Archive for Species Specific News

SCDNR treats Waccamaw River with herbicide to manage invasive species

Herbicide treatments will be applied to portions of the Waccamaw River in order to manage water hyacinth, an invasive aquatic floating plant, until August 14. According to an SCDNR news release, the hyacinth out-competes native plants, reduces fish habitats and impedes recreational and commercial use of the river. Click on the following sentence to access […]

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Michigan offering $700K for ways to combat Asian Carp

The state of Michigan is offering $700,000 to anyone who can come up with an effective way to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Tuesday, Governor Rick Snyder announced the Invasive Carp Challenge. From now until the end of October, the state will accept written proposals.  Click on the following two links to access […]

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Massachusetts Conservationists turn to chemical in fight against invasive plant

There are parts of the Sudbury River in Framingham where the water isn’t even visible. An invasive species, known as Water Chestnuts, has completely taken over. “Invasive species are non-native and they basically out-compete the native species,” explained Rob McArthur of the Framingham Conservation Commission. “You end up losing a lot of biodiversity and your […]

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SIU Researcher Examines Asian Carp Found Beyond Barrier

An Asian Carp was caught recently in a place where it shouldn’t be – beyond an electric barrier meant to keep the invasive species out of Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes.  This one fish is getting a lot of attention. But Asian carp aren’t like most other fish. And that explains […]

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Molokai’s south shore is knee-deep in invasive algae

Residents on Molokai have long complained about the thick mats of invasive algae clogging up the south shoreline, but nobody really knew just how bad it was, said wildlife biologist Arleone Dibben-Young. Dibben-Young was among a team of scientists and volunteers who waded through more than 30 miles and 2,800 acres of shallow waters to […]

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Though beautiful, aquatic plant causing problems

If looks could kill, Lake Carl Blackwell has a big, big problem according to a member of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. Recently, the lake – located eight miles west of Stillwater – has been infested with an invasive plant known as ‘floating yellow heart.’ The area hasn’t seen the plant in 35 years […]

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Montana’s Flathead Lake Remains Pristine; But the Future is Cloudy

Flathead Lake remains one of the most pristine lakes in the country, but according to the 2017 State of the Lake report presented Wednesday night, its future is cloudy. Hosted by the Flathead Lakers nonprofit organization, experts and citizens gathered at the Glacier Camp in Lakeside to discuss obstacles and successes of the past year […]

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US Senate passes bill to force release of Asian carp report

The United States Senate Appropriation Committee has approved a funding bill for energy and water that will force the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to release a report on ways to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The Detroit News reported on July 20 that the Senate bill will force the report’s […]

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Fast-moving wetland plague caused by foreign insect now in 11 Louisiana parishes

The foreign insect decimating wetlands in the lower Mississippi River Delta has spread much wider than scientists thought. It’s now been found in at least 11 parishes on the Louisiana coast and around Lake Ponchartrain.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. A survey by the LSU AgCenter has confirmed that the Asian insect, known as […]

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Zebra mussels found in three of Missouri’s western central lakes

Zebra mussels are now in Prairie Lee, Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake. The prolific invasive species can harm boats, docks, and the aquatic ecology that supports sport fish. Boaters and anglers are asked to take steps to prevent them from spreading to other lakes. Adult zebra mussels were first found in Prairie Lee Lake. […]

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