Tag Archives: Invasive Species

Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

Great Lake states and the federal government continue to devote money and brainpower to stopping a potential Great Lakes ecological disaster Source: Invasive Asian carp less than 50 miles from Lake Michigan

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U.S. House measure supports shippers on ballast water dumping

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would open the door to more … Continue reading

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Sea lamprey abundance dropping in the Great Lakes

By Howard Meyerson Sea lamprey numbers are dropping steadily in the Great Lakes, but nowhere more so than lakes Huron and Michigan where 20-year and 30-year lows are reported respectively. The joint U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes Fishery Commission recently … Continue reading

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Scientists: Invasive snail more prevalent than thought, poses grave danger to waterfowl

  By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Scientists studying the health of Great Lakes coastal wetlands report that faucet snails have been found in many more waters than anticipated. The invasive snail, native to Europe, poses a threat to … Continue reading

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Anglers, boaters encouraged to fight invasives

By Howard Meyerson Hose them down! That’s the message Huron-Manistee National Forest staffers hope anglers and boaters will take away from demonstration projects planned this summer at boat launches on Houghton Lake, the Muskegon River and Manistee County waters. That’s … Continue reading

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Toxic Hogweed: State looking for giant poisonous plants

By Howard Meyerson Giant hogweed, an illegal and toxic non-native plant has been known to give state and federal officials heartburn now and then. But homeowners, hunters and hikers who may stumble upon it are being advised to report it … Continue reading

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Tracking Invasives on the Net

A new cyber strategy is being employed to combat the spread of invasive species in the Great Lakes region – using a web crawler to search the Internet for outlets that are selling invasive fish, plants and other species. The … Continue reading

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Wild Swine, the DNR and a Solution

Much has been said about Michigan’s feral swine problem in recent weeks, particularly now that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is enforcing a ban on those species that are considered an invasive species. Angry pig-hunt farm operators have alleged … Continue reading

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