STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS New test results show no DNA evidence of Asian carp
There was a glimmer of good news in the battle against Asian carp this morning when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced results from new DNA analyses of water samples from the Miss... Posted on 4/4/13 at 10:59 AM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Disease-causing snails found downstream of Lake Winnie
Faucet snails, which have been linked to waterfowl deaths at Lake Winnibigoshish, have been found in the Mississippi River downstream of Lake Winnibigoshish, according to the Minnesota Department of ... Posted on 9/27/10 at 3:31 PM
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the Pelican River Watershed District and the Lake Detroiters Association will host the Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit on Saturday,
January 14, 2012.
Minnesota policymakers want to quickly launch a long-discussed war on plants and animals invading the state.
Asian carp, including ones that jump out of the water and hit boaters, are the most publicized invasive species.
While those carp have not arrived in Minnesota, much smaller zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas and the Eurasian watermilfoil plant already are common in areas.
As Minnesotans deck their halls this holiday season, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is asking them to watch for Oriental bittersweet – an invasive imposter easily mistaken for a common decorative holiday vine called American bittersweet.
From the thistle, clover and dandelions that invade our pristinely green residential lawns, to the curly leaf pondweed, Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels that clog up area lakes and rivers, invasive species are a recurring nuisance in many ways.
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