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Have questions about invasive species in your area? Contact your local CISMA.
Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas are groups of non-profits, government agencies, businesses and volunteers that have come together to tackle the issue of invasive species in their regions. CISMAs can offer a range of services for preventing, identifying, reporting and managing invasive species. Wherever you live in Michigan, there is a local CISMA ready to assist you.
Learn more about permit requirements and how to contact your municipality.
You must be the landowner, or receive written permission from the landowner, before proceeding with invasive species treatment. Learn more about applying for permits through EGLE (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy).
Road visibility issues
If there are issues with visibility along county road ways due to vegetation present, contact the Road Commission for Oakland County at 877-858-4804. Along state highways (including highways with letters in their names, such as “M-1”, “US-24” or “I-75”), contact the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). For city- or village-owned roads, contact that municipality.
Looking for general information about lawn & garden care, natural resources, agriculture, and more? Contact Oakland County Michigan State University Extension.
MSU Extension offers key educational programs, information about lawn and garden care, and a variety of classes and activities. MSU Extension offers resources in the form of articles, classes, events, podcasts, publications, recipes, videos and more. Use Ask An Expert for help with insect or non-invasive plant and pest diagnoses, provide samples to plant and pest diagnostics or get your soil tested!
Interested in permanently protecting your land from development? Contact a local land conservancy!
Land conservancies, also known as land trusts, are community-based, nonprofit organizations dedicated to permanent protection and stewardship of natural and working lands. Land conservancies help landowners and communities protect the places important to us all.
Michigan Karst Conservancy
Address: 2805 Gladstone Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Blue Heron Headwaters Land Conservancy
Address: P.O. Box 285 Clarkston, MI 48347
Phone: 248-846-6547 Email: email@example.com
Six Rivers Land Conservancy
Address: 4480 Orion Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48308
Phone: 248-601-2816 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
Address: 8383 Vreeland Rd. Superior Township, MI 48198
The Conservation Fund Midwest Office
Address: P.O. Box 506 Sawyer, MI 49125
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan
Address: 101 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave Lansing, MI 48906
Michigan Nature Association
Address: 2310 Science Parkway #100 Okemos, MI 48864
Trust for Public Land
Address: 101 Montgomery Street Suite 900 San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-495-4014 Email: email@example.com
Questions about wildlife? Get information from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
For nuisance wildlife covering conflicts with animals such as bats, coyotes, raccoons, etc.
What to do when you find an animal in the wild: [WEBLINK]
Have questions about installing rain barrels/rain gardens? Looking to report a log jam on a local river? Contact your local watershed council.
Clinton River Watershed Council
Address: 1115 W Avon, Rochester Hills, MI
Flint River Watershed Coalition
Address: 1300 Bluff Street, Suite 114, Flint, MI 48504
Friends of the Rouge
Address: 650 Church Street Suite 209, Plymouth, MI 48170
Friends of the Shiawassee River
Address: 538 N Shiawassee Street, Corunna, MI 48817
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 402, Owosso, MI 48867
Huron River Watershed Council
Address: 1100 N. Main, Suite 210, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership
Contact: Dr. Jo Latimore, Administrative Facilitator, Michigan State University
Looking to learn more about the watersheds in your area? Explore the watersheds in your area online!
Questions about county drain maintenance or to report pollution, contact the Oakland County Water Resources Commission