Archive for Species Specific News

New Invasive species making a home in Adirondacks, Lake George areas

“Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is a small invasive forest pest that feeds on Hemlock Trees,” said Jim Esden, Forester, Department of Forest Parks and Recreation. Hemlock Wooly Adelgid also known as HWA. The starch from Hemlock trees provides the pest with a food source. The HWA has an Asian origin and first arrived in the United […]

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Weed wars in Vermont’s Lake St. Catherine

The Lake St. Catherine Association is working to make the Little Lake deeper and less weedy. The organization recently received a $17,960 grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to fund Eurasian milfoil harvesting operations on the Little Lake — the southern spur of Lake St. Catherine. The group has already purchased a $40,000 […]

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Minnesota DNR Tagging Invasive Carp

The Minnesota Legislature has given the DNR the authority to use new research tool The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has captured a bighead carp and, for the first time in the state, tagged it to learn more about invasive carp. After a period of acoustic telemetry tracking to learn more about its range and […]

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Fearing Mussels, Irrigator Bars Boats from Medicine Hat’s Grassy Lake

Grassy Lake does not, repeat not, have zebra mussels, and the recent closure of a boat launch there is meant to keep it that way, officials with the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District said Thursday. The rumour, spread throughout fishing circles of an alleged infestation began in late July when signs went up and the […]

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Stewards Intercept Hydrilla at Upper Saranac Lake

Boat stewards intercepted a boat last weekend with a fast growing aquatic invasive species and prevented its incursion into an Adirondack lake. Two watercraft inspectors at the Saranac Inn State Boat Launch detected and removed hydrilla from a boat before it entered Upper Saranac Lake.  Referred to as Eurasion water milfoil on steroids, a multi-million […]

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Invasive bloody red shrimp’s impact on ecosystem unknown

Eric Geisthardt reached into a bucket of Lake Michigan fish and picked out a 7-inch-long rainbow smelt. “This (fish) should’ve been in 300 feet of water,” said Geisthardt, a graduate student at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. “Very interesting to consider what it was doing close to shore instead.” The fish was captured on a September 2016 fisheries […]

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Invasive Cane Continues to Plague Land on Creeks in Texas

Two years have passed since the attempt to eradicate Arundo donax began and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) continues to try to get landowners involved. Arundo, also known as giant river cane, is an invasive plant that can grow up to 30 feet tall, take up a lot of space, use a massive […]

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Canadian MP takes on invasive mussels

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold has been an active proponent of aquatic and invasive species initiatives in his constituency’s lakes over the past decade. While those initiatives have proven successful for reviving rainbow trout populations and salmon spawning habitat, Arnold has now turned his sights on better prevention strategies to stop zebra and quagga mussels […]

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