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Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands: Inland Lake Fish Habitats and Fisheries in a Changing Environment

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A three part VIRTUAL educational & informational series for those living on or recreating in our local lakes and waterways.

Developed by: Friends of Spider Lake and Rennie Lake, Michigan

Saturday, June 27th | 10:30am – 12:00pm
Inland Lakes Fish Habitats and Fisheries in a Changing Environment
Presentation by: Dr. Joe Nohner, Fisheries Biologist, Michigan
Dept. of Natural Resources; Coordinator, Midwest Glacial Lakes

Whether it’s pursuing Bluegill on the ice, Walleye from the boat, or another quarry, fishing on inland lakes is a major component to Michigan’s culture, recreation, and economy. In fact, almost half of the angling trips in Michigan’s $2.3 B fisheries are on inland lakes. However, our lakes are changing with a warming and more variable climate. Decreases in ice cover, increases in growing seasons and temperatures, changes to spawning times, warming habitats, and other effects are all expected. How will this affect anglers’ ability to catch their favorite fishes? This presentation will discuss some of the changes that we’re seeing in lakes across the Midwest due to climate change now and outline some of the changes we expect to see to fish habitat, fish populations, and ultimately to fishing in Michigan’s lakes. It will further discuss what steps riparian property owners can take to minimize the effects of climate change to fish in their lakes.

Cost:  FREE
Ages:  Adults, all ages welcome
Registration: Click here to register!
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Links to the on-line event will be sent out a couple of days prior to each presentation. Register and mark your calendars now to reserve these dates and times, and join us to learn about our inland lakes and how to protect them.


June 27
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Katie Grzesiak
Patty Hersberger
Ralph Bednarz
Carol Keusel


Boardman River Nature Center
1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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