Archive for Species Specific News

Battle to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes expands to Erie tributaries

Chicago remains ground zero for efforts to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. But federal and state agencies also are concentrating efforts to block potential connections between the Mississippi River watershed, where the carp are plentiful, and the Great Lakes.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. That includes at […]

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Concerns about Milfoil Nets Idaho Agency Extra Cash for County Invasive Species Program

The Invasive Species Program, requiring sportsmen to register their boats and to purchase stickers, brought in $205,000 to the Fremont County Weed Department’s coffers. That was a significant increase over the $120,000 the department received last year. The money helps cover Weed Department salaries and other expenses resulting from the boat inspections, said Fremont County […]

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Invasive Milfoil Found in Vermont’s Lake Salem

Nonnative Eurasian Water Milfoil has been found in Lake Salem in an area west of the boat access and east of the mouth of the Clyde River. Incoming boaters are advised to avoid the invasive area. Signage was placed at the access and silver buoys were put around the patch for further protection from the […]

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South Central New York Community Lake Finally is Weed and Snakehead-Free

Ridgebury Lake residents, who suffered through eight summers of a weed-choked lake caused by a DEC snakehead-eradication effort, are wrapping up their first season of a weed-free lake since 2008. For those eight summers, starting in 2009, the weeds on the lake in the Town of Wawayanda were so thick, boaters could barely get their […]

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Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Found in California’s Carmel River – Residents and Visitors Urged to Help Prevent Further Spread

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in Monterey County’s Carmel River. The highly invasive, nonnative snails have been detected by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District at multiple locations in the lower river, including near the Highway 1 crossing, the Valley Greens Drive bridge, and […]

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Northeast and Southeast States are Dealing with Hydrilla

While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed a patch of hydrilla found off the Aurora, New York shoreline this summer, new plants have been discovered at the southern end of the lake.  About 20 plants were spotted in September along Stewart Park in Ithaca, and two more locations were discovered in early October along […]

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Preventing the Spread of Zebra and Quagga Mussels in BC Lakes

The Coastal Invasive Species Committee is sending out a warning about Zebra and Quagga Mussels. Don Hare says they are one of the most destructive invasive species. He says there’s a huge effort provincially to keep them out of British Columbia. “So these are the [species] that attach themselves to the boats and get transferred […]

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Lampreys Wreaking Havoc In Local Waters

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan says that the sea lamprey population is increasing in the St. Clair River and Lake Erie. However, Doctor Marc Gaden, Communications Director, says more aggressive preventative measures and controls are being introduced to prevent significant damage to fish stocks by the destructive predator. The commission believes […]

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They have Claws and a Virus – these Exotic Frogs had to Go

This is no innocent frog. The frog, known as the African clawed frog (yes, it has claws) is predatory, invasive, reproduces quickly and tested positive for a virus. And a whole bunch of them had settled into a stormwater pond system near Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. The city of Lacey, which updated Lacey City […]

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K-9 Inspectors Find No Invasive Mussels in Montana Reservoirs

A state inspection team found no quagga or zebra mussels at Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs this week in their last checks of the year for the aquatic invasive species. A team of mussel-sniffing dogs from Canada found no evidence of the adult mussels, which have become a big and expensive problem in the Great […]

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