Governor Rick Snyder has signed the final bill in the state’s 55 (b) billion dollar budget for the coming fiscal year.
The Department of Natural Resources says some asian carp can look similar to common bait used in Michigan.
It’s been long known that invasives pose a threat to the Great Lakes. Continue reading
African Oxygen Weed. Photo Courtesy of Rohan Wells NIWA Bugwood.org
A new website has been created to inform the public about invasive species work being done by the state. Continue reading
Bay County received a $350,000 grant to battle the invasive species Phragmites in the Saginaw Bay.
The grant will be used for a 2-year project to control and remove the invasives, and educate the community on the species. Continue reading
Lake Superior State University environmental science professor Dr. Megan Kelly poses with a sample of Didymosphenia geminate, commonly known as “didymo” or “rock snot.” Photo courtesy of LSSU.
Instructors and students at Lake Superior State University are planning to studying a new invasive species. One that settled right in a nearby river.
Didymo, or rock snot was found in the St. Mary’s River a few weeks ago. Continue reading
Invasive sea lampreys
Organizations that want to battle invasive species in Michigan can get information on possible funding at a workshop scheduled this month in Mackinaw City.
Volunteers are needed for a series of hunts in northwest lower Michigan, that are meant to curb the spread of an invasive plant species.
The volunteer hunters will be searching for Garlic Mustard. A species that can quickly crowd out native plants. Continue reading
April is “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness” month.As warmer weather returns to Michigan, so do many invasive species that munch away at the state’s agriculture products.
Photo courtesy of the Michigan DNR.
Spring time used to be prime time for “smelting” in Michigan, but that’s not the case in the last couple of decades.
Anyone who fishes the Great Lakes are probably familiar with pesky aquatic invasive species, things like sea lamprey and certain gobies.
Now, officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they are granting $9.7 million to build a new invasive species laboratory in Presque Isle county.
The construction contract has been awarded to an Alpena county company, Crittenden. The work there will focus on how to repel and remove invasives from the Great Lakes. Continue reading
CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.
According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.
Above is a screenshot of the app being used on a mobile device.
The earlier the better seems to be the case when it comes to the detection of invasive species in Michigan.
CMU is a recognized leader when it comes to Great Lakes research.
With the addition of seven new plants and animals, Michigan now bans 40 non-native species. That means they cannot be possessed or transported in Michigan or the rest of the Great Lakes region.
Wildlife officials are working to combat invasive species and aquatic wildlife diseases that can be a threat to Michigan waters.
A workshop in Clare is intended to help to keep potential invaders at bay, by training people who handle bait fish. Continue reading
Garlic and mustard may sound good as summer fixings, but the garlic mustard plant is an invasive species that’s begun to crowd out native plants.
The National Park Service says Europeans probably brought garlic mustard to the US in the 1800’s. Continue reading
Federal wildlife officials will be applying a series of sea lamprey treatments to the Chippewa and Pine rivers in central Michigan over the next week.
Swine species native far from Michigan, or the US for that matter, may be threatening Michigan life and resources.
This year’s colder-than-normal winter could be good for nature lovers, and bad for some of Michigan’s invasive species.
Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter
It’s a bird, it’s a plane; no, it’s a helicopter. An unmanned helicopter has found its way to CMU this week and it’s not an ordinary type of helicopter.