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May 2020

Webinar: Socially Distant Boater Outreach and Watercraft Inspections

May 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This webinar will discuss evolving outreach and management strategies to prevent the spread of AIS while maintaining social distancing.

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June 2020

IAGLR 2020 Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3 Canada
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Scientists from across the globe will gather in the heart of North America for IAGLR's 63rd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by IISD Experimental Lakes Area in Winnipeg, Canada, the conference will feature four days of scientific sessions, speakers, and discussions centered around the theme 2020: Focusing on the Future. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the IISD-ELA research station and learn about its approach involving whole lake experiments to inform large lake management and policy. Be sure…

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August 2020

Webinar: Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Recent ZQM Control Studies

August 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

 Recorded August 27, 2020 11:30 am-1:00 pm ET This webinar hosted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative discusses three recent zebra and quagga mussel control studies: projects using Zequanox® on Round Lake in the upper peninsula of Michigan, Zequanox® in Lake Michigan’s Good Harbor Bay, and EarthTec QZ on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. Presenters: Dr. Diane Waller, U.S. Geological Survey and PhD candidate Angelique Dahlberg, University of Minnesota Caroline Keson, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Doug Bradley, LimnoTech and…

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October 2020

Webinar: Using Boater Data to Inform Risk Models

October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 Recorded October 28, 2020 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET This webinar discusses the development of invasive mussel risk models informed by watercraft inspection and boater movement data. This webinar features the ARMOR model, built in New York to streamline the process of boat inspections for invasive species management, and a predictive model for Minnesota assessing the likelihood of overland transport of invasive mussels on recreational boats. Presenters: Cathy McGlynn and John Marino, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation NYSDEC…

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November 2020

Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 2020

November 2, 2020 - November 6, 2020

The Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) is a biennial conference that addresses all taxa of invasive species. In 2020, UMISC will celebrate 12 years of connecting the invasive species management, research, and policy community. The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. There have been great strides in invasive species research, prevention, and management, but much work still must be done. The conference provides numerous opportunities to network with professionals, land…

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January 2021

Webinar: Zebra and Quagga Mussel Impacts on Native Mussels

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 Recorded January 13, 2021 2:00-3:30 pm ET This webinar features presentations on the effects of the fish community on Dreissenid colonization of native Unionid species and the status of native mussels within the Detroit River, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario basins. Presenters will include: Doug Kapusinski, Ph.D, Unites States Army Corps of Engineers Presentation Dave Zanatta, Ph.D, Central Michigan University Presentation Lyubov Burlakova, Ph.D, The State University of New York - Buffalo State Presentation

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February 2021

2021 Virtual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

February 1 - February 4

The 81st Annual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held virtually, Monday, February 1 - Thursday, February 4, 2021. Please join us! The theme of the 2021 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference will be “Fostering Diversity”. In addition to the work natural resource professionals do to encourage species diversity in the habitats they manage, it is critical that we also foster diversity in participation in the outdoors among the people we serve and who work in our professional ranks.…

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March 2021

2021 Ontario Invasive Species Forum

March 1 - March 4

Event details: Date: Monday, March 1 – Thursday, March 4, 2021 Location: Via GoToMeetingand GoToWebinar  Note: This is a free platform and no account is necessary. Please ensure you have access to a stable internet connection during the event. We will send instructions on how to login to participants in advance of the forum.  Registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Agenda: The 2021 features sessions about a variety of topics, including:  Emerging Threats  Preparing for the Future/Risk Assessment  Policy and Legislation  Science and Research  Community Action and Outreach Celebrating Successes Check back for updates,…

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Great Lakes Now watch party: Mussel Pains, episode premiere

March 30 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Great Lakes Now hosted a watch party on March 30, 2021 to premiere their episode "Mussel Pains" which highlighted the Good Harbor Reef Dreissenid Mussel Control Demonstration Project conducted by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative and partners. The event was hosted on Facebook Live and included Erika Jensen, Interim Executive Director of the Great Lakes Commission; Harvey Bootsma, Professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and David Ruck, President of Great Lakes Outreach Media as panelists.…

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May 2021

IAGLR 2021

May 17 - May 21

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather online for IAGLR's 64th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by Michigan Technological University, the virtual conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Bridging: Knowledges • Seven Generations • Land-to-Lake. Mark your calendars for May 17-21, 2021. You won't want to miss it!

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