Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species

On January 15, 2013 Detroit Public TV and The Nature Conservancy hosted a seminar on Invasive Species in the Great Lakes.  Learn more about what the species are, how they arrived, and what their impacts have been and might be.  Watch it now >


This Great Lakes Now special was moderated by veteran journalist Christy McDonald, the panels included:

Panel #1: They’re Here! (and it’s more than just Carp!)
Patrick Doran, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, Moderator

  • Kathryn Buckner, President, Council of Great Lakes Industries
  • Dr. Marc Gaden, Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Dr. Hugh MacIsaac, Professor at the University of Windsor and Director of the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network
  • Paul Pacholski, President, Ohio-Lake Erie Charter Boat Association

Panel #2: The Search for Solutions
Lindsay Chadderton, Director, Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species, The Nature Conservancy, Moderator

  • Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee
  • Matt DossPolicy Director, Great Lakes Commission
  • Phil Moy, Assistant Director of Research, Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • Sara LeSage, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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For more information about the panel discussion you can read the press release or email

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