The Lake St. Clair (LSC) Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) was established in Macomb and St. Clair counties through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program in 2015. The LSC CISMA is a collaborative effort to enhance ecosystem functions and enrich ecosystem services through invasive species prevention, detection, management, and outreach. All of this is achieved through the actions of a full time Coordinator collaborating with LSC CISMA partners, including its fiduciary Six Rivers Land Conservancy.
Our Service Area
The Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management area encompasses Macomb and St. Clair counties in southeastern lower Michigan. Visit the Michigan Invasive Species Coalition to find your local CISMA and learn how invasive species issues are being managed statewide.
View/download the Lake St. Clair CISMA Strategic Management Plan
View/download the Lake St. Clair CISMA Operations Handbook
The LSC CISMA goals are to:
1) Prevent the spread of invasive species and reduce their environmental and economic impacts
2) Detect invasive species occurrences to guide management, outreach, and restoration
3) Educate citizens and practitioners on invasive species issues, impacts, and more!
The LSC CISMA prioritizes outreach, education, and management of certain invasive species with high potential for negative impacts. These include: invasive Phragmites, Black Swallow-wort, Pale Swallow-wort, Japanese knotweed, Giant knotweed, European frog-bit, and Flowering rush. The CISMA is also on high alert for state watch list species like Spotted Lanternfly, Red Swamp Crayfish, and Water Lettuce.