Abstract: Risk-based prioritization for early detection monitoring is of utmost importance to prevent and mitigate invasive species impacts and is especially needed for large ecosystems where management resources are not sufficient to survey all locations susceptible to invasion.
This document details the method used to develop the Great Lakes Surveillance Framework Watch List.
Michigan outlines actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.
RIPPLE is a campaign aimed at educating both consumers and retailers about proper containment and disposal methods for plants and animals associated with the pond and pet store industries. RIPPLE focuses on the risks associated with releasing aquatic invasive plants and animals and practices that can reduce the likelihood of establishment.
This risk assessment report was conducted to define the priority pathways through which aquatic plant species may move throughout the Great Lakes region and identify gaps in knowledge, management, compliance and law enforcement, and education for these pathways. The results of this risk assessment are intended to guide future activities that may reduce the risk of introduction of aquatic plants into waterways across the Great Lakes region.
This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the dispersal of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and minimize the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters.
This coalition addresses invasive species in Michigan. This open to anyone or any group interested in invasive species control in Michigan.
The Lake Huron Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is an international initiative designed to identify what actions are needed to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Huron. The most critical biodiversity threats and needs of the lake were determined through a collaborative, science-based process. The recommended strategies are meant to restore and conserve a functioning ecosystem. By applying a biodiversity focus to synthesize and prioritize existing related efforts, the LHBCS reaffirms and advances many existing complementary plans and initiatives.
The Lake Huron Binational Partnership 2008-2010 Action Plan provides updated information on environmental trends, identifies priority issues, and promotes management activities to be pursued over the next two-year cycle. This plan focuses specifically on addressing the following three issues: Contaminants in fish and wildlife, Biodiversity and ecosystem change, Fish and wildlife habitat.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.
Michigan's Wildlife Action Plan is a partner-developed strategic framework to cooperatively conserve wildlife and their habitats. The 2015 revised plan focuses on priority habitats, and uses rare and common wildlife as measures of progress towards achieving the plan's goals. The partner-identified priorities link with existing programs and plans such as the Michigan Waterfowl Legacy, the Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy, the Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Plan and the Pheasant Restoration Initiative.
The DNR uses Management Plans to define a long-range planning and management strategy for State Park and Recreation Areas that reflects the DNR and Park and Recreation Division's mission statements. Management planning expands the concept of a master plan by putting greater emphasis on natural and cultural resources, educational opportunities, and operating decisions at each location.
The Michigan DNR Managed Public Land Strategy establishes a framework for the continued conservation, use and management of public lands to provide an enhanced quality of life for Michigan residents, create jobs and protect the essence of Michigan's woods, waters, wildlife and other natural and cultural assets. The Strategy builds on the strengths of Michigan's public land ownership: diversity of landscapes, quality of resources and opportunities, dispersed locations throughout the state, and use that supports local economies.
In response to the economic and environmental imperative for protecting the Great Lakes, the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes (OGL), with input from thousands of stakeholders at more than 20 meetings across Michigan, led the effort to prepare and implement this plan designed to protect, restore, and sustain Michigan's Great Lakes for current and future generations.
The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework (GLAHF) contains two primary data resources: an aquatic habitat spatial framework and a database. GLAHF's spatial framework allows for the standardization of geospatial data to a hierarchically nested set of grid cells to be used as building blocks for informing management decisions and developing other spatial products such as aquatic habitat classification, nearshore assessment, and decisions support tools. The GLAHF spatial framework is a nested grid system starting with a 9km grid covering the entire Great Lakes Basin.