Fisheries & Wildlife
Michigan is home to native big and small game, more than 150 species of fish and more than 400 species of birds – and to a growing number of non-native species that affect fish and wildlife populations. Michigan State University Extension works with fisheries and wildlife agencies and stakeholder organizations to protect and enhance the state’s fish and wildlife populations and habitats. MSUE offers a variety of up-to-date resources in everything from human-wildlife interactions and animal damage control to invasive species identification and commercial and recreational fishing.
October 22, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Multiple data resources created and managed by MNFI can be key to helping those who are actively managing Michigan’s biodiversity and others who simply want to learn more about Michigan’s diverse species.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Seeding instead of plug-planting shorelines could reduce the cost of restoring shorelines. Study looks at the role of peat moss in seed retention and seedling establishment.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | This novel approach to restoring shorelines with native plant seeds secured in homemade coir logs is being tested on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
October 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Jim Thannum of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is recognized for his leadership and contributions toward expanding Michigan’s tribal commercial fishery.
October 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | The baitfish and aquaculture industries have been proactive in preventing the spread of AIS through training programs, and implementing HACCP plans that are specific to their industries.
September 16, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Teachers can explore place-based education and enhance student learning opportunities through many citizen science opportunities open to school involvement.
September 12, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Adopting beaches, tagging migrating monarch butterflies, and mapping habitats for endangered species are a just few of the hands-on ways in which teachers and students can get involved as citizen scientists.
September 2, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators experience Great Lakes fisheries, shipwrecks, and ancient ocean fossils offering opportunities to promote inquiry, science, and stewardship learning with their students.
September 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Remnants from living organism baffles swimmers and beach goers.
September 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | New technology used to monitor dangerous currents near breakwalls in Lake Michigan
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- Fish Offal Management
- Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
- Michigan Butterflies & Skippers (E2675)
- Michigan Sea Grant fisheries links
- Michigan Snakes - A Field Guide and Pocket Reference (E2000)
- MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
- MSU Institute of Water Research
- North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
- W.K. Kellogg Biological Station