INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE GREAT LAKES
- •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:
I urge anyone who loves MeatEater–or, for that matter, anyone who loves hunting and fishing and eating wild game–to hurry over and check out the first of our Conservation Field Notes videos. We are making these videos in conjunction with the non-profit Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, which received vital sponsorship backing from Bass Pro Shops. The reason that the MeatEater team chose to work with TRCP is summed up nicely by that organization’s rallying cry: Guaranteeing You a Place to Hunt and Fish. We love them for it, and because they wage a nonstop battle for wild lands conservation, day-in and day-out. What’s more, they’re not afraid to take unpopular stances when they know it’s the right thing to do for hunters and anglers. The aim of these Conservation Field Notes is simple: to alert you about specific issues that are imminent threats to our hunting and fishing lands, and to tell you how to join in the battle. So please, get your little butts over to http://www.trcp.org/community/conservation-field-notes. You owe it to yourself and to your kids. –Steven Rinella