Michigan has been fighting invasive species for many years.
But, what is considered invasive, and what are the impacts of these species?
As an angler, when someone says “invasive species,” my thoughts go toward water-based invaders, like zebra mussels, gobies and wondering when the Asian carp is going to show up.
But there are plenty of other invasive species in the state. According to the video, an invasive can be something that lives on the land or in the water, a plant or an animal, can even be a microbe.
Invasives are not native to the state, but there are plenty of non-native species in Michigan that provide benefits. The DNR defines invasives as species that cause harm and are not native.