Archive for Species Specific News

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to talk hydrilla at upstate New York lake board meeting

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to attend the village of Aurora’s board meeting Wednesday night to answer questions about their attempt to reduce hydrilla on Cayuga Lake. The Army’s Buffalo district has agreed to fund, manage and monitor this year’s treatment of the approximately 27 acres of the invasive species found off […]

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Asian Black Carp Found In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the recent discovery of black carp near Peoria, approximately 100 miles upstream from where the species has been found before. Black carp, one of four species of Asian carp, has a low population in Illinois compared with the massive number of the invasive silver and bighead carp. […]

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Biologists see invasive water plant receding

An invasive Eurasian watermilfoil is receding from some Kosciusko County lakes in Indiana. Eurasion watermilfoil, or EWM, is present in most Indiana lakes, and grows so densely that it creates a problem for boating and fishing, outcompeting the native aquatic plant species, a statement from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.  So, this is […]

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Over 70,000 pounds of Asian carp removed from Illinois River

Over the past three weeks, contracted commercial fishermen have caught and removed over 70,000 pounds of Asian carp from parts of the Illinois River. These fishermen are contracted through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. They used a series of hoop nets in the Starved Rock and Marseilles Pools of the Illinois River in response […]

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Texas’ Canyon Lake infested with invasive Zebra Mussels

Invasive ‘zebra mussels’ have been positively identified in Canyon Lake in part of what Texas Parks and Wildlife officials said is the state’s southernmost affected lake: the Guadalupe River Basin. According to a release from TPWD,  Zebra Mussels originated in Eurasia and reproduce at a rapid pace. The invasive species can have serious economic, environmental and recreational […]

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New Asian carp in Illinois River prompts concern about native wildlife

There’s a new carp in town. A black carp was caught in April in the Illinois River south of Peoria, more than 100 miles farther north that the species has ever been recorded, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. While the numbers of black carp remain very low — only a few dozen […]

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Frogbit – Removing invasive species from West Michigan

The Michigan Wildlife Council is dedicated to raising public awareness about wildlife and wildlife conservation, and that includes the removal of invasive species. When people think of invasive species, most of the time people think of animals that don’t originate from the United States. However invasive species come in many different forms, including plants. Drew […]

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