Losing ash and hemlock trees to invasive bugs is sad.
Latest fish captures do not indicate reproduction.
The bill to authorize $1.5 million for an aquatic nuisance species prevention program is awaiting final approval from Gov. Doug Burgum.
The question isn’t if the spotted lanternfly will get to Michigan – it’s when.
In 2017, two silver carp were captured in the same location.
Illinois governor tells Michigan governor that the offer to support operations at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill., won’t be useful until after an upgrade there is completed in 10 years.
Spotted lanternfly, a leaf-hopper native to China and India, and Japanese chaff flower, a plant from East Asia, have been added to the state’s invasive species watch list due to the threats they pose to agriculture and the environment, the Michigan DNR said in a news release Monday, Sept. 17. Already found in Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia, spotted lanternfly is spreading through eastern…
Invasive fish found on Missouri side of Bull Shoals Lake but, “Evidence suggests this is likely an isolated incident … and no evidence of a spawning population exists at this time.”
(Penn State University photo)ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state officials are asking residents to be on the lookout for an invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly. State environmental and agricultural officials say the spotted lanternfly has the potential to harm New York’s forests and farms. The invasive pest from Asia feeds on more than 70 plant species, including maples, apple…
The invasive fish are a concern throughout the Mississippi River basin; European technology was originally designed to steer migrating salmon back into main river channels.
Bloody red shrimp have established themselves in Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)MINNEAPOLIS — An invasive species with a jarring name has turned up in Lake Superior: the bloody red shrimp. Researchers found a single specimen of the tiny shrimp in a sample collected from the Duluth-Superior harbor last summer as part…
BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana chef hopes to control invasive Asian carp by marketing them as Silverfin fish cakes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release late last week that Chef Philippe Parola’s Silverfin Group Inc. will sell the fish cakes nationally to restaurants, caterers and schools, primarily through SYSCO food distributors. Parola has…
Perhaps nowhere is the phrase “looks can be deceiving” more appropriate than when applied to the mute swan. Yes, they are beautiful. But they are much different than the trumpeter swan, despite the physical similarities. The non-native, invasive species displace native wildlife species, degrade water quality, destroy submerged aquatic vegetation, are troublesome in the area of airports, and can even be aggressive toward humans. Yes,…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has banned the sale of more than three dozen invasive plant species under new rules that took effect Sunday. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state now prohibits the sale of destructive species including certain types of honeysuckles, autumn olive shrubs and Bradford pear trees. Officials say the plants can spread aggressively and choke out others…
Contest has drawn 353 entries from 27 countries.
The disease reportedly won’t harm other fish because it specifically targets carp.
Starry stonewort forms dense surface mats in lakes.SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — The Finger Lakes are getting almost $900,000 in federal funding to help battle invasive species. Sen. Charles Schumer says the Environmental Protection Agency is awarding almost $600,000 to the Finger Lakes Institute to help control a recently discovered hydrilla infestation in Cayuga Lake. The fast-growing aquatic weed can make…
This invasive species is spreading quickly, and without much hope of stopping its reach.
After organized search of nearly 180 lakes in 20 counties by 200 trained volunteers, invasive algae found in Grand Lake in Stearns County.
Zebra mussels were confirmed in river reservoir last year.
(New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Facebook photo)For the third year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is turning to goats in the battle against invasive species on Long Island, the agency said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The Underhill Preserve, located in Jericho, Nassau County, will host 12 goats enclosed on six acres…
The Minnesota Legislature granted the agency the authority to use tagging as a research tool. Legislative approval was needed because the agency is putting an invasive species back into the water for a period of weeks.
The corps says the report involving Illinois’ Brandon Road Lock and Dam will be made public Aug. 7.
Michigan’s Invasive Carp Challenge now accepting proposals.
The installations are the beginning of the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association’s multi-year plan to wipe out the plants.
Perhaps the best tactic for defeating an invasive species is to market them as edible and encourage people to catch and eat as many as possible.