Three Shores CISMA

What is a CISMA?

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area

A CISMA is a partnership of local organizations, government agencies, and businesses working together to actively manage invasive species.  

CISMAs throughout Michigan work together to share resources and expertise in effectively managing invasive plants, animals, insects, and vegetative diseases.  
 
Three Shores CISMA manages invasive species across all jurisdictional boundaries within       Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties.  

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What can a CISMA do for you?

  • Assist in managing invasive species 

  • Provide educational materials

  • Restore native plant communities

  • Offer free invasive species identification and management training 

  • Assist in tracking the spread of invasive species

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What is an invasive species?

An invasive species is any species that is not native and whose introduction causes, or is likely to cause, harm to local economies, environment, or human health.

  • Invasive species degrade the quality of forests and agriculture

  • Disrupts food webs and destroys fish and wildlife habitat 

  • Can cause structural damage to infrastructure

  • Negatively impacts recreational opportunities

  • Costly to manage

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