Pig Declared Invasive Species

Pig Declared Invasive Species Michigan Policy Network (blog) Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, or DNRE, has declared feral pigs to be a state invasive species. With 3000 to 5000 pigs living in more than 65 of 83 Michigan counties, these wild boars have become a problem. …

Feral Swine is New Invasive Species in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment signed an order to make feral swine and wild boar an invasive species starting July 11, 2011. These two species pose a great threat on the state’s ecosystem, agriculture, wildlife, humans and native species. The feral swines that are in Michigan escaped from hunting or breeding facilities. Since the effective date is not until next ...[Read More]