Category Archives: Invasive Species

Groups raise alarms, but Illinois DNR downplays development

By Lee Bergquist of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 19, 2013 Environmental groups expressed alarm on Monday after detailing new evidence in Illinois that spawning Asian carp have been found nearly 100 miles upstream from their previous spawning sites. The … Continue reading

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Upgraded electronic barrier on Chicago canal is part of project

$51.2 million federal plan offered to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel July 24, 2013 President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled the federal government’s latest efforts on Wednesday to protect the Great Lakes from … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Governors Unite To Protect Great Lakes

Posted on June 3, 2013 by greatlakesoutdoors This past weekend, I joined several business, conservation, and industry leaders at the Great Lakes Governors summit on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Our setting was the historic Grand Hotel which provided a fresh venue … Continue reading

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Asian carp pose bigger threat than previously assumed

 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013) The reproductive habits of the Asian carp, which is invading Midwestern waterways, are more adaptable than researchers had assumed, new research finds. “We need to recognize that these species have greater flexibility … than perhaps we … Continue reading

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Milwaukee aldermen urge separation of Chicago River, Mississippi basin

  December 18, 2012     The Milwaukee Common Council has had enough of the Chicago River and the threat it poses to all of the Great Lakes. The council passed a unanimous resolution Tuesday that calls for separating the Chicago River … Continue reading

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