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March 2017

Webinar: Management Options for Irrigation Systems

March 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar highlights available control options, case studies in planning and implementing control, and new technologies being developed to control and manage zebra and quagga mussels in irrigation systems.

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May 2017

Webinar: Methods and Protocols for Decontaminating Field Gear and Equipment

May 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar highlights available methods and associated challenges, opportunities to address gaps in knowledge, and case studies in developing and implementing decontamination protocols and procedures for management agencies.

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July 2017

Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (no. 1)

July 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This webinar examines a variety of voluntary and mandatory programs in order to present resource managers with a suite of options for watercraft inspection and decontamination.

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October 2017

Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (no. 2)

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar continues an examination of watercraft inspection and decontamination programs, focusing on voluntary programs within the Great Lakes region.

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January 2018

Webinar: Case Studies in Response to and Management of Invasive Mussel Infestations

January 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will examine methods, decision-making structures, and lessons learned from ecent response and management activities for zebra and quagga mussels.

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February 2018

Webinar: Influences of the Physical Properties of Water on Mussel Treatment

February 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar discusses recent research examining water properties and treatment efficacy for dreissenid mussels, and examines water temperature, high water conductivity, and the efficacy of carbon dioxide as a treatment method.

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September 2018

Webinar: Case Studies in Manual Removal of Invasive Mussels

September 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar explores the decision-making process leading to manual removal, operational/logistical considerations and constraints, and lessons learned from a past removal effort and an ongoing removal effort.

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November 2018

Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels

November 29, 2018

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative announced today that it has released a new strategy to reduce invasive mussels and their negative impacts. The Strategy to Advance Management of Invasive Zebra and Quagga Mussels is intended to drive investments, policy, and research around invasive mussels across the Great Lakes region and beyond. The spread of zebra and quagga mussels across North America, as well as recent advancements in the development of control methods, has generated significant interest in the management and control of…

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January 2019

79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

January 27 - January 30
Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, 100 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation." This annual event will attract nearly 800 biologists, students, and scientists from local, state and provincial, federal, and tribal natural resources agencies, universities, and private companies across the 12 Midwestern states and provinces. Highlights include: nearly 400 technical presentations, poster displays, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events.

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March 2019

Webinar: Invasive Mussel Genomics: Innovations for Control Methods

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Recorded: March 8, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time This webinar is part of a miniseries on the genomics of invasive mussels hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative. Part one of the miniseries covers the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's prize competition "Eradication of Invasive Mussels in Open Water." The first prize awarded in this competition proposed a novel genetic modification-based method for control. Presenters: Sherri Pucherelli, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sherri is a biologist and invasive species research coordinator…

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