Invasive Species

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The 3 Questions to Ask When It Comes to Invasive Aquatic Weeds

October 22nd, 2020

By Jason Luce, Lake Management Scientist Throughout history, humans have always been drawn to water. Each of us undoubtedly has positive memories centered around a lake, pond or river. After all, these resources have forever played an important role in the health, happiness and functionality of our communities by serving as sources of food, drinking […]

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The State of Applied Lake Management: An Expert’s Perspective

August 18th, 2020

Written by industry expert Marc Bellaud, Director of Technical Services As seen in Lakeline Magazine, a publication of the North America Lake Management Society (NALMS). NALMS’ mission is to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs for today and tomorrow. Founded in Portland, Maine in […]

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Debunking Common Aquatic Herbicide Misconceptions: Glyphosate

June 19th, 2020

Written by industry expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist and Senior Business Development Consultant One of the most common questions asked by clients is whether the products that we use to control aquatic weeds and algae in their waterbodies are “safe.” These concerns have become considerably more widespread in light of the recent controversies surrounding the […]

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6 Tips to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

June 11th, 2020

With increased travel and recreation each summer comes the rise of invasive species. Invasive species are plants and wildlife that were introduced to an area that is outside of their natural range of dispersal. Though these invaders are not inherently bad, the general lack of natural competition or predators in our lakes, ponds and wetlands […]

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Case Study: Managing Invasive Watermilfoil in Reservoir

March 10th, 2020

Written by Noel Browning, Aquatic Biologist A Central Colorado town about 25 miles north of Denver has experienced rapid population growth over the past decade. A large 30 surface acre drinking water storage reservoir serves the growing population of more than 25,000 people. The lake is classified as a “no contact” waterbody, which prohibits swimming, […]

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First Recorded Instance of Lake-wide Eradication Of Quagga Mussels

October 31st, 2019

Written by David Hammond, PhD and Gavin Ferris, Ecologist Low doses of EarthTec QZ ionic copper used in effort to eradicate quagga mussels from an entire Pennsylvania lake Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas, 1771) and quagga mussels (D. rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1898), known collectively as dreissenid mussels, have established themselves as nuisance aquatic invasive species […]

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New Innovative Solutions in Your Lake Manager’s ‘Toolbox’

September 19th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Turf Magazine: Written by Shannon Junior, Ecologist Herbicides and algaecides have traditionally been used to maintain balanced ecosystems in lakes and ponds—but wouldn’t it be exciting if there was a new technology or process that could totally revolutionize the way we approach environmental problems in our communities? Industry leaders have long understood […]

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Case Study: New Highly-Selective Herbicide Used to Eradicate Milfoil

May 28th, 2019

Written by Peter Beisler, Environmental Scientist Variable milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum) is a highly invasive exotic plant that is threatening our freshwater ecosystems. If left unmanaged, it not only has the ability to impair ecological balance, but will readily spread throughout a waterbody and to surrounding waterbodies, as it can easily be transported by heavy downstream […]

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Plant Doppelgangers: Invasive Plants Often Mistaken for Other Species

February 28th, 2019

Regions across the country are waging war on invasive aquatic plants, with a particular focus on preserving water access and usage. Unless designed for a specific safety purpose, waterbodies are supposed to support aquatic biota, including plants. However, many of these invading species are often mistaken for native plants that are important for a balanced or natural ecosystem. […]

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Upland, Wetland & Aquatic Plants Every Turf Manager Should Know About

February 26th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert David Riedl, Environmental Scientist Not only are turf managers responsible for the land, but quite often are tasked with overseeing the maintenance of the waterbodies on the property as well. Pond maintenance, in combination with turf management, opens the door to a plethora of issues most turf managers might not know […]

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