Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium at Kellogg Center
219 Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48824
The Great Lakes are one of Michigan’s greatest resources, providing recreational opportunities, a premier fisheries resource, food and water for millions of people, a water source for agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries and a refuge for wildlife. This conference will address some of the major benefits that the Great Lakes provide as well as challenges that they continually face. Topics include Agricultural Best Management Practices in the Lake Erie basin, Economic impacts of restoration in the Great Lakes, Control mechanisms for Asian carp, a history of Great Lakes Fisheries, Wild rice and its significance, and virtual bird and water trails in the Great Lakes basin. Dr. Howard Tanner, who was instrumental in bringing Salmon into the Great Lakes, will give a presentation on how this project came about, and will be available for signing his new book on this subject. Copies will be available for purchase at the conference.
Participants: $15 early, $20 on-site
Speakers/Planning Committee: Free
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.