Because nature is always changing, conservation is a complex subject to cover. We’ve partnered up with DPTV to start a conservation conversation across the Great Lakes region about current threats and potential solutions facing the Great Lakes.
Past and Future Broadcasts:
- February 18 – “Northern Forests”
- May 6 – "Migratory Birds”
- August 5 – "Wild Places"
- August 5 – SPECIAL! "The Algae Crisis"
- November 12 – “Native Fisheries”
Watch the Great Lakes Now broadcasts below.
The Great Lakes once boasted as many as 150 species of fish in their vast waters. Today, some of those species are gone forever while the populations of others are greatly reduced. What is being done to restore Great Lakes native fisheries to their former glory?
From the world’s largest collection of freshwater islands and sand dunes to unique habitat types such as granitic bald mountains and fens, the Great Lakes contain some of the best “wild places” on Earth.
The Great Lakes contain one of the largest remaining swaths of unbroken hardwood forest in the United States. This DPTV episode will explore the challenges facing one of Earth’s most precious resources and what can be done to keep our forests growing into the 21st Century and beyond.
Over 5 billion dollars are spent annually preventing the spread of aquatic invasives across the Great Lakes.
Millions of birds migrate through the Great Lakes every year, using wetlands, forests, shoreline and more than 32,000 islands as stopover sites.
Algal bloom tinged water and shorelines littered with sharp zebra mussels keep tourists away from the world’s largest freshwater system.
Did you know that Michigan is second only to California in the diversity of crops produced? Yet with increasing demands on our food production, we must ensure that our freshwater needs are met, too. See how we’re working with the farming industry in this video