Lake Pests


LAKE PESTS

EACH DAY, PRESSURE
MOUNTS ON THE UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS
THAT PRODUCE THE FRESH WATER VITAL TO ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON INFESTATIONS
THAT CAN HAVE A NEGATIVE EFFECT ON OUR LAKE.


Invasive aquatic vegetation degrades water quality, causing health
problems for people, loss of habitat for fish and wildlife, and a
decrease in property values. It also impacts recreational activities.
Although traditional management techniques and tools are available,
there is a pressing need to develop new strategies and refine existing
ones that can selectively control these aggressive weeds in an
environmentally compatible fashion.

Technological improvements can only be achieved through competent and
sustainable research and development (R&D) programs. In the past,
the federal government has played the prominent role in maintaining a
coalition of research scientists, natural resource agencies, academic
institutions, and private sector interests for studying and managing
nuisance aquatic and wetland
vegetation. However, significant reductions in agency funded R&D
programs have created a technological void while invasive aquatic and
riparian weeds continue to spread and cause grave environmental damage.
Invasive aquatic vegetation degrades water quality, causing health
problems for people, loss of habitat for fish and wildlife, and a
decrease in property values. It also impacts recreational activities.
Although traditional management techniques and tools are available,
there is a pressing need to develop new strategies and refine existing
ones that can selectively control these aggressive weeds in an
environmentally compatible fashion.

Technological improvements can only be achieved through competent and
sustainable research and development (R&D) programs. In the past,
the federal government has played the prominent role in maintaining a
coalition of research scientists, natural resource agencies, academic
institutions, and private sector interests for studying and managing
nuisance aquatic and wetland
vegetation. However, significant reductions in agency funded R&D
programs have created a technological void while invasive aquatic and
riparian weeds continue to spread and cause grave environmental damage.


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Michigan Sea
Grant

Sirex Wood Wasp

Aquadic Invasive Plants

Aquadic
Plants

Eurasian Milfoil

Milfoil Weevil

Purple Loosestrife

Hydrilla

Curlyleaf Pondweed

Zebra Mussels

Quagga Mussel

Asian
Carp

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