Meet the Collaborative

Founded by the U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the Invasive Mussel Collaborative seeks to accomplish its mission through engagement with a broad network of stakeholders.  The collaborative’s membership base includes federal, state, provincial, and tribal agencies, and numerous other entities. A 29-member organization Steering Committee sets the organization’s management priorities and collaborates with a 12-member Science Team to identify science needs and gaps. The results of research then inform the collaborative’s priorities through an adaptive management approach.

Organization Structure

Steering Committee Members

The steering committee represents a diverse group of stakeholders, from the Great Lakes region and beyond, with a vested interest in invasive mussel control, management, and research. The Steering Committee is comprised of individuals uniquely positioned to provide feedback on current management approaches and efforts, research activities and needs, available resources, and related efforts to help advance invasive mussel control.

  • Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network
  • Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority
  • DTE Energy
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Great Lakes Commission
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Invasive Species Centre
  • Lake Carriers’ Association
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Steelheaders Association
  • Midwest Hydro Users Group
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks)
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Park Service
  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Resources & Publications

Zequanox Application Technique Pilot Study on Lake Erie

Megan M. Weber, Marrone Bio Innovations; Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Zebra Mussels Invade Ontario Waters

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Regional Management Plan

The Regional Dreissena polymorpha Working Group, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection