Lake conservation webinars and reports

We want to share our partners’ efforts to address fish habitat conservation challenges. If you have a webinar, study, or report that you feel should be shared with the partnership, please send it to MGLP Coordinator Joe Nohner, and we will consider including it in future communications. Here are two webinars that may be of interest.

Variable Warming in Lakes of the Upper Midwest and Implications for Sport Fish

When: April 16 at 1 pm CST/2PM EST


Summary: Climate change is predicted to alter sport fish communities in Midwestern lakes, but managers currently have limited information on individual lakes that can be used to set local expectations or intervene with mitigation strategies. With strong participation from the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership, Northeast and North Central CASC supported researchers have combined existing fish and water temperature observations to build models that estimate daily water temperatures and fish habitat metrics for thousands of lakes in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Indiana. This presentation will discuss key findings from several studies, including fishery responses to warming and variability in sensitivity to warming across lakes. It will also cover the use of data visualization to reach the general public and managers with the results.

2018 AFWA Climate Adaptation Surveys

When: May 1st at 12 pm CT


Summary: The results of the 2018 AFWA Climate Adaptation Surveys are in! The Surveys provide insight into state agency activities and needs for fish and wildlife management in a changing climate and helps to identify national-level priorities for advancing the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy. The webinar will cover barriers to implementation, where States are accessing information, state research needs & priorities, survey trends, and major takeaways & recommendations. This is an opportunity for state and federal agency staff and other collaborative partners to get a glimpse at what states are doing to advance climate adaptation for fish and wildlife and how we can coordinate and prioritize our work as a community to be more effective.