Aquatic species and aquatic habitats publications
Application for a Permit to Control Aquatic Plants, Algae, Swimmer's Itch, and Leeches. Includes contact information for Regional Fisheries Managers.
Application for a Permit to Transplant or Collect Aquatic Plants.
Excavated Ponds for Wildlife. Booklet.
Field Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Minnesota. A tool for anyone interested in identifying and learning about Minnesota freshwater mussels. Contains photographs, shell descriptions, habitat associations, and distribution maps. Also contains general information about mussels, their importance in the ecosystem, threats to their survival, collection methods and collection regulations.
Freshwater Mussels of the Upper Mississippi River, Wisconsin DNR. 63 pg. booklet.
Guide to Aquatic Plants: Identification and Management. 2000. 52 pp.
Healthy Rivers: A Water Course instructional CD ROM is a captivating program to understand the ecology and management of river and stream systems. Featuring 220+ screens of information exploring the complexity and diversity of river systems. Color photos and maps, illustrations, and graphic animations. Over 100 audio interviews, video clips, and music segments. More than 100 links within the program, 100+ links to external web sites, and a complete bibliography of over 100 references.
Lake Mapping in Minnesota. 2000. Foldout brochure.
Lake Mapping Program Lake Maps.
Lake Vegetation Reports alphabetically by county.
Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality represents six years of research and the collaborative efforts of Carrol Henderson, DNR non-game wildlife specialist, Carolyn Dindorf, award-winning soil and water conservationist, and Fred Rozumalski, highly acclaimed landscape ecologist. Learn techniques to prevent shoreline erosion, restore wildlife habitat, wildflowers and clean water. This book will show you alternatives to the conventional practice of planting "lawn all the way to the lake," a practice detrimental both to wildlife and to water quality. Lakescaping includes chapters about the lake ecosystems, designing lakeshore landscapes, site preparation and general tips on stewardship of the land and water. Not only for lakeshore owners, the ideas presented in this book also apply to landscaping along rivers, streams, and wetlands.
Listed Mussel Species in Minnesota - Status 2/1/00.
Minnesota's Native Reptiles and Amphibians Selected References.
Reconnecting Rivers: Natural Channel Design in Dam Removals and Fish Passage. 2010. Documents river restoration and reconnection projects that have helped restore stream health and connectivity.
Restore Your Shore. This powerful multimedia program for shoreland owners and professionals is available online to use in implementing shoreland restoration and protection projects. It is a continuation of the DNR's lakescaping series, including, the very popular book Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality. Numerous lakeshore restoration demonstration sites and a series of 14 shoreland property owner workshops followed the publication of the book.
Swimmer's Itch Fact Sheet
Turtles and Turtle Watching for the North Central States, by John J. Moriarty. Pocket-sized guide covers 13 turtle species of the North Central states. It provides suggestions on where and how to observe them. Keys help with identification, as well as information on habitats, natural history and basking habits. Distribution maps show where the various species live. Published by the Nongame Wildlife Program. Cost $9.95, 57 pages, 2004.
Winged Mapleleaf Mussel and Higgins Eye Pearly Mussel, Freshwater Mussels Threatened with Extinction. 19-page booklet.
What every native plant seller should know about harmful exotic aquatic plants
What every water gardener and shoreline restorer should know about harmful exotic aquatic plants
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