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Removing Invasive Phragmites Improves Presque Isle Habitat

July 25, 2019

Removing phragmites and other invasive plants has allowed native plant communities to recover, restoring healthy habitat.

Replacing a Culvert Improves Brook Trout Habitat in Pennsylvania

June 25, 2019

Replacing a culvert, stabilizing a road and restoring fish habitat allowed for fish passage in a small stream that eventually feeds into Lake Ontario.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Business Owners, Anglers Work to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2014

Researchers, working with agencies, bait shop owners, and anglers, are developing a public education campaign to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Restored creek carries less sediment into Lake Erie

December 26, 2013

Reducing storm water runoff into an urban stream restored the waterway and kept tons of sediment from reaching Lake Erie.

Project Aims to Make Wind Power Bird-Friendly

December 6, 2013

A project that tracked bird movements in the Great Lakes could reduce the number of birds and bats killed by new wind turbines planned for the basin.

Invention could help solve Great Lakes ballast water crisis

August 26, 2013

A New Jersey scientist has invented a system that uses ultrasound and filters to kill invasive species in ballast water to help protect the Great Lakes.

GLRI funds expand wildlife reserve along Lake Erie

August 26, 2013

Nearly 300 acres of public land were added to the David M. Roderick Wildlife Reserve on the shores of Lake Erie in northern Pennsylvania.

Expanded research detects two new fish diseases

August 26, 2013

Increased disease surveillance and monitoring identified two new fish pathogens that could affect the $7 billion Great Lakes fishery.