Sign up for webinar to learn about red swamp crayfish invasion response
Invasive species pose a threat to Michigan’s environment, economy, and sometimes even human health. What is at stake? What is being done?
The new NotMISpecies webinar series from Michigan’s Invasive Species Program takes an in-depth look at efforts across the state to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants, insects, animals and diseases.
If you are concerned about the effects of invasive species or interested in the techniques used to control them, join us as we examine species-specific actions, innovations in research and technology, and programs designed to help communities prevent and manage harmful invasive species.
The next webinar in the series is:
Delicious but dangerous: Responding to the Michigan red swamp crayfish invasion
Nov. 17, 9 to 10 a.m.
The newest crayfish invader in Michigan draws a spectrum of opinions. Although many associate red swamp crayfish with crawfish boils, they are also one of the world’s most widespread invasive crayfish species and can have a range of negative effects. Join us to learn about the risks red swamp crayfish pose, the ongoing response efforts in Michigan and the research underway to improve control efforts. Presenters Lucas Nathan, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Michigan DNR, and Brian Roth, associate professor at Michigan State University, will share their field experience and answer questions.
Each webinar is presented live, with recordings available for viewing approximately one week after the live event. Learn more about the NotMISpecies webinar series.