Our Service Area
The CAKE CISMA spans the entire geography of Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska and Emmet counties. This service area is comprised of a variety of northern Michigan habitat types, including glacially formed kettle lakes, rich wetlands, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, jack pine barrens, winding moraines, coastal fens and Great Lakes sand dunes.
This region also contains some of Michigan's best known natural features. From the Manistee River to the Straits of Mackinac, the CAKE CISMA service area includes the 75-mile-long Elk River Chain of Lakes, the Sand Lakes Quiet Area, over 150 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, and the remote, pristine Beaver Island archipelago.
With these many diverse ecosystems at stake, it is critical that the spread of invasive species is cooperatively prevented and managed within the four county area. This collaborative effort serves to promote human health, natural beauty, biodiversity and recreational opportunities in Northern Lower Michigan.