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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

UMESC Research on Invasive Species in the Mississippi and Great Lakes Basins


The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has a long history of research on aquatic invasive species. The Center has researched using chemicals to control nonindigenous fishes, espeically for controlling sea lampreys in the Great Lakes, for over 40 years. Because of growing concerns about other aquatic invasive species in the region, UMESC has identified strategic directions for research on aquatic invasive species for the Center to pursue during the next five years. This plan was developed by UMESC scientists and was reviewed at a June 2004 workshop attended by Federal and state agencies and non-governmental organizations concerned with invasive species issues in the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes basins. The final strategic document has now been aproved by UMESC management and the plan is being implemented.

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