Invasive Species in Kalkaska County
There are some invasive plants and animals that we should be aware of in the two main categories, aquatic and terrestrial.
Yellow Floating Heart
Top terrestrial invaders that concern us in Kalkaska County are listed below. You can find more information on them through this link.
Japanese & Giant Knotweed
Common & Glossy Buckthorn
Tree of Heaven
If you think you may have an alien invader on your property you can find more information on identification through the MI DNR website or MISIN. Both are great resources and you can report sightings through the MISIN website or mobile app.
Additionally, our staff can survey your property for FREE for any invasive species and guide you through the best management for your property. Our staff works in tandem with our partners of CAKE CISMA (Charlevoix Antrim Kalkaska Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) to target any invasive threats to our ecological systems. CAKE CISMA even has a strike team that you can hire to do the treatments for you! Find our more about our CAKE CISMA partner on their website.