Archive for Species Specific News

Federal appropriators target La. wetland damage in USDA bill

An invasive insect that has wiped out more than 200,000 acres of roseau cane in Louisiana’s wetlands has drawn the attention of U.S. congressional appropriators. The fiscal 2018 spending bill for the Department of Agriculture includes a provision, offered by Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy, that would direct federal agencies to devise a plan for […]

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Stabenow Pleased with Language to Release of Asian Carp Study

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, Thursday applauded news that the Senate Appropriations Committee included language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a critical study to stop Asian carp within thirty days of the bill’s enactment. The study, […]

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Invasive crayfish being trapped, but may be in Michigan to stay

Walking in his backyard before sunset last week, Tim Delaney spotted a red crayfish with its claws in the air where he was about to step. He took a picture and let it go, having no idea what kind it was, but he was curious because of the red color, he said. Inside his house, […]

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges boaters to be cautious about mussels

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports success with its program aimed at keeping quagga and zebra mussels out of the state, but waters in several surrounding states are infested with mussels, causing a potential problem for Colorado. But this spring, boats brought into Colorado from Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas and Utah were found to be […]

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Invasive red swamp crayfish found in two locations in Michigan

Invasive red swamp crayfish have been found in two Michigan locations, prompting an alert from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. They were found in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo County), and in a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi (Oakland County).   Click on the following quote to access the full story. “Eradicating red swamp […]

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Eurasian watermilfoil found in Minnesota’s Lake Victoria

Douglas County is home to more than 300 lakes and only a handful of aquatic invasive species including zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil. And despite efforts in eradicating the watermilfoil, it was recently found again; this time in Lake Victoria.  Click on the following two sentences to access the full story. Eurasian watermilfoil can form […]

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Illinois’ Asian Carp population half what is was a decade ago

The state of Illinois has done a great job of fishing the Asian Carp population down. But wildlife managers in the state say what they really need is a good carp fish sandwich to clear out the invasive fish from Illinois’ rivers. In the upper Illinois River, Asian Carp are becoming harder and harder to […]

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Zebra Mussels Found on Boat Destined for Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake

For the second consecutive year, Deep Creek Lake State Park launch stewards successfully interdicted zebra mussels – an aquatic invasive species of shellfish – before they entered Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County. On the evening of July 9, a launch steward was conducting a standard and voluntary inspection of an inboard ski boat when he came […]

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Invasive seaweed alters marine habitat in Maine

A research team from the University of New Hampshire is studying the alarming spread of invasive seaweed in the Gulf of Maine. In new research published in the Journal of Ecology, the scientists say up to 90 percent of the ocean floor in areas of coastal New Hampshire and southern Maine are covered by a […]

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Minnesota DNR discovers zebra mussels in Lake Edward and Mahnomen pit lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed zebra mussels were found in Lake Edward and the Mahnomen Mine Pit No. 1 in Crow Wing County. A DNR invasive species specialist confirmed an adult zebra mussel in the beach area of a Lake Edward resort north of Merrifield. The DNR confirmed a second zebra mussel about […]

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