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Invasive Species Features

Farmington Hills Boy Scout Joe is learning to identify the invasive Buckthorn from DNR Stewardship Coordinator Echo Prafke-Marson. Photo by Imad Hassan

DNR's volunteer stewards safeguard Michigan's natural areas

Sometimes nature needs a helping hand in protecting against invasive species. That's where volunteer stewards come in.

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Out of Balance: The story of salmon in Lake Michigan

Michigan's multi-billion dollar salmon sports fishery is in peril. Check out our interactive to learn the story of how this happened and what officials are doing about it.

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Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect Michigan's iconic sand dunes from invasive species

Michigan's iconic sand dunes are threatened by invasive species. Fortunately, a group of conservation organizations are joining forces to weed out the invaders.

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Michigan's pig problem: What to do if you see a smart, tusky animal in Michigan's outdoors

Feral swine are an invasive wild boar intent on devouring Michigan's natural landscapes and farmland. Mark Wedel tells us why these tusky invaders are a growing threat in Michigan.

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Interview: Author William Rapai on invasive species and the Great Lakes

What impact are invasive species like the zebra mussel and the round goby having on the Great Lakes? And why does it matter? We interview the author of a new book on invasive species in our beloved blue waters.
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