In partnership with the Hiawatha National Forest, National Park Service and Marquette County Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy continued efforts in the Central Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area (CUPCWMA) to restore and protect Great Lakes shoreline and upland habitats by removing invasive plants and providing education to the general public. Educational workshops for members, outdoor groups, and private landowners provided assistance and expertise regarding invasive species management (e.g. control methods, introduction prevention measures, native plant restoration tools, standardized data collection) activities. On-the-ground invasive plant removal efforts included surveys, monitoring, and volunteer workdays on targeted sites within the four-county region based on scientific and social research.
Nature Conservancy, private, and state lands in Marquette, Alger, Delta, and Schoolcraft counties in Michigan. Federal lands include Hiawatha National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Seney National Wildlife Refuge