General Watershed Data: General Watershed Data

A Field Guide to Aquatic Exotic Plants and Animals
(Great Lakes Sea Grant Network) - pictures and descriptions of aquatic exotic plants and animals.

Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
(MSU) - a brochure with a list of 47 plant invaders.

Aquatic Nuisance Identification Cards
(UMN - to order free of charge) pictures and description of many aquatic nuisance species.

Butterfly Gardening – Attracting Butterflies to Gardens in the Great Lakes Watershed
fact sheet with identified plants that attract butterflies.

Canada Thistle
(USDA) - fact sheet with description, habitat, distribution and problem.

Conserving and Planting Trees at Development Sites
(CWP) - specific ways to incorporate more trees into development sites.

Construction Techniques of Building Around Trees
fact sheet to save valuable trees in landscapes.

Eurasian Watermilfoil
a fact sheet on the origin, distribution and ecological threat.

Fish and Wildlife Resources of the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands within the U.S.
overview of fish and wildlife resources, impact of Great Lakes water level fluctuations, common and scientific names for vegetation, fish and other wildlife.

Functions and Values of Wetlands
(EPA) the beneficial services wetlands provide for fish and wildlife.

Genetic Variability in Wild Rice
collaborative effort between the resource biologists at GLIFWC and scientists at the University of Wisconsin to assess the nature and extent of genetic variation within populations of wild rice in the upper Midwest.

Genetic Variation in Wild Rice (zizania palustris var. palustris)
extends the previous project results by testing a more extensive area and more DNA markers were used.

Japanese Honeysuckle
fact sheet showing the history in US and prevention and control.

Landscaping for Wildlife and Water Quality
(to order) by C. Henderson, C. Dindorf, and F. Rozumalski, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1999

Landscaping with Native Plants
(EPA) - description of what a native and a non-native plant is and why you should grow native plants.

Marine and Estuarine Protection
(EPA) - programs and activities (to order).

Michigan Flora – Parts I, II, & III
(Voss, E) books that include full keys for identification of gymnosperms, monocots and dicots in Michigan

Native Plant Gardening
introduction to the benefits of landscaping with nature and some tips for getting started.

Natural Landscaping for Public Officials
(EPA) - the basic principles and benefits of natural landscaping.

Purple Loosestrife
pictures and pest status of purple loosestrife.

Purple Loosestrife in Michigan
the arrival, distribution, botanical information, habitat and growth strategy, ecological effects and control measures concerning purple loosestrife.

Rain Gardens – a how-to manual for homeowners
(UofW Extension & WDNR) info needed to design and build rain gardens.

Rain Gardens – a household way to improve water quality in your community
(UofW Extension & WDNR) - tips for productive rain gardens.

Survey of the Literature on the Economic Impact of Aquatic Weeds
a summary providing a basis for estimating the general effects of aquatic weeds.

Tree Driplines and Root Locations
fact sheet to understand underground structure of trees.

Urban Tree Planting Guide
(CWP - Center for Watershed Protection)

Water Chestnut
fact sheet on origin, distribution and ecological threat.

Wild Ones – Landscaping with Native Plants
(Wild Ones) - promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices.

“So how much is it worth?”
(USACE) - Evaluation of the economic impacts of recreational fishing under different aquatic plants conditions