invasive species

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Governor Rick Snyder says a new shipping lock in Joliet, Illinois is needed to stop Asian carp from making their way from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes. 

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Michigan officials say 23 projects have been awarded a combined $3.6 million in grants to battle invasive species.

Invasive Garlic Mustard -- Love It Or Leave It?

Dec 19, 2017
Rebecca Thiele / Great Lakes Today

Invasive plants and animals are an expensive problem in the United States -- federal agencies spent more than $104 million last year to control them. But a recent study on the garlic mustard plant shows that it might be better to leave some invasives alone. Our reporting partners at Great Lakes Today help us keep an eye on invasive species in our region. Rebecca Thiele from WMUK in Kalamazoo reports.

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

State officials say five ruffed grouse have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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