Ohio outlines actions to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie.
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.
The actions recommended in this State Management Plan (SMP) are designed to be effective in preventing both the entry of new organisms into Ohio waters and the transfer and spread of organisms among and within water bodies in the state. This SMP also aims to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the environment, economy, and society and to protect and maintain biodiversity, industry, and recreational opportunities.
Ohio Sea Grant performs a wide range of research, outreach, and education on Lake Erie harmful algal blooms.
The role of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is to preserve Lake Erie’s natural resources, to protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and to promote economic development of the region by ensuring the coordination of policies and programs of state government pertaining to water quality, toxic substances, and coastal resource management. Their website provides a variety of information and links of the health of Lake Erie.
This project develops guidance for water system professionals to effectively communicate information about contaminants of emerging concerns to the public.
This is a source water protection project focused on evaluating the relationship between land-use practices and water quality in the St. Joseph River, a tributary of the western Lake Erie Basin.
The resource provides information on Ohio's nonpoint pollution control plan.
Ohio EPA collects and reports information on groundwater quality, and provides data from groundwater monitoring.
The ASDWA represents state drinking water programs, which is typically where source water protection programs reside.
The AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States that identifies source water protection as one of its top priorities.
The ACWA consists of state, interstate, and territorial officials who are responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the United States. In addition to policy and advocacy work, ACWA provides toolkits to assist state water quality regulators with nutrient management activities.
The Water Research Foundation provides information and resources including a source water protection cost/benefit tool that is designed to evaluate different protection strategies.