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Invasive Species Removal

Huron Pines seeks to conserve the unique ecosystems of Northeast Michigan through the removal of invasive plant species that are invading wetlands, forests and shorelines.

Invasive species are an international problem and have already cost our state millions of dollars. They adversely affect the habitats they invade by displacing native species, disrupting ecosystems and damaging commercial and natural resources. 

Our program is centered around an early detection and rapid response approach to control the spread of invasive species. Early detection-rapid response is just what it sounds like: we find invasive species as soon as they begin to invade an area and treat them before they become a destructive, expensive problem. Northeast Michigan's natural resources are known for their high quality, and our goal is to keep them that way.

Huron Pines works year-round to tackle this issue. In addition,  the Huron Pines SWAT Team, composed of crew leader and two AmeriCorps members, takes to the ground working in April through November. We also rely on you! Let us know when you find an invasive plant while you're out and about in Northeast Michigan - Report an Invasive Species.

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Target Invasive Plant Species for Removal

  • Phragmites (Phragmites australis)
  • Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)
  • Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)

Contact

Tim Engelhardt

Habitat Specialist

tim@huronpines.org

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