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Service area: Oakland County (Michigan)
About us: The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) was established in December 2014 by 19 partners. Today the partnership has grown to over 40 members including local governments, county governments, non-profit organizations, and universities.
We are focused on managing the spread of ten priority (and twenty early-detection) invasive species including: Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus); Buckthorns, common and glossy (Rhamnus cathartica, Frangula alnus); Common reed (Phragmites australis); Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata); Invasive honeysuckles (Lonicera sp.); Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii); Knotweeds, Japanese, giant and Bohemian (Fallopia sp.); Parsnip, wild (Pastinaca sativa); Swallowworts, black and pale (Cynanchum sp.); Tree of heaven (Alianthus altissima)
Participating organizations include: Cities, Villages and Townships – Addison Township; Village of Beverly Hills; Village of Bingham Farms; Charter Township of Bloomfield; City of Birmingham Parks and Recreation; Charter Township of Brandon; City of Village of Clarkston; City of Clawson; Commerce Township; City of Farmington Hills; Groveland Township; Holly Township; Charter Township of Highland; Charter Township of Independence; City of Keego Harbor; Village of Lake Orion; City of Lathrup Village; Charter Township of Milford; Village of Milford; City of Novi; Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission; Charter Township of Orion; Village of Ortonville; Charter Township of Oxford; City of Rochester; City of Rochester Hills; Rose Township; Charter Township of Springfield; Charter Township of Waterford; West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission; Charter Township of White Lake; City of Wixom; Village of Wolverine Lake; Oakland County Organizations – Oakland County Economic Development; Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission; Oakland County Water Resources Commission; Road Commission for Oakland County; Non-Profit Conservation Organizations – Clinton River Watershed Council; Cranbrook Educational Community; Friends of the Rouge; Huron River Watershed Council; Michigan Nature Association; Blue Heron Headwaters Land Conservancy; Oakland County Conservation District; Oakland University; Royal Oak Nature Society; Six Rivers Land Conservancy, Highland Chapter; Six Rivers Land Conservancy; Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy
Contact information: Learn more about Oakland County CISMA’s Member Community Coordinator, Emily Messick, on the Our Team page.