Summary of Work
Our Invasive Species program has surveyed and inventoried approximately 3,500 acres of Tribal land. The invasive species found on Tribal properties are as follows: black locust, Norway maples, autumn olive, Bell’s honeysuckle, Morrow’s honeysuckle, common buckthorn, glossy buckthorn, Japanese barberry, multiflora rose, privet, Dame’s rocket, narrow leaved cat-tail, purple loosestrife, Eurasian phragmites, reed canary grass, spotted knapweed, bull thistle, Canada thistle, yellow sweet clover, white sweet clover, and European frogbit. Phragmites and European frogbit have been identified as being two of the biggest threats to our native plants on Tribal lands. Our Natural Resources team has chemically treated phragmites on Tribal lands in Isabella, Arenac and Iosco counties. In the past, the Natural Resources team has partnered with Bay County as part of a MDNR GLRI Invasive Species Grant to treat Phragmites and our Saginaw Bay CISMA partners conducting frogbit pulls along the Saginaw Bay.