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  6. IMPORTANT: For State of Michigan Employee e-mail, some alerts may be quarantined by Microsoft’s Threat Management e-mail scanner. In order to ensure e-mail alert delivery, you will need to add the e-mail address “alerts@misin.msu.edu to your Safe Senders list in Outlook’s Junk E-mail Options. You can accomplish this in Outlook by right clicking on the e-mail, selecting Junk in the drop down and then in the next drop down selecting Never Block Sender. When Microsoft receives an e-mail that it determines to be spam the service will check your Safe Senders list to see if it should be allowed through. If the address is in your Safe Senders list then the e-mail will be delivered. If the address is not in the Safe Senders list then the e-mail will be quarantined.
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  9. The city has 10,542 acres of forests. The Natural Areas Conservancy, which says they are at a tipping point, is thinking about how to care for them. View the full article
  10. The city has 10,542 acres of forests. The Natural Areas Conservancy, which says they are at a tipping point, is thinking about how to care for them. View the full article
  11. Eurasian watermilfoil status and strategy

    To follow up on this... Do any of the other CISMA's have experience in managing/treating Eurasian Watermilfoil? If so, what methods have you tried? CAKE CISMA was invited to the table on a project trying to manage EWM in the Crooked River near Petoskey. We received proposals from a couple professional environmental consulting companies to perform an herbicide treatment with follow up treatments in subsequent years. Recently we've had one individual from the Emmet Conservation District raise massive concerns over the use of herbicides in this treatment. I know there are a few alternatives to chemical control, but I had assumed they weren't viable or feasible in this scenario. I personally don't even know of a company that does Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting (DASH) of EWM in Michigan. Have any other CISMA's used DASH, or other methods aside from herbicide, that they could share some insight on?
  12. Boat wash liability

    I just wanted to share a product that Wisconsin Sea Grant and the Sea Grant Law Center recently put together regarding watercraft decontamination liability concerns. This information may be helpful if you are operating or considering boat was stations. Wisconsin WID Liability Memo.pdfWisconsin WID Fact Sheet.pdf
  13. Inland lake early detection monitoring

    Survey method includes complete lake-wide shoreline meander and snorkeling at about 5 locations as well as boat launches. We're targeting submerged, floating, and emergent invasive plants but native plant communities are also noted. Also, observations are made recording invasive fish, mollusks, and crayfish; although, targeted sampling using traps or other gear for these taxa is not conducted.
  14. Michigan's Eurasian watermilfoil status and strategy document is finalized and posted on the state website! This document provides in-depth information about Eurasian watermilfoil in the State of Michigan including identification, distribution, management, and control options. Thanks Tom Alwin for picking up a partially complete document, wrangling through much review, and getting it across the finish line. Please feel free to share this resource. Go to the EWM page and scroll to the bottom, click on "status and strategy" http://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68002_71240_73848-368765--,00.html
  15. Herbicide and Wildlife BMPs

    FYI, this resource has moved here: http://www.cal-ipc.org/resources/library/publications/herbicidesandwildlife/ It now requires a basic "sign in" (contact info) so they can track who's using the resource.
  16. ISN Partner Meeting

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    Join us to hear an update on ISN and partner organizations. Other topics will include plans for the upcoming field season, changes to Go Beyond Beauty, and a presentation on hemlock woolly adelgid. For fellowship beforehand, bring your own lunch early. Any questions can be directed to ISN Coordinator, Katie Grzesiak: (231)941-0960 x29 kgrzesiak@gtcd.org
  17. Spring Go Beyond Beauty Meeting

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    Learn about committing to not use invasive species in your garden projects! From business professionals to concerned homeowners, taking this first step is crucial to protecting Michigan's special habitats. Network with existing participants and hear updates on this innovative program! Special Guest Speaker: Tom Ford Native plant expert and artist "Creating a wildlife friendly backyard" RSVP HERE
  18. Hi folks, Michigan DEQ is making plans to yet again sample inland lakes across the state for AIS early detection. We'll be sampling 20 lakes in 2018 and seeking inputs on high risk waterbodies to survey. If you are aware of any in your areas please let us know. We certainly value your local input. If you do suggest a lake(s), please tell us why you're recommending it to be sampled. When we do have the final site list together I'll get it posted so you are aware of any monitoring in your area. And please feel free to join us on a survey! -Bill Keiper Aquatic Biologist, MDEQ keiperw@michigan.gov
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    Event locations and dates coming soon!
  20. Partner Survey and Meeting Lessons Learned

    There were a few questions during the MISC meeting about the survey outputs, and unfortunately there really isn't an elegant read out on that. I'm getting an error when trying to attach these files here, primarily due to size, but I'm happy to send them along if you shoot me an email (eleanor.serocki@macd.org). This includes the original output from Google Forms, as well as what I did to organize it (which, frankly, works for me, but is still a mess). If you would like, I can also send you the original survey, so you can see it as the respondents did. Google forms are basically just another Google service, accessible the same way docs or sheets are. The links can be sent out to anyone, even those that do not have Google accounts. I know there is some issue with government agencies and Google sometimes, but there are other services, like Survey Monkey, that can fulfill the same purpose.
  21. Identification of aquatic plant

    Definitely a milfoil, and most likely native from what I can see here. Actually being able to see a single leaf sure would help, but the leaflet spacing that I can make out, as well as the general "stiffness" of the plant lead me to think native (as opposed to the invasive Eurasian). (I realize this is way late but since no one else had replied...)
  22. 2018 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

    Thanks for sharing! I know I'm going - who else?
  23. Aquatic Invasive Species

    This is a "hold the date" announcement for the 2018 AIS Landing Blitz. This year's event period will be from June 30, 1018 through July 8, 2018, encompassing both weekends surrounding the July 4th holiday to give hosts as much flexibility and as many options as possible when selecting specific local event dates. As with past years, the 2018 AIS Landing Blitz will coincide with Michigan's AIS Awareness Week. Stay tuned for more information about the event and registration details. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
  24. As the country imports ever more of its fruits and vegetable, it’s time to examine the positive and negative effects on consumers and farmers. View the full article
  25. Black Swallowwort Treatment

    @Drew Rayner also has experience with swallowwort treatments.
  26. North Country CISMA has an opening for someone, with experience and expertise in invasive species identification and control, to act as their Invasive Species Technician. This person will provide technical assistance to property owners, and assist the NCCISMA Program Coordinator with data collection and management. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Certified Pesticide Applicator, as they will also act as back-up field crew lead, and assist the field crew in performing invasive species management activities. This is a full time, 40hr/week, year-round position. Duty location may be in either Cadillac or Scottville, MI. Starting pay is $15.00 - $17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. This position is grant funded, with funding currently in place through April of 2020. NCCISMA intends for this to be a long-term position, and will be pursuing funding to that effect. Deadline to apply is April 2, 2018. See the attached file for more information about the position and how to apply. IS Tech Job Posting_3-7-18.pdf
  27. As the list of endangered animals worldwide grows longer, society may soon be faced with an impossible decision: which ones to take off life support. View the full article
  28. As the list of endangered animals worldwide grows longer, society may soon be faced with an impossible decision: which ones to take off life support. View the full article
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