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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
15 January 2007

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NISbase: An International Nonindigenous Species Database Network
www.nisbase.org/nisbase/index.jsp

NISBase is a distributed database providing information concerning nonindigenous species. Through this site, users can access information on taxonomy, life history, native and introduced ranges, photos, maps, and impacts of aquatic species introduced around the world.

New GLIN Maps and GIS for the Great Lakes region
gis.glin.net

The mission of GLIN Maps and GIS is to provide a centralized location to discover and acquire geospatial data for areas within the Great Lakes region. Among the new features is the Great Lakes Information Network Data Access Clearinghouse (GLINDA), a data portal through which GIS and geospatial data for the Great Lakes can be acquired.

Great Lakes Day, March 7: "Five Lakes, One Voice"
www.glc.org/greatlakesday

Mark your calendars and plan to attend Great Lakes Day in Washington and related events, March 6-7, 2007. Join congressional leaders to discuss the needs of the Great Lakes region and opportunities for action on a legislative agenda. A preliminary agenda and travel information is now available.

Climate change teaching tools and resources
www.epa.gov/climatechange

Just released: Climate Change Emission Calculator Kit (Climate CHECK). Climate CHECK is a free, Excel-based kit that teaches high-school students about the science, drivers and impacts of climate change and provides them with the knowledge to increase climate-change awareness and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their school. Download Climate CHECK

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 Fisheries
www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries

The vision of the Service and its Fisheries Program is working with partners to restore and maintain fish and other aquatic resources at self-sustaining levels and support Federal mitigation programs for the benefit of the American public.

Riverine Wetlands: Connections, Corridors and Catchments
www.wiscwetlands.org/2007forum.htm

Protection of the many connections and interactions between rivers and their wetlands is vital to watershed health and will require collaboration. Wisconsin Wetlands Association will convene members of the wetland community of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region on Feb. 1-2 in La Crosse, Wisc. to discuss a variety of issues related to riverine wetlands.


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