Board and Staff | Current Members | Frequently Asked Questions

We are a collaboration to support functioning ecosystems and
enhance quality of life through invasive species management.

The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) was established in December 2014 by 19 partners. Today the partnership has grown to over 40 members including local governments, county governments, non-profit organizations, and universities. Check out our current members.

We are focused on managing the spread of eight priority invasive species including: invasive Phragmites (common reed), Black and Pale Swallow-worts, Knotweeds, European frog-bit, Flowering rush and Red swamp crayfish. Members also have extensive experience managing other common invasive plants such as Buckthorns, Autumn olive, Garlic mustard, Asian bittersweet, and Purple loosestrife. You can learn more about all these species through our invasive species profiles in the menu, or clicking on the name of each species listed above.

Learn more about the Oakland County CISMA in our brochure for the public!

For more information on what we do, please read our Strategic Invasive Species Management Plan (2017) as well as the Executive Summary.

For recent history, read our annual reports: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.

If you do not live in Oakland County but would still like help with invasive species, contact the CISMA in your area or contact us to help you get in touch with them.


Oakland County Parks and Recreation is a partner member and became the fiduciary for Oakland County CISMAs in 2020 when the OC Parks Millage passed. OC Parks supports CISMA efforts through serving as employer for CISMA staff, receiving and distributing funds, as well as entering into contracts and holding permits, licenses and insurances necessary for CISMA operations. 

Invasive Bittersweet

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