Invasive Species

What are Invasive Species?

An invasive species is not native to an environment and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm to the local economy, environment, or human health.

Many non-native species, including fruits, vegetables, field crops, livestock, and domestic animals, are essential to our economy and lifestyle. Most non-native species are not harmful and may provide economic benefits. 

Invasive species cause harm when they out-compete native species by reproducing and spreading rapidly in areas with no natural predators, changing the balance of the ecosystems.

Harmful species around St. Clair Shores

The links below to the Michigan Invasive Species site contain information on identifying and helping contain the spread of restricted species.

Purple Loosestrife