At a Glance

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Registration: Opens at 8:30am

Where: Auditorium, Kellogg Center, East Lansing

Cost: $15 (free for students). Register online by March 1. $20 at the door.

Conference Announcements

The 2019 Great Lakes Conference highlighted key issues in the Great Lakes, including a history of fisheries, Asian Carp prevention, wild rice uses, BMPs in the Lake Erie Basin, restoration efforts, and a virtual tour of Great Lakes wildlife.

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Morning Moderator – Michelle Selzer, Lake Coordinator, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Michelle Selzer, OGL
Engaging Farmers and BMP adoptions in Lake Erie Basin
Andrea Stay, Environmental Stewardship Division, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Environmental Economics – Impacts of Restoration
Christina Pastoria, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Coffee Break
Asian Carp – Innovative Ways for Control
Seth Herbst, Fisheries Division, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Lunch on your own

Afternoon Moderator – Dr. Heather Triezenberg, Michigan Sea Grant Extension


My Great Lakes Salmon Story
Dr. Howard Tanner, Retired
Break and Book Signing by Dr. Tanner
Wild Rice and Tribal Significance
Dr. Jennifer Kanine, Natural Resources Dept., Pokagon Band, Potawatomi; and Steve Allen and Nat Spurr, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Virtual Resources Connecting People to Great Lakes Experiences: Birding Trails, Water Trails and More!
Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant Extension

Conference Materials

About the Conference

This 29th annual Great Lakes conference is offered each year during ANR Week to focus on the current and emerging issues, research, and other noteworthy information related to the Great Lakes and its watershed.  It is sponsored by Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Institute of Water Research, Michigan Sea Grant Extension and the Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources with support from the USGS Water Resources Research Program.  Committee members who helped develop the conference include Lois Wolfson, Heather Triezenberg, Bill Taylor, Stephanie Swart, Michelle Selzer, Matt Preisser, Scott Peacor, Cheryl Murphy, and Bretton Joldersma.

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