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  1. Here is a link to a youtube playlist of videos from the MISC Summer Field Trip on August 13-14, 2019 in Sault Ste Marie, MI. These videos are “unlisted” in youtube which means they can only be accessed via link. This is in part because they are not ADA compliant (e.g., closed captioning). However, please do not hesitate to share this link (or individual video links) with your staff and partners that would benefit from this content. **To access the full playlist, click the "1/17" icon in the upper right corner of the video.
  2. Jane Kramer has been working on an art project for the past two years, photographing Michigan’s endangered plants and printing the images of their shadows on paper made from invasive plants. She has presented her methods and work across the state (schools, garden clubs etc.). She spoke at MSU’s science fair last week. If you ever need a lighter, more arty presentation at one of your cooperative meetings, she might be able to help. Michigan radio did a story on the project: https://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-photographer-turns-invasive-species-art You can see the work here: http://janekramer.com/foreshadowing.html
  3. Here are the notes from our call today! MISC-CISMA Coordinator Call 9-24-2018 NOTES.docx
  4. 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.
  5. Thanks for getting this started, Katie! Here's a template from the MISGP grants payable folks. IS Template.xlsx
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for posting, Vicki! I like this idea of sharing outreach materials so that we get more consistency in our messaging.
  10. This is great. Thanks for posting, Emily!
  11. 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
  12. ***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
  13. 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
  14. You beat me to it by over a week! Thanks for posting this, Emily.
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