Archive for Species Specific News

New York waters face real threat in Asian Carp

Different species bring different threats, especially in the Great Lakes where food supplies and sheer volume present big problems Now I realize that the regular firearms hunting season for deer and bear opened yesterday all across the Finger Lakes region. And I also understand that, to many hunters and outdoors people, there is nothing, and […]

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Kentucky Officials Search For Solutions To Asian Carp Infestation

Kentucky wildlife officials say the state needs to combat Asian carp, an invasive species that is disturbing the ecosystem in Kentucky’s western lakes. According to the National Parks Service, Asian carp were introducedto U.S. fish farms in the 1970s to control weed and parasite growth and eventually escaped into the Mississippi River. Since then, the quick-breeding […]

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Giant salvinia now infests Texas’ Lake Fork Reservoir

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed the presence of giant salvinia at three locations on Lake Fork.  It’s the largest total infestation ever found on the lake, the TPWD reports. Giant salvinia is an invasive species that poses an ecological threat to local waterways.  Click on the following sentence to access the full […]

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Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA in Arkansas

Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on Arkansas’s door for years. Giant salvinia, an invasive species of plant, was discovered last week on Smith Park Lake in Miller County, and biologists are scrambling into action.  […]

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Bi-National Trout Unlimited Team Study Focusing on Didymo Alga

Trout Unlimited Canada and USA have formed a partnership to create a project to better study the microscopic alga, didymo. The Discovering Didymo Distribution project has launched once again this year and is asking volunteers from across the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, all the way to North Carolina and the southern […]

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AIS Sampling Ends for the Season in Montana – No Mussels Detected

In a quaint little valley just northwest of Missoula lies Seeley Lake.  Like many communities across Montana, Seeley Lake relies on the resources for different recreation opportunities and residents are concerned about the impacts of invasive mussels.  With snow coming early this year, the 2017 aquatic invasive species sampling wrapped up at the end of October. […]

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Fishermen Cast Their Nets for Asian Carp on Illinois River

Fishermen in Peoria are sending their nets out into the Illinois River with hopes of catching Asian carp. Orion Briney has spent more than 35 years as a commercial fisherman and he tells the (Peoria) Journal Star that he has an advantage when the water is cold. He says the low temperatures slow down the carp, which […]

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‘Super Invader’ Tree hits South, but Flea Beetle may be the Hero

The tallow tree, a “super invader” with toxic leaves and no natural enemies in North America, is conquering the South. Overtaking forests from Texas to Florida, tallows grow three times faster than most native hardwoods, and each one casts off 100,000 seeds a year. Controlled burns haven’t stopped their spread, nor have herbicide sprays from […]

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Vancouver Suburb asks for help Fighting Invasive Aquatic Plant

A letter to the provincial government will likely be the next step in Richmond’s efforts to eradicate an aquatic plant that has invaded a waterway in Steveston and threatens a nearby wetland. The staff recommendation to send the letter requesting that the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations get involved immediately and allocate […]

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