DNR: Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Medicine Lake"After at least six years of reports of zebra mussels on Medicine Lake that turned out to be negative, it’s disappointing to make this confirmation."
Mississippi River Dam Operations Changed To Deter Invasive FishThe Army Corps of Engineers has tweaked how it runs Lock and Dam 8 on the Mississippi River in Genoa, Wisconsin, in hopes of impeding the spread upriver of invasive Asian carp.
DNR: Entire Minnesota River Added To Infested Waters ListThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now says the entire Minnesota River has been added to the Infested Waters List.
Annandale Bands Together To Stave Off Zebra Mussel InvasionUsing snorkels and scuba gear, groups are scouring the shallows and the deeper water at Cedar Lake.
North Dakota Protest Areas To Be Monitored For Invasive SpeciesNorth Dakota's Agriculture Department is encouraging people to be aware of the threat of invasive plant pests and diseases, especially after the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
DNR: Invasive Silver Carp Captured In St. Croix RiverThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have confirmed the first capture of an invasive silver carp on the St. Croix River.
Invasive Starry Stonewort Spreading Across USAn aquatic weed is creeping across the Great Lakes region that grows really fast and is very hard to kill.
Aquatic Invasive Species Research Lab Unveiled At 'U'Invasive species in Minnesota's lakes is a growing problem. And now researchers at the University of Minnesota have a better way to help combat that problem.
EPA OKs 'Sex Lure' To Trap Invasive Sea LampreysFor the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a synthetic sexual lure to help capture sea lampreys in the Great Lakes. Lampreys are eel-like creatures that invaded the lakes in the last century and severely depleted populations of trout and other native fish.
Asian Carp Could Make Up One-Third Of Lake Erie's Fish WeightA scientific report says if Asian carp become established in Lake Erie, they eventually could make up about one-third of the lake's combined fish weight and cause drop-offs in other fish species.
Crews Find Asian Carp Creeping Closer To Lake MichiganFederal crews have discovered two Asian carp in the Illinois River, 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than where others of that size previously were seen.
Despite Treatment, Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Christmas LakeOnce again, though the Department of Natural Resources reported aggressive treatment, zebra mussels continue their stubborn residence in Christmas Lake. The DNR said that 16 zebra mussels were confirmed in the Shorewood lake across a wide area.
MDA: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Wash. Co.Washington County has become the 11th Minnesota county to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the invasive species was found in a survey trap at MnDOT's St. Croix Rest Area on Interstate 94.
Officials Say Sea Lamprey Numbers Down Across Great LakesPopulations of invasive, fish-killing sea lampreys have fallen to their lowest point in decades across the Great Lakes, showing that control measures costing millions of dollars a year are paying off, officials said Wednesday. Lamprey numbers have reached a 30-year low in Lake Huron and a 20-year low in Lake Michigan, according to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, a U.S.-Canadian organization. Numbers also are down significantly in the other lakes.
DNR Aims For Weekend With Zero Invasive Species ViolationsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding its annual "Think Zero" weekend to raise awareness of aquatic invasive species. The campaign aims to reduce the spread of invasive species via a weekend with zero violations.