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Proposed Federal Cuts Threaten Local AIS Efforts

The federal budget proposed last week by President Trump eliminates the Sea Grant Program completely and slashes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) from $300 million to just $10 million dollars a year. These cuts will have a profound impact on Minnesota’s … Continue reading

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NRC Bans Chocolate in Bear Bait

Minnesota Conservation Federation – A little over a year ago, Michigan’s bear hunting organizations asked the Natural Resources Commission to consider banning chocolate in bear bait to reduce the risk of harming non-target wildlife. Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be … Continue reading

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Free Webinar – How to Prevent AIS Spread During Fishing Tournaments – Wed., April 12

Almost weekly I receive emails from lake folks concerned about the risk of AIS spread during fishing tournaments. With tournaments permitted in infested lakes one week, and uninfested lakes the next, their concern is not unfounded. Also, public accesses tend to be … Continue reading

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