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  1. Tracking

    Thanks for getting this started, Katie! Here's a template from the MISGP grants payable folks. IS Template.xlsx
  2. Past Is Prologue

    I thought this article was thought-provoking and wanted to share. There's value in others' past experiences and your past experiences can help others. In fact, this forum is a great tool to record and learn from the past! "Ford might have avoided such tragedies, and the ruinous management of the plantation, if he had sought counsel from specialists in caring for rubber trees or scholars of the Amazon’s capacity to thwart grandiose ventures. But he seemed to abhor learning from the past. 'History is bunk,' Ford told The New York Times in 1921. 'What difference does it make how many times the ancient Greeks flew their kites?'” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/americas/deep-in-brazils-amazon-exploring-the-ruins-of-fords-fantasyland.html?_r=0
  3. Partner Survey and Meeting Lessons Learned

    I attended this "extended partner meeting" and I think this is a great idea! I was particularly impressed with the pie-charts and other analytics that Nor put together using the data from the survey's. Nor, if possible, could you post some of the those graphics for example? All: Imagine conducting these surveys annually/bi-annually. Can we capture the impact of a CISMA?
  4. The 2016 Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program Webinar was held on May 12. The webinar recording can now be accessed at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5376013000554890500. If you attended the webinar or viewed the recording, and haven’t done so already, please take a moment to complete the on line evaluation available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016MIS. CONTACT INFORMATION: Projects and Focus Areas - Joanne Foreman, DNR, Invasive Species Communications Coordinator, 517-284-5814, foremanj@michigan.gov General Requirements (expenses, match, forms, reimbursement) - Kammy Frayre, DNR, MISGP Program Manager, 517-284-5970, frayrek1@michigan.gov ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Michigan Invasive Species webpage http://www.michigan.gov/invasives Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program funding opportunities webpage http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_54559_10402-383777--,00.html
  5. CISMA's Sharing Outreach Materials

    Thanks for posting, Vicki! I like this idea of sharing outreach materials so that we get more consistency in our messaging.
  6. QGIS - Free GIS software

    This is great. Thanks for posting, Emily!
  7. Many of you have had questions when it comes to the rules associated with pesticide application. The attached map shows each district and the inspector's contact information. If you have questions related to pesticide use, these contacts should be a valuable resource. CISMA coordinators: I recommend reaching out to the inspectors covering your area, letting them know who you are, and what you and the CISMA are all about. Staying on contact with these folks makes your job and their job easier by making sure we're following all the rules. Pesticide districts.pdf
  8. ***SPECIAL NOTE*** SOME OF THE BMPs LISTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANUAL MAY HAVE SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. ***PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES COMPLY WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.*** THIRD EDITION BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF AQUATIC PLANTS A Best Management Practices Handbook Lyn A. Gettys, William T. Haller and David G. Petty, editors Prepared by Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation 3272 Sherman Ridge Rd Marietta, GA 30064 Contact Carlton Layne (clayne@aquatics.org) or at the above address to order hard copies. Copies are provided free of charge! Hardcopies of the Third edition of our popular BMP Manual, or can be downloaded here. Download the PDF Version (15 mb) Contents Chapter 1: Impact of Invasive Aquatic Plants on Aquatic Biology Chapter 2: Impact of Invasive Aquatic Plants on Fish Chapter 3: Impact of Invasive Aquatic Plants on Waterfowl Chapter 4: Impact of Invasive Aquatic Plants on Aquatic Birds Chapter 5: Aquatic Plants, Mosquitoes and Public Health Chapter 6: Cultural and Physical Control of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 7: Mechanical Control of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 8: Introduction to Biological Control of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 9: Insects for Biocontrol of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 10: Grass Carp for Biocontrol of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 11: Chemical Control of Aquatic Weeds Chapter 12: Spray Adjuvants: A User’s Guide Chapter 13: The Biology and Management of Algae Chapter 14: Ecology and Management of Noxious Algae Chapter 15: Introduction to the Plant Monographs Chapter 15.1: Hydrilla Chapter 15.2: Eurasian Chapter 15.3: Curlyleaf Pondweed Chapter 15.4: Egeria Chapter 15.5: Fanwort and Cabomba Chapter 15.6: Waterchestnut Chapter 15.7: Waterhyacinth Chapter 15.8: Waterlettuce Chapter 15.9: Giant and Common Salvinia Chapter 15.10: Duckweed and Watermeal – The World’s Smallest Flowering Plants Chapter 15.11: Phragmites – Common Reed Chapter 15.12: Purple Loosestrife Chapter 15.13: Flowering Rush Appendix A: Requirements for Registration of Aquatic Herbicides Appendix B: Aquatic Herbicide Application Methods Appendix C: A Discussion to Address Your Concerns: Will Herbicides Hurt Me or My Lake Appendix D: Developing a Lake Management Plan Appendix E: A Manager’s Definition of Aquatic Plant Control Appendix F: Miscellaneous Information
  9. http://www.umisc.net/call-for-abstracts.html CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 2016: Sharing Innovative and Practical Solutions http://www.umisc.net October 17-19, 2016 La Crosse Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  10. State awards $3.6 million in grants to combat invasive species

    Thanks for posting this, Claire!
  11. Herbicide and Wildlife BMPs

    You beat me to it by over a week! Thanks for posting this, Emily.
  12. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

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    http://www.midwestfw.org/ The 76th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held January 24 - 27, 2016 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The annual conference attracts over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies across the 13 Midwestern states. Highlights include: over 400 technical presentations, poster displays; including a new digital format, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events. Conference registration is open! Click here to review regsitration options and pricing. Important Dates & Deadlines: Conference registration regular fee Price increases after January 11! November 16, 2015 - January 11, 2016 Related meeting request deadline January 1, 2016 Hotel reservation deadline January 9, 2016 New this year, the schedule of technical sessions is in Sched.org which allows you to search within the schedule, and filter the schedule to show sessions only occurring on a certain date, within a track, or in a room. You can also build your own schedule by creating a free account in Sched.org. We will be adding all agenda items (plenary, workshops, etc.) to the schedule in Sched.org. Please check back for updates! Schedule at-a-glance Technical session and symposia schedule