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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July in Michigan is becoming synonymous with reports of anglers landing pacus – fish with human-like teeth used for eating nuts and seeds – in the southeastern part of the state. Last month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources received three pacu reports – two from Lake St. Clair and one from the Port Huron

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Monday, August 1, 2016

Does your work take you to several outdoor sites in one day? Do you fish or hunt at different locations in the same week? If so, your actions could be considered high-risk for spreading invasive species around the state. How does it happen?

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Anglers can help fishery managers by taking yellow perch they catch this year in Lake Erie to be scanned for microchips at one of seven stations along the coast. A collaborative project among the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that its Evinrude brand, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, has launched the BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships. The two $5,000 annual fellowships support tuition for graduate students at the School of Freshwater Sciences. The

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Friday, July 8, 2016

What You Need to Know about “HABs” Harmful algal blooms have been brought into the national spotlight as large blooms have been observed in Lake Erie and elsewhere throughout the country. While much is yet to be studied, Ohio has made significant advances in understanding blooms, as well as developing best practices to

tags: Environmental Impact

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As air and water temperatures warm, New York Sea Grant is reminding people with dogs tht enjoy waterfront areas about the health risk posed by harmful algal blooms or HABs. Freshwater HABs are overgrowths of blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, that impact water quality and may produce deadly toxins. David B. MacNeill, a New

tags: Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets

Monday, May 16, 2016

Collaborative Efforts Target Unwanted Invaders Combating invasive species is complex and expensive, but these efforts are exceptionally important in protecting Michigan’s woods, water and outdoor recreation opportunities. Michigan’s Invasive Species Program Annual Report for 2015, just released, provides an overview of

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This video has great information on our great Lake Erie. Provided to us by the Lake Erie Improvement Association.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Forty-one projects to restore wetland and waterfront habitat, control aquatic invasive species and implement lake and river management plans are receiving nearly $2.4 in fiscal 2016 surface water grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Surface water management grants are submitted to DNR each year in February and

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact

Monday, April 25, 2016

In 2015 the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail in the Pere Marquette River near Baldwin, which is a popular destination for trout and salmon anglers. New Zealand mudsnails are each only about 1/8 inch long and can be difficult to see.

tags: Environmental Impact

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