To fulfill our mission statement, we strive to create and support collaborative invasive species management among partners which include: federal and state agencies, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, and community organizations within our 5 counties. Partners show their support of the CM-CISMA by signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that they will work with us as a team to manage invasive species. Because invasive species know no boundaries, these relationships are important for effective management. Partnerships can also allow access to new sources of funding and increase implementation efficiency. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us! If you would like to see where we are headed and our upcoming goals, to see if partnering with us is for you, check out our strategic plan below and feel free to contact us with any questions you have.


Along with partners, we also strive to promote invasive species education and outreach, inventory and prevention, and control activities for organizations and private landowners. If you are a landowner in need of a resource for identifying a species and/or ways to combat those species, please contact us!

If you are interested in more information about how the Central Michigan CISMA is structured, our goals and how we plan on fulfilling those, feel free to check out our strategic plan below. 

The Steering Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month, location to be determined. Are you interested in what we've been up to? Check out our meeting minutes

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Without these organizations, we could not make the impact that we do; thank you for your support of the Central Michigan CISMA and all the work you do with invasive species in our area. 

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  • Chippewa Nature Center

  • Clare Conservation District

  • Forest Hill Nature Area/Gratiot - Isabella RESD

  • Gladwin Conservation District

  • Gladwin County Road Commission

  • Gratiot Conservation District

  • Isabella Conservation District

  • Midland County Road Commission

  • Midland Conservation District

  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

  • The Little Forks Conservancy

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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Currently the only Central Michigan CISMA staff member is the coordinator. The coordinator works to ensure that the deliverables' set for the grants are completed, educate the public through outreach and education, and oversee the organization, coordination, and communication between steering committee members, partners, and landowners.


Megan attended Saginaw Valley State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Technical Geography. Along with earning a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. She grew up in the Midland area and started her work career at the Chippewa Nature Center in 2015. She began her career creating a variety of maps for use at the Chippewa Nature Center and worked her way into the Central Michigan CISMA coordinator role. She has always had a love for nature and desire to share this love with others, while educating others on the importance of the natural world we have been given.

Contact Us! We are your invasive species HOTLINE

Megan Garrett (Rider) - Coordinator

400 S. Badour Rd.

Midland, MI 48640

989-414-2237 OR 989-631-0830


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