The Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska and Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area was established in 2015 as a joint effort between local conservation districts and various non-profits. Our mission is to to protect the natural resources, economy, and human health in Northern Lower Michigan through collaborative outreach and management of invasive species.

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What we do

The CAKE CISMA serves our community through two main areas of focus:


Engagement and Education

Either through events, individual discussions, or an integrated workshop, the CAKE CISMA coordinator is excited to empower you to be part of effective conservation. Topics can include training volunteers or interested individuals in plant identification and explaining recommended management styles for different species. ​

Invasive Species Management


The field crew works to manage invasive species through surveys, treatments, and monitoring. In addition to assisting partnering organizations, CAKE offers a cost sharing program for private landowners who are interested in removing priority species from their property.