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Looking for answers to your mussel questions? Interested in funding opportunities and compliance requirements for research? Want more information about management and control of mussels? We have a variety of experts within the Invasive Mussel Collaborative ready to answer whatever questions you may have! Click through below to see our contacts by location and expertise. If you are an expert and would like to be added to our list, please let us know!

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Minnesota Northwest Region - Fergus Falls

Mark Ranweiler, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


Topics: Report a Sighting

Located In: Fergus Falls, MN, USA

Email

218-739-7576 ext 254

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Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about the geographic scope of each administrative region.

Minnesota Northwest Region - Park Rapids

Nicole Kovar, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


Topics: Report a Sighting

Located In: Park Rapids, MN, USA

Email

218-732-8960

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Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about the geographic scope of each administrative region.

Minnesota Southern Region - Hutchinson

Eric Katzenmeyer, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


Topics: Report a Sighting

Located In: Hutchinson, MN, USA

Email

320-234-2550

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Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about the geographic scope of each administrative region.

Minnesota Southern Region - Waterville

Allison Gamble, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


Topics: Report a Sighting

Located In: Waterville, MN, USA

Email

507-362-8786

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Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about the geographic scope of each administrative region.

Adam Sepulveda

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic)

Located In: Bozeman, MT, USA

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Primary focus on the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rocky Mountain regions

Anna McClymont

Severn Sound Environmental Association


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Ecosystem Impacts- Nutrients

Located In: Port McNicoll, ON, Canada

Email

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Primary focus on Severn Sound (Georgian Bay), Farlain Lake, Bass Lake, Lake Couchiching, MacLean Lake, Orr Lake, and Little Lake, Ontario.

Anthony Prisciandaro

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Impacts to Infrastructure, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Boise, ID, USA

Email

Primary focus on Snake River Basin Reservoirs

Ashley Elgin

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Topics: Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: Muskegon, MI, USA

Email

Primary focus on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario

Astrid Schwalb

Texas State University


Topics: Dispersal Mechanisms, Dreissenid Biology and Life History, Modeling

Located In: San Marcos, TX, USA

Email

Primary focus on Lake Belton, Leon River, Lampasas River, Little River, Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Canyon Lake, and Guadalupe River, Texas

Bing Smith

MusselWise


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species

Located In: California, USA

Email

Primary focus on Lake Nacimiento

Bob Wakeman

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Ecosystem Impacts- Nutrients

Located In: Waukesha, WI, USA

Email

Primary focus on Lake Mendota and lakes in Dane County, Wisconsin

Brandice Hollier

Aquatic Invasive Species Project Coordinator


Topics: Coordination of Effort

Parks Canada

Located In: Riding Mountain, MB, Canada

Email

431-337-6181

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Riding Mountain National Park's AIS Prevention Program started in 2015. Although the program mainly focuses on stopping the spread of zebra mussels, we are also concerned about other AIS as well. The program included implementing mandatory inspections for all watercraft wanting to launch within park waters. The inspection program employs students to conduct the inspections and carry out decontaminations when necessary. A second part of the program is monitoring and sampling waterbodies within the park that are accessible to watercrafts. This includes sampling for eDNA, veligers, and adult zebra mussels.

Brenda Lafrancois

National Park Service


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Ecosystem Impacts- Nutrients, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Maple City, MI, USA

Email

Primary focus on Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, St. Croix River, Mississippi River, and the Missouri River

Byron Karns

National Park Service


Topics: Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, North Hamilton Street, Saint Croix Falls, WI, USA

Email

Chris Merkes

U.S. Geological Survey


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Ecosystem Impacts- Habitat and Native Species, Management/Control Tools - Development and Assessment

Located In: La Crosse, WI, USA

Email

Primary focus on Maple Lake, MN; Lake Le Homme Dieu, MN; Lake Minnetonka, MN; Mississippi River; and San Justo Reservoir, CA

Chris Steffen

Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism


Topics: Detection Methods (Including molecular and genetic), Dreissenid Biology and Life History

Located In: Topeka, KS, USA

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Primary focus on Kansas reservoirs and small impoundments