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Wisconsin town moves forward with invasive species grant application

The town of Newbold, like many communities in the Northwoods, have been looking for techniques to help with the elimination of both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. In efforts to preserve both the town’s land and water resources, Newbold voted at their Aug. 31 town board meeting to continue the progress in filing a grant […]

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Lake Erie Charter Boat Association officers not just fishing

It’s not at all unusual to see Lake Erie Charter Boat Association President Paul Pacholski and/or Vice president Dave Spangler at scientific meetings, conferences, guest lectures or media events on Lake Erie algae, water quality, agriculture, tourism or other topics. In fact, LECBA Vice President, Captain Dave Spangler, presented at or attended over 30 such […]

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Montana’s Canyon Ferry Lake offers watercraft inspections

While visiting Canyon Ferry Lake, visitors had the chance to use multiple watercraft decontamination locations to clean, drain, and dry their watercraft. In 2016, Tiber Reservoir’s water samples tested positive for invasive mussel larvae. The samples from Canyon Ferry lake came back suspect. Fish, Wildlife and Parks is making an effort to ensure watercraft owners […]

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Keys to understanding and controlling invasive species

Simply hearing the term invasive species is enough to make just about anyone cringe. They are found on both land and in water, not necessarily welcome in either place. What is an invasive species, how do they get here, and how can you control them? This article will help you to understand the basics of […]

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North Dakota projects seen as threat to Lake Winnipeg

New Democrats have accused the federal and provincial governments of standing idly by while North Dakota threatens the beleaguered health of Lake Winnipeg, an accusation adamantly denied by both governments. NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie told a news conference Thursday that North Dakota already has two projects underway to divert Missouri […]

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How ‘jelly-white blobs’ and other species invaded California’s waters

It was early morning at the Peter’s Landing Marina in Huntington Beach. Walking among the boaters was marine biologist Andy Chang. He’d only been there a little while, but he’d already found something interesting. He pointed to the harbor wall — a gray concrete slab across from the boat docks. “First thing I saw when […]

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Lake Superior No Longer Clearest Great Lake

In a startling turn-about, Lake Superior has lost its championship title as the clearest of the Great Lakes. Lake Huron — now in 1st place — and Lake Michigan in the 2nd spot have bumped Superior down to 3rd place, a new study of water clarity in the Upper Great Lakes shows. Lakes Erie and Ontario trail […]

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Officials and Upstate New York Community to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

Invasive species of plants and animals are a threat to local ecologies and economies. Dozens of area residents gathered Saturday at Caroga Town Hall for an informational meeting on controlling aquatic invasive species in Fulton County. According to a release from the town of Caroga, the meeting was held to discuss efforts to control the […]

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California’s Lake County considers boat ramp gates

To enhance boat ramps on Clear Lake as part of an invasive species prevention program may cost more than the county anticipated. The county has been criticized for the current program, which relies on an honor system. Although boaters are required to obtain a sticker verifying their vessels are free of quagga mussels, in most […]

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