October 1, 2019

Photo: Thank you, Dave Crawford of Nipigon, Ontario. This image of Ruby Lake was taken this fall with Lake Superior’s Nipigon Bay in the distance.

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Relocated Caribou Show Positive Signs

Caribou tracks were observed on all of the beaches visited on Lake Superior's Caribou Island. (Photo: Leo Lepiano) A group from the Wawa area has a positive report regarding status of caribou relocated to a Lake Superior island.  Six caribou, 4 females and two males, were relocated from Michipicoten Island to Caribou Island in February and March of 2018. The …

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Enbridge Line 3 Final Environmental Impact Statement Review Process Restarts

An interactive map of the proposed Enbridge Line 3 (red) and the existing Line 3 (black) is accessible from the Honor the Earth website: http://www.honorearth.org/stop_line_3 The following Tribal and environmental groups have actively opposed the Enbridge Line 3 project, which transports oil products from the Hardisty, Alberta tar sands, to refineries in Superior, Wisconsin. Honor the EarthFriends of the HeadwatersLeech …

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IJC seeks comments after the Step In and Speak Out series

Great Lakes public meeting locations for Step In and Speak Out series that was run by the International Joint Commission. (Source: International Joint Commission website. https://ijc.org/en/ijc-invites-you-step-and-speak-out-great-lakes-public-meetings-set-june-september-2019) The International Joint Commission (IJC) held public meetings from June through September, 2019, in six communities within the Great Lakes watershed (see image above). These gatherings were intended to create dialogue between all people …

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Wisconsin DNR Releases Draft Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan

Lake Superior Fisheries management work on the Hack Noyes Research Vessel. (Photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Flikr: Fisheries Management album) Draft Fisheries Management Plan 2020–2029 available for public comment Last month the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources presented their Draft Lake Superior Fisheries Management Plan 2020–2029. It was developed through Advisory Panel Meetings from the initial stakeholder meeting on …

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New Great Lakes Water Life Database

Screen capture of the home page of the new Great Lakes Water Life Database. Click the image to visit the site. (Source: Great Lakes Water Life database) Environmental researchers and managers are invited to check out The Great Lakes Water Life (GLWL) database: an inventory of fauna that spend all or most of their life cycle in the waters of …

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Flotsam and Jetsam...

• Synthesis of the 2019 Lake Superior Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative Workshop

• DuluthNewsTribune - Restoration of Lake Superior’s Largest Sandspit Completed

• SeaGrant GreatLakesNetwork - Great Lakes AOC photoessay

• SciTechDaily - Microplastics in the Great Lakes: 1,941 Particles Per Pound of Sediment

• CBC - Lake Superior among the fastest warming lakes in the world, U.S. researcher says

• NWF - New Report Shows How States, Feds Can Confront PFAS Crisis

• [VIDEO] U.S. Fish & Wildlife - Learn to identify black carp

• MPRNews - Isle Royale wolf relocation project resumes; 15 now roaming the island

• MichiganRadio - For the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, this has always been home

• GreatLakesNow - Lake Superior lighthouse sold to tech exec for $159K

• PostBulletin - So You Want to be a Lake Superior Charter Captain

• TBNewsWatch - Environmental Concerns Delay “Repurposing” of Red Rock Mill

Upcoming Great Lakes Events

• Oct 9-11: 2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, Québec City, QC

• Oct 9-11: State of Lake Huron Conference, Saginaw, MI

• Oct 22: [Webinar] Great Lakes Observing System Strategic Plan

• Oct 23: Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) Annual Conference and Training

• Nov 19: 8th Biennial State of the Straight Conference, Windsor, ON

Opportunities and Application Deadlines

• Position Open Until Filled: Minnesota Sea Grant - Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator

• Position Open Until Filled: University of Minnesota Sea Grant - Resilience Extension Educator

• Position Open Until Filled: US Water Alliance - VP Programs & Strategy

• Great Lakes Protection Fund - Project Development Manager

• Job Opportunities: Great Lakes Commission

• Apply by Dec 1: IAGLR Scholarships

• Apply by Nov 1: 2020-21 Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grants Available

• Submit LOI by Nov 5: NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Funding Opportunity

• Submit Abstracts by Nov 15: Wetland Science Conference Call For Presentations