work
ISN would not exist without the support of our partners and community. Consider making a donation to help ensure invasive species efforts continue in northwest Michigan. Every bit helps enhance the natural world around us. All contributions are tax-deductible, as ISN is now a 501(c)3!
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was discovered in 2021 in Benzie County. While early detection efforts eliminated the threat before it could become established, survey efforts will continue into the 2023 survey season.
For more information on HWA, ISN's work to stay ahead of the spread, and surveying information, please follow the link below.
ISN and Invasive Species in the Media
- Another popular landscape shrub is headed to Pennslyvania's banned list (Penn Live)
- Callery Pear on List of Species Illonis Assessing as Invasive. Here's What That Means (WTTW News)
- Feel the Vibe: Study Shows Spotted Lanternflies Sense Acoustic Stimuli (Entomology Today)
- The Summer of Ticks (The Ticker)
- Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in northern Benzie County (Michigan DNR)
- NotMISpecies webinar series returns in New Year (Michigan DNR)
- Play Clean Snow? Winter is still a time to stop invasive species (PlayCleanGo)
- How non-native plants are contributing to a global insect decline (Yale Environment 360)
- Invasive, hyperbolically named vine makes first known appearance in Michigan (Western Michigan University Public Radio)
- Continued vigilance urged after dead lanternfly cases identified in Michigan (EGLE)