ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Researchers from Michigan Technological University have wrapped up their second year of work using drones to photograph native and invasive plants in the Hiawatha National...
Landowner clears out homeless camp on private land
BURLINGON, Vt. (AP) — A homeless camp on private property in Vermont has been cleared out.
Rick Davis, owner of the land, says the clear-out Tuesday was for vegetation maintenance, invasive...
Great Lakes freighters may have to treat ballast water
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than $375 billion in cargo — iron ore, coal, cement, stone, grain and more — has flowed between Great Lakes ports and foreign nations since 1959. That is when Queen...
Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs
TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — In brushy terrain where a botanical interloper evades detection by the human eye, count on Dia to sniff it out.
Dia is a spunky Labrador retriever trained to track down a...
Prohibited invasive species found in Ramsey County lake
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it has found zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.
The DNR says six zebra mussels were detected by an...
17 Texas lakes now confirmed with invasive zebra mussels
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Zebra mussels have been confirmed at two more Austin-area lakes to bring the statewide infestation to 17 Texas lakes in five river basins.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmental groups in the Great Lakes region want the 2020 presidential candidates to talk more about clean water.
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Fishermen with a net are removing thousands of Asian carp from Lake Decatur dam in central Illinois.
The Herald and Review reports that the effort began Monday, days...
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering options to deal with thousands of invasive Asian carp that are clustering near the base of the Lake Decatur...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan agencies say grants totaling $3.6 million are available to support projects intended to prevent the spread of invasive species.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Several northern Colorado communities are banding together to rid the region of American bullfrogs, an invasive species hurting the native population of northern leopard...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say evidence of an invasive clam that can out-compete native species has been found for the first time in a state waterbody.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — For the humans, some of the foliage growing among the trees in Loomis Park are invasive species that shouldn't be there.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans, and a state biologist says it's the first time this species has been found in the United...
CRYSTAL LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Crystal Lake in north-central Iowa.
The invasive species are native to eastern Europe...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A murky pond in the middle of Anchorage has some unwanted guests.
Cuddy Pond, near the city's main library, is home to dozens of goldfish, The Anchorage Daily News...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region have agreed to cooperate on enforcing invasive species laws.
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Summer talks to explore science of Lake Erie
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — Staff members of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab will be offering a series of science talks about Lake Erie over the next several weeks in Ohio.
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Charlie 5 had no plans to move that hot June morning. The 9-foot-long Burmese python was comfortably nestled in a muddy hollow, well-hidden in a thicket of saw grass and...
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — State officials plan to begin aerial treatments aimed at disrupting gypsy moth mating on more than 61,000 acres (95 square miles) in 12 Ohio counties across the...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Boaters will pay a new fee to help cover the cost of combatting invasive aquatic plants if proposed legislation becomes law.
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Fifteen Indiana counties where lakes are becoming choked with aquatic plants have landed more than $600,000 to combat the fast-growing plants.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Superior is running the only Great Lakes land-based facility that tests the success of technologies designed to prevent the spread of invasive...
WEST YANKTON, Neb. (AP) — A boat cleaning station has been installed at Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area's Weigand Marina in northern Nebraska.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Experts say 15 Texas lakes have invasive zebra mussels and boaters are urged to clean, drain and dry watercraft after use.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho inspectors have already intercepted 14 boats carrying invasive mussels into the state nearly a month into inspection season, officials said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A herd of goats has been slated to munch on weeds and other unwanted vegetation on Pittsburgh's North Side.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the goat herd from...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife managers from tribal, state and local governments are joining forces at Lake Roosevelt this week to combat the spread of northern pike.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State funding is available for local efforts to control or get rid of invasive plants in Michigan's inland lakes.
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy...
Iowa officials trying to stop spread of gypsy moths
BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials are trying to stop the spread of gypsy moths in eastern Iowa's Jackson County.
The gypsy moth is an invasive species that can cause deforestation as its...
North Dakota could soon set up invasive species program
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department could soon administer a new program to prevent the spread of invasive species in the state's lakes and waterways after a proposal to...
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park staff will be holding community meetings in Montana and Wyoming over the next couple of weeks regarding its efforts to restore...
Wyoming intercepts boat with suspected invasive mussels
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says inspectors recently found suspected invasive mussels on a boat headed through the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmentalists are honoring Mother Earth and discussing the work ahead to protect it.
North Carolina Earth Day events to demonstrate support for environmental...
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A scientist with the University of Maine says the Pine Tree State's trouble with a moth that defoliates trees and irritates people is likely to be bad this year.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A newly formed watchdog group says Montana's aquatic invasive species prevention program has serious flaws.
The Missoulian reports that Watershed Protection Advocates...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Managers of a national forest in western Wyoming propose the use of crop-dusting techniques to control an invasive species of grass.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If people in rural Michigan see smoke in the sky this spring, it won't necessarily mean there's a problem.
The state Department of Natural Resources is planning a...
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Experts in the field of invasive species are meeting in Maine to discuss ways to control unwanted pests in the state.
The Annual Meeting of the Maine Invasive Species...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has placed Stearns County under an emergency quarantine after a tree-killing insect was found in the city of Sauk...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality.
More than 100 representatives of organizations in the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's still time to stop an invasive grass that's threatening to spread in wetlands across Minnesota, according to some scientists.
Prize money being offered to thin South Fork rainbow trout
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has placed a bounty on rainbow trout in the South Fork of the Snake River in hopes of reducing the population of the invasive species. Prize money ranging from $50 to $1,000 is awarded to any angler who turns in a rainbow trout head containing a coded wire tag.
Researchers warn of economic damage from invasive mussels
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Researchers are warning that invasive mussels could cost Montana's economy more than $230 million per year in three key economic sectors: recreation, infrastructure and irrigation.
The Montana Invasive Species Council commissioned the study by the University of Montana Flathead Biological Station.
The last of a Hawaiian land snail species dies at age 14
HONOLULU (AP) — The last of a Hawaiian land snail species has died.
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says the last known Achatinella apexfulva died on New Year's Day. It was about 14 years old and named George.
In 1997, the last 10 known of its kind were brought into a laboratory at the University of Hawaii to be raised in captivity.
Grants fund projects fighting invasive species in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen projects will share $3.6 million to help battle invasive species across Michigan.
The state says the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program funding will support promising new developments to fight the pests on land and in the water.
Online tools deployed to detect Great Lakes invasive species
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A program designed to keep policymakers up to speed on threats to the Great Lakes has created online tools to support early detection of exotic species.
Blue Accounting is an initiative led by the Great Lakes Commission and The Nature Conservancy, with help from other government agencies and private organizations.
Hawaii governor backs biocontrol to fight invasive species
KAIILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has proposed building a $35 million regional biocontrol facility to research ways to control invasive species that threaten the state's economy and natural environment.
Ige advocated for a biocontrol facility while addressing the Western Governors Association at its meeting Monday on the Big Island.
Biocontrol is the practice of introducing a non-native predator to curb a destructive invasive species.