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Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) Lake Michigan 2015 Report Thumbnail
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The role of the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) is to provide enhanced monitoring and research activities that provide relevant information to address the science priorities of the Lake Partnerships (established under the Lakewide Management Annex of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement) across the Laurentian Great Lakes. The Lake Michigan Partnership, a collaborative team of natural resource managers led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with participation from federal, state, tribal, and local governments or agencies, uses the information collected through CSMI to help develop long term ecosystem-based management strategies for protecting and restoring Lake Michigan’s water quality. On a practical level, CSMI is an intensive effort to collect information on the health of each lake, rotating to one Great Lake each year. In 2015, it was Lake Michigan’s turn. This is an executive summary of the 2015 research results and the associated white paper containing more specific information.

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Summary report of the “Plastics research in the Great Lakes: identifying gaps and facilitating collaboration” session presented during the 60th annual International Association for Great Lakes Research conference (IAGLR) Thumbnail
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This session was one of the largest at the 60th annual IAGLR conference, with 18 oral presentations, 1 poster presentation, and 1 facilitated discussion period. The full list of abstracts (with author contact information) is included as Appendix 1. This session was well-attended throughout the day, with as many as 70 people attending the individual talks.

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Charting New Waters: The Lake Michigan Nearshore Food Web Thumbnail
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What are the most critical concerns facing Lake Michigan? The Great Lakes Regional Research and Information Network (GLRRIN) Lake Michigan team set out to answer this question by bringing together more than 50 government and academic researchers over several meetings to share what’s known, what isn’t, and what information would be most valuable to inform resource managers and others interested in the health of the lake.

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The Helm Spring 2016 Thumbnail
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  • Peoria Stormwater Issue Reaches a Tipping Point
  • Rain Barrel Use Connected to Benefits
  • Stormwater Troopers go Green
  • Crude Oil Transport Brings the Great lakes risks and Benefits
  • Sea Grant Takes AIM in the War on AIS
  • Students Connect with Real-time Buoy Data
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This website provides anglers on Lake Michigan with information about catch rates of rainbow trout, lake trout, Chinook salmon, brown trout, and Coho salmon over the past two decades.

For more detailed information, visit Lake Michigan Fish Atlas

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The Helm Winter 2015 Thumbnail
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  • Plastic Fibers Emerge as Lake Michigan Pollutant
  • From Spin to Lab: Understanding Plastic Sampling in the Great Lakes
  • Researchers Can Now Dip into Years of Great Lakes Data
  • Video Chats Stream Shipboard Scientists to K-12 Classrooms
  • New Illinois Plan Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution in the Gulf
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