MILC Session 2 Aquatic Plants
From Renae Siler
Erick Elgin, MSU Extension; Jo Latimore, MSU; and Paul Skawinski, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Submersed aquatic plants are an important component of lake ecosystems and provide many beneficial services. Yet, aquatic plants are often identified simply as “cabbage” or “milfoil”, which overlooks the wonderful diversity present in Michigan’s lakes. Furthermore, aquatic invasive species can often be confused with native look-alikes, which may spur improper management actions or inaction. This workshop will consist of a lecture covering aquatic plant identification 101 mixed with interactive identification activities. Participation in this workshop will help advance submersed aquatic plant identification skills and foster a growing appreciation of native aquatic plants found in Michigan’s lakes.Learn more about Michigan Inland Lakes Convention presentations here.