Muskegon River Watershed: Muskegon River Watershed

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

A Gallery of Great Lakes Fish Species
(GLFC) photos to download and use.

A Gallery of Sea Lampreys
(GLFC) images and photos to download and use.

A Survey of Fish-community and Habitat Goals/Objectives/Targets and Status in Great Lakes Areas of Concern
(GLFC) - recommendations for water quality and fishing managers on how to achieve greater coordination and integration of planning.

Analysis of Wild Rice at Houghton Lake, MI
impact on waterfowl, fisheries and water quality due to the loss of wild rice in Houghton Lake, MI.

Big Rapids Riverwalk: An Environmental Assessment
an environmental assessment by FSU students about the Riverwalk Project.

Brown Trout
a fact sheet about brown trout.

Conservation Guidelines for Michigan Lakes and Associated Natural Resources
- (O'Neal et al - MDNR) - identifies the general goals of MDNR fisheries and wildlife management program.

Contaminants in Fishes from Great Lakes-Influenced Sections and above Dams of Three Michigan Rivers
1994 & 1995 studies of concentrations of chemicals in composite samples of fishes and the adverse effects on bald eagles and mink which consume these fishes.

Diet, Feeding Rate, Growth, Mortality and Production of Juvenile Steelhead in a Lake Michigan Tributary
(Godby et al) - Bigelow Creek is studied and compared in this publication.

Ecology of Mysis relicta in the Great Lakes
seeks an accurate assessment of mysis relicta and its abundance and distribution in the Great Lakes.

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.

Fish Community and Fishery of Houghton Lake, Roscommon County, with Emphasis on Walleyes and Northern Pike
(UofM & MDNR) - survey of fish populations and angler catch from 01/01 thru 03/02.

an internet database of information about particular species of fish.

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

G.L.F.T. Feature
a video of a Michigan Out-of-doors broadcast (2003) that features that Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

Great Lakes Areas of Concern
(EPA) - 43 areas of concern (AOC) have been identified and are included on this website, including Muskegon Lake.

Great Lakes Fish Stocking
(GLFC) a centralized, comprehensive database of all fish stocked into the Great Lakes from artificial propagation.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust
a video broadcast in 2003 about the GLFT with a short excerpt from the Muskegon River Initiative video.

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

Mercury in the Upper Midwest: A Must-Read Report for Anglers in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
(IWLA) examines the extent of mercury-contaminated game fish in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Michigan Fish Atlas Maps
(MDNR) maps showing distributions of fish in Michigan, both historical and current.

Michigan Lake Finder
database of Michigan lakes by name, county or fish species. Also, gives depth, acreage and fish species of each lake.

Michigan State Game Areas and other Wildlife Areas
(MDNR) an alphabetical listing of Michigan's State Game Areas and other wildlife areas with corresponding maps.

Michigan’s Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
a brochures listing blue ribbon trout streams in the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan.

Muskegon County Resource Plan
(Muskegon Co. Steering Com) - resources, prioritized county problems and concerns and implementation strategies.

Muskegon Lake Community Action Plan
2002 Remedial Action Plan Update

Muskegon River Management Plan
companion to Muskegon River Watershed Assessment. These documents provide a comprehensive watershed plan to aid Fisheries Division and partners.

Overview of the Michigan Rivers Inventory (MRI) Project
(UMICH) - overall purpose of the MRI has been to study comparative ecology of Michigan Rivers.

Phase I Final Report for the Muskegon River Initiative Assessment
(Keiser & Assoc) - evaluation of existing organizational infrastructure and knowledge base for serving the needs of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust's "River Initiative"

Research Monitoring of the Lake Michigan Ecosystem Research
(NOAA) - monitor and assess the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.

Riparian Zone Management and Trout Streams: 21st Century and Beyond
(MDNR Fisheries) importance and values of river corridors.

Section 302 Reconnaissance Report on Aquatic Plant Control for Houghton Lake and Lake St. Helen, MI
feasibility study in 1986 of providing measures for the control of aquatic growth in these two lakes.

Sportfishing Catch and Effort from the Michigan Waters of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie & Superior
(MDNR) objective of creel monitoring program is to obtain a continuous record of sport catch, catch rates and catch composition.

State of Michigan’s Environment 2003 Second Biennial Report
(MDEQ) - continues to follow trends in important environmental indicators.

Tumor-like Anomalies in Lake Michigan Zooplankton
research involving tumor-like anomalies in zooplankton (GLERL).

Walleye Stocking in Houghton Lake
(DNR) - survey conducted to evaluate juvenile walleye recruitment in Houghton Lake.