Invasive Phragmites on the island 2014

The St. James and Peaine Townships Terrestrial Invasive Species (TIS) Program is part of a community effort to curb and/or eradicate invasive species spread in the Beaver Island Archipelago while promoting the knowledge, awareness and protection of threatened & endangered species. This program is the first of its kind on the island and is intended to lay the groundwork for more extensive invasive species efforts with the assistance of the TIS Administrator, the TIS Advisory Council, along with the community and all groups currently working throughout the islands. Together we can accomplish our goals of keeping our islands environmentally healthy, full of native biodiversity and purely beautiful! 




Terrestrial Invasive Species Advisory Council

TIS Administrator:

Shelby Harris
(231) 330-0422
Office Location: St. James Twp Government Center
Office Hours: By Appointment

 

St. James Township Supervisor:

Kathleen (Kitty) McNamara
(231) 448-2014

 

Peaine Township Supervisor:

Doug Tilly
(231) 448-2389

 

St. James Township Community Representatives:

Cynthia Pryor
(906) 360-2414

Peaine Township Community Representatives:

Krys Lyle
(231) 649-1625
Island Species Specialists:  

Beth & Edwin Leuck
(231) 448-2196
bleuck@gmail.com
edwinleuck@gmail.com 




Previous Surveys of the Islands

 

2017, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI)
Natural Community Surveys of Beaver Island Archipelago: Natural Communities of BI Archipelago 2017

2017, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Wildlife Division
Management Plan for State-owned Lands on Northern Lake Michigan Islands: 2017 Island Management Plan

2017, CAKE-CISMA (Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, Emmett – Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)
Invasive Plant Species Survey Field Maps, Beaver Island: https://www.beaverislandassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017_InvasivesData-BeaverIsland.pdf

2016, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNIF)
Natural Community Surveys of Beaver Island: Beaver Island Natural Communities Survey

2011-2016, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI)
Natural Community, Rare Species and Invasive Plant Surveys of Garden and High Island: MNFI Final Report.pdf

2013-2014, The Nature Conservancy Beaver Island Invasive Species Initiative: BI Invasive Species Initiative

2012, MNFI and Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (LTBB)
High Island Rare Species and Invasive Plant Survey: MNFI High Island Report.pdf

2006, CMU Biological Station Study
Beaver Island Recreation Resource Project; Ecological Evaluation of Publicly Accessible Wetlands of Interest on BI, Michigan: BIPOA Wetland Study

2003, CMU Biological Station Study
Beaver Island Recreation Resource Project; Ecological Evaluation of State-Owned Shoreline Tracts on BI, Michigan: BIPOA Shoreline Study,pdf

1993, Michigan Natural Features Inventory Biodiversity of Michigan’s Great Lakes Islands: MNFI Report 1993














Collaborators

We would like to thank all of our collaborators, community workers and volunteers who have helped and worked so hard in the immense and on-going challenge of keeping our islands healthy, explored and protected. This job would not be possible without you and our continued devotion to the native biodiversity our islands have to offer.

 

Beaver Island Association
MNFI (Michigan Natural Features Inventory)
MDNR (Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
NLMIC (Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative)
Little Traverse Conservancy
LTBB of Odawa Indians (Little Traverse Bay Band)
GTB of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Grand Traverse Band)
CAKE-CISMA (Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, Emmett - Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas)
EGLE (Environment, Great Lakes & Energy, (formally DEQ))
MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network)
CMU (Central Michigan University)
MSU (Michigan State University)
The Nature Conservancy
GLIA (Great Lakes Island Alliance)
NFWF (National Fish & Wildlife Foundation)
NRESC (Natural Resources & Eco-tourism Steering Committee)
Charlevoix Conservation District
Great Lakes Commission
St. James Township
Peaine Township
Beaver Island Community










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