Watch list species pose a possible or immediate threat to Michigan's natural resources. These species have not been found alive in the wild, or have limited distribution, but have the potential to cause significant damage to our environment, economy and public health. As of 2020, the Michigan Invasive Species Program has identified 31 species of plants, animals, and diseases considered "high priority" for monitoring and treatment. Early detection and response is crucial for limiting the potential for harm from watch list species. Do your part to reduce the impacts of invasive by learning to identify watch list species and by reporting them immediately. For a full guide on watch list species, go to Michigan Invasive Species Website and learn how to identify potential threats, and contact the appropriate representative. More questions? Email us at email@example.com for additional help.