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  • Jul 22

    High Water on the Great Lakes: Options for Shore Protection and Stabilization

    July 22, 2020 6:00PM – 7:00PM

    Webinar will discuss options for shore protection/stabilization with expected erosion.

  • Oct 8

    Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

    October 8, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM

    Understanding the state’s water resources is important for elected and appointed officials and their staff when making sound water management decisions.

  • Mobile Boat Wash

    The Mobile Boat Wash program provides a trailer-mounted washing unit, two staff who operate the unit and talk with boaters and educational materials on aquatic invasive species prevention.

  • Life of the Straits: Les Cheneaux

    Published on July 30, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to visit the mystical land of Narnia? Well you’re in luck, because in this edition of Life of the Straits we explore the Les Cheneaux area home to a number of amazing features including an area locals call Narnia.

  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Island

    Published on August 13, 2020

    Mackinac Island is the most popular tourist destination in Michigan with more than 1 million visitors each year.

  • Life of the Straits: Inland Waterway

    Published on July 16, 2020

    On this edition of Life of the Straits, Cheboygan County 4-H Program Coordinator, Leigh Ann Theunick, takes us on an aquatic adventure through the Inland Waterway!

  • Life of the Straits: Michilimackinac

    Published on August 6, 2020

    In this edition of the Life of the Straits we have been given exclusive access by the Mackinac Historic Parks to film the highlights from one of the state’s most engaging and interesting historical sites: Michilimackinac

  • Homes at Home Session 2: Be a Great Lakes Hero

    Published on March 25, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Meaghan Gass teaches us about the Great Lakes and how we can help protect the Great Lakes by learning to STOP marine debris! Our challenge for the day is to create a T-Shirt bag.

  • Homes at Home Session 3: One Fish Two Fish

    Published on March 26, 2020

    Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator Elliot Nelson teaches us about the Great Lakes and shows us an easy recipe to use so we can eat some healthy fish, too!

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 1 - Basic Birding Skills

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 1 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn basic birding skills and suggestions for equipment you might want to use.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 3 - Winter Birding

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 3 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn what birds you can expect to see year round and also only in the colder seasons in Michigan.

  • Life of the Straits: Lighthouses

    Published on July 23, 2020

    Lighthouses have both fascinated and guided folks from water to safe shores for hundreds of years. In this edition of Life of the Straits, Presque Isle County 4-H Program Coordinator Kaelie Fessler introduces us to the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 2 - Backyard Birds

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 2 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, Elliot talks about the birds you are most likely to see in your own area and offers tips on identifying them.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 4 - Magnificent Migration

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 4 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn about the many species who make their way to and through Michigan during migration.

  • The changing face of Great Lakes fisheries

    Published on February 3, 2019
    In this paper, we discuss the environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic changes that have characterized the Great Lakes, and we share our perspectives and personal stories about the impacts of these changes.

  • Restoration of Lake Trout in the Great Lakes: Challenges and Strategies for Future Management

    Published on January 1, 1995
    This paper identifies key factors that have blocked rehabilitation and proposes management actions to address these problems based on the proceedings of the RESTORE Conference held in 1994.

  • Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective (2nd Edition)

    Published on October 31, 2012
    This incisive study provides a collaborative, interjurisdictional, and multi-use perspective, one shaped by the USA and Canada together as part of their shared governance of these waters.

  • Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective (Second Edition)

    Published on April 2, 2011
    The objective of this book is to present a synthesis of current knowledge about the status Great Lakes fisheries and their ecosystems, emphasizing the threats that they have faced and the opportunities they provide for basin citizens and industries.

  • Predation by Alewives on Lake Trout Fry in Lake Ontario: Role of an Exotic Species in Preventing Restoration of a Native Species

    Published on January 1, 1995
    Lake trout restoration efforts in Lake Ontario have resulted in an abundance of spawning fish of hatchery-origin but virtually no detectable natural recruitment.

  • Evidence of Natural Reproduction by Stocked Lake Trout in Lake Ontario

    Published on January 1, 1988
    An overview of the outcome of seventy-five lake trout fry that were captured in Lake Ontario using emergent fry traps.