Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

Did you know that one of the most serious threats to America’s outdoor heritage is invasive species? Nowhere is that threat more evident than in our own Great Lakes. Learn more.

•  Biologists and longtime sportsmen have seen firsthand the devastating effects of invasive species such as the sea lamprey eel, zebra mussels and Asian carp.
•  By wreaking havoc on equipment and on fishing and hunting, invasive species cost the American public $137 billion per year.
•  Hunters and anglers unintentionally spread invasive species from one body of water to another through boats, boots or other gear.

Hunters and anglers are learning how to make a difference in the critically important battle against invasive species. Sportsmen should be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Learn how you can help by visiting these sites:

Season 2: Episode 2


Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Wildlife Forever’s Threat Campaign

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers


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