North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) was formed in 2015 with a grant from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). NCCISMA covers the six counties of Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford. The organization partners with government agencies, conservation districts, businesses, non-profits, and concerned citizens in order to share resources and expertise to effectively manage invasive species. NCCISMA and its partners are committed to managing invasive species in northern Michigan through education, prevention, control, and restoration. This includes removing hurdles that discourage private property owners from treating invasive species on their own property. NCCISMA will provide assistance in identifying invasive species and guidance on how to treat them. To empower people to control invasive species, NCCISMA offers hands on training and workshops. NCCISMA is also involved in habitat restoration work on public sites where invasive species have been treated.