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.

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.

Brooks Township Land Use Vision
recommendation of ways the health of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, forests and prairies can be improved.

Ecosystem Management at Houghton Lake, MI with Emphasis on Wild Rice (zizania aquatica) ecology
study on decline of waterfowl on Houghton Lake due partially to the decline in wild rice.

Ethnobotany of the Anishinaabek Northern Great Lakes Indians
dissertation by Scott Heron concerning the ethnobotany of Anishinaabek Northern Great Lakes Indians.

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.

Hydroaccoustic Assessment of Pre- and Post-treatment Vegetation – Houghton Lake
USACE - comparison of hydroaccoustic changes in submersed vegetation.

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

Natural Features Inventory and Management Recommendations for Muskegon State Game Area
Prepared by: Jesse M. Lincoln, Michael J. Monfi ls, Yu Man Lee, Peter J. Badra, Aaron P. Kortenhoven, Helen D. Enander, Brian Klatt, and Joshua G. Cohen.

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

Natural Newaygo, Brooks Township Land Use Vision Project
identification guide to the natural features of the Newaygo area.

Plants for Stormwater Design
(Daniel Shaw and Rusty Schmidt) guide for Upper Midwest designers in selecting plant species.

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

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.