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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
16 November 2007

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Lake Ontario United
www.lakeontariounited.com

Lake Ontario United is an online community of professional and amateur fishers, charter captains, environmentalists, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and others who are all interested in helping preserve and make our lakes as rich and enjoyable for future generations as they are today.

Wisconsin's Coastal Access Guide
www.aqua.wisc.edu/glct

The Great Lakes Circle Tour leads you around the largest freshwater system on the planet - but the main route often takes you far from the water's edge. This site shows you where to pull off the highway for a quiet beach, a hidden lighthouse, or a secluded park.

Northern Great Lakes Forest Project
www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/
states/michigan/preserves/art17158.html

The Conservancy along with the State of Michigan and The Forestland Group, LLC has created the largest conservation corridor in the Midwest by connecting 2.5 million acres. The project prevents land fragmentation and incompatible development by establishing buffers around major sites such as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

International Upper Great Lakes Study Releases Progress Report
www.iugls.org/en/news/MediaRelease
IUGLS_Nov_1_07_E.pdf

The International Upper Great Lakes Study has released its semiannual Progress Report highlighting the many research projects and other initiatives already under way. Included in the report were initial results from work currently underway in the St. Clair River that has already captured more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) of the river bed on videotape.

Wetter climate and earlier snowmelt runoff noted in Great Lakes basin study
www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1813

While water levels in the Great Lakes are dropping, more precipitation is actually falling on the Great Lakes basin now than in the past, according to this new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Genetic Guidelines for Fisheries Management
www.conservationminnesota.org

This interactive Web manual is a genetics primer for fishery and hatchery managers involved in fishery stocking programs and captive aquaculture. It is also oriented to fisheries decision-makers hoping to gain a basic understanding of the role genetics plays in addressing problems and opportunities in their work.


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