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From report A Little Fish with Big Influence: Topeka Shiner Cooperative Recovery in Southwest Minnesota

A tiny but charismatic minnow, the Topeka shiner is the focus of a Cooperative Recovery Effort among various State and Federal partners, including several programs within the Service. Once abundant in prairie headwater streams, the Topeka shiner was listed as endangered in 1998 because of dramatic declines due to changes in habitat and water quality throughout its range.
From report Montreal Riverbank Stabilization and Fish Habitat Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office helped stabilize an eroding bank and provide in- stream fish habitat on the Montreal River. The work primarily benefits brook trout and other fish which inhabit this interstate section of the river.
From report An Orchid Rises Again in Ohio

In January of this year biologists for the Columbus Ohio Field Office of Fish and Wildlife joined with individuals from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to conduct some management at a site where small whorled pogonia had not been seen since 2008. This June two vegetative plants were observed at the site!The last time this many plants were observed was over 10 years ago!
From report Mayflies, Management, and Orchids at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

At the end of June staff from the Ottawa NWR and the Columbus Ohio Ecological Services Office braved swarms of mayflies, biting mosquitoes, and boot-deep water to monitor the eastern prairie fringed orchid. Despite the harsh conditions for biologists, the rainy summer and previous management created ideal conditions for the orchid with a record number of over 1,300 at one site!
From report Bioblitzing with Youth
3 day youth Bioblitz camp was held this week. Monarch eggs were found on 2 refuge units!

Urban Youth conducted a three-day bioblitz on the Refuge. Campers found monarch eggs,
From report Seasons of the Refuge
Bloomington Education and Visitor Center's art gallery exhibits Seasons of the Refuge done by youth open til June 30.

Bloomington Education and Visitor Center's art gallery exhibits Seasons of the Refuge done by the students who participate in our Refuge Partner School Program. Exhibit runs through June 30. To find out more about the Refuge Partner School Program please visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Minnesota_Valley/visit/for_educators.html
From report American Woodcock Habitat Enhancement and Surveys – Ashland FWCO 2015

Three habitat restoration projects were completed in northern Wisconsin during the late winter of 2015 to benefit American woodcock and other wildlife species. Also as part of nationwide woodcock management, Ted Koehler and Gary Czypinski from the Service’s Ashland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office survey singing ground routes in Ashland and Bayfield counties.
From report What’s SUPSY?

Katie~ Please post to Genoa facebook page. Have a nice day.
From report Sturgeon Make a Big Splash at Detroit River Festival

The Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office along with the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Geological Survey, and Michigan Sea Grant partnered together for the First Annual Detroit River Sturgeon Day along the Detroit River. Over 200 students from University Prep Science and Math High School in Detroit attended the event.
From report Lake Sturgeon Use New Fishway to make Historic Return to Spawning Grounds in the Great Lakes

Operation of a newly constructed fishway on the Menominee River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula marks the first time in nearly 100 years that sturgeon are able to move past dams to vital spawning grounds upstream.
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