The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is developing an adaptive management strategy called The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF). This framework will change the way Phragmites management is done throughout the Great Lakes basin and lead to approaches that maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of Phragmites management.
GLANSIS is an inter-agency, Great Lakes-specific database for Aquatic Nonindigenous Species (ANS) information.
Through the Aquatic Invasive Species Annex of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the United States and Canada have committed to “… contribute to the achievement of the General and Specific Objectives of this Agreement. Through this Annex the Parties shall establish a binational strategy to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), to control or reduce the spread of existing AIS, and to eradicate, where feasible, existing AIS within the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.”
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors’ & Premiers’ Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force works to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. Since its inception, the Task Force has coordinated State and Provincial efforts to combat AIS through strategic regional action.
Developed annually since 2010, the action plan is designed to prevent the spread of invasive Asian carp in the Great Lakes. The action plan incorporates advances in the most current science making it a continually evolving foundation for the work of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) partnership — a collaboration of 27 U.S. and Canadian federal, state, and provincial agencies and organizations.
AsianCarp.us provides up-to-date information on ongoing efforts to prevent Asian carp from becoming established in the Great Lakes and beyond. We invite you to learn more about the work of federal, provincial, state and local partners as we join together to prevent the spread of these destructive fish.
The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was established to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive dreissenid mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits. The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, and works to identify the needs and goals of resource managers, prioritize the supporting science, and align science and management goals into a common agenda.
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinates education, research, management and policy efforts to prevent new AIS from entering the basin and to control and mitigate those AIS populations already established. The Great Lakes Panel is one of six regional panels that report to the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, which coordinates AIS efforts on a federal level.
Ontario has a comprehensive source water protection program that ensures drinking water safety from source to tap. This webpage provides an overview of the source water protection program, and contains links to municipality protection plans.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provides information on Source Water Assessment and Protection. Michigan DEQ maintains a surface water intake protection program and a wellhead protection plan.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality surface water intake protection program (SWIPP) complement the wellhead protection program by protecting drinking water originating from surface water sources.
Michigan's statewide source water assessment program plan outlines the implementation process for source water assessment programs.
The Michigan Water Strategy outlines a vision for managing and protecting freshwater resources.
The Water Finance Clearinghouse allows communities to access information and resources for water infrastructure and services, including funding sources and reports. The Clearinghouse contains information on watershed protection and source water.
This Watershed Boundary dataset for Michigan lists the hydrologic units for watersheds in Michigan.
The USGS Water Use Data for the Nation includes data on water use across the United States.
The USGS's Daily Streamflow Conditions dataset includes data on streamflow at 9,936 sites across the United States.
The Streams and Waterbodies of the United States data layer shows the location of water features throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands