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.
May 16, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | A growing Saginaw Bay walleye population contributes to a broader Lake Huron fish community, as well as many anglers’ catch.
May 15, 2013 | Georgia Peterson | Having clear goals for your forested land is critical in developing a forest management plan for your property. It’s easier to define those goals by answering a few simple questions.
May 12, 2013 | Russell Kidd | The spring season is an excellent time to venture into Michigan’s vast forestlands to enjoy many of the plants, wildlife, mushrooms and other elements of a forest ecosystem.
May 5, 2013 | Bill Cook | Woodcocks are a wonderful signal of the arrival of spring in northern Michigan, but habitat loss is threatening the bird's survival.
May 2, 2013 | Steve Stewart | The 2013 Summer Discovery Cruises season will offer new opportunities in Southeast Michigan to learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes. Registration is open!
May 1, 2013 | 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.
April 30, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | Annual spring Lake Huron fisheries workshops bring coastal communities together with fisheries scientists and decision makers, sharing good news regarding the status of this diverse and valuable fishery.
April 26, 2013 | Jane Herbert | State law regulates the process of establishing, constructing and maintaining a legal lake level.
April 23, 2013 | Steve Stewart | Michigan Sea Grant Extension is working to reduce marine debris in the Great Lakes, and you can too!
April 22, 2013 | Steve Stewart | Michigan Sea Grant Extension is working with the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition to advance Great Lakes literacy and stewardship.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
- Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
- Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
- 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