One way the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) leads aquatic invasive species (AIS) detection and monitoring efforts is through the Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC). This network of community groups and citizens is a vital source of information for the Commonwealth. CZM trains interested groups to use a standardized monitoring protocol, and helps coordinate the groups as part of MIMIC. The data and information collected by MIMIC are stored in the Massachusetts Ocean Resources Information System (MORIS). You can get involved with one of the groups listed below, or you can contact us for more information.

MIMIC groups include:

Freshwater Monitoring

Although CZM's efforts are focused on marine species, one of our partners, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, leads a freshwater plant monitoring program through the Lakes and Ponds Program.

Other AIS monitoring resources include: