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Here is a selection of relevant and informative articles and summaries about lake management and water system management.

*For information on shoreline protection and management, please visit the homepage of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

 

Conservation

Conservation guidelines for Michigan lakes and associated natural areas. 2006

Introduction

Ecological Features and Processes of Lakes and Wetlands

Stresses and Threats to Natural Resources of Michigan Lakes

Resource Conservation Opportunities and Management Guidelines

Acknowledgements and References

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Appendices

Status of Michigan’s endangered, threatened, special-concern, and other fishes, 1993-2001

 

Lake and Stream Management

Au Sable River assessment. 2001

Clinton River assessment. 2006 

Compilation of databases on Michigan lakes. 2004

Flint River assessment. 2001

Huron River Assessment. 1995 

Jordan River assessment. 2004

Kalamazoo River assessment. 2005  

Manistee River assessment.  1998 

Manistique River assessment. 2004  

Muskegon River watershed assessment. 1997  

Predicting Water Quality by Relating Secchi-Disk Transparency and Chlorophyll a Measurements to Landsat Satellite Imagery for Michigan Inland Lakes, 2001–2006.

River Raisin assessment. 1998

Rouge River Assessment. 1998 

St. Joseph River assessment. 1999

Tahquamenon River Assessment. 2008  

Thunder Bay River assessment. 2006

Practical considerations of lime application to soft-water lakes. 1957. Waters, T. F.  Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1516, 11pp.

 

Fish Management 

Changes in growth rates of fishes following reduction in population densities by winterkill. 1949. Beckman, W. C. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1206, 17pp. (See also 110-REP-206)

Competition between white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) and yellow perch (Perca flavescens): results of a whole-lake manipulation. 1990 

Dynamics of good bluegill populations in two lakes with dense vegetation. 1993  

Ecology, management, and status of walleye, sauger, and yellow perch in Michigan. 2007   

Evaluation of the effects of the herbicide Sonar on sport fish populations in Michigan lakes. 2000

Experimental management of stunted bluegill lakes. 1997   

Fish as Indicators of Lake Habitat Quality and a Proposed Application.  2002

Fish communities in warm water lakes. 1981 

Fish production in impoundments and a bibliography with abstracts of the literature on ecology of impoundments. 1967. Cooper, G. P., and G. G. Hubbell.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1737, 70pp.

Management of spawning marshes for northern pike. 1971

Michigan fish stocking guidelines II: with periodic updates. 2004

Returns on some recent plantings of warm-water game fish in Michigan lakes. 1955. Christensen, K. E., and G. P. Cooper.  Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1445, 10pp.

Significance of acid rain to Michigan lakes and their fisheries. 1983.  Schneider, J. C.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Technical Report No. 83-1, 11pp. (See also 110-REP-474) (IFR Call Number: 110-REP-474)

The food and feeding habits of the bluegill and yellow perch in lakes with good and poor fishing. 1972. Laarman, P. W., and J. C. Schneider. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1790, 29pp.

The sport fisheries of the twenty largest inland lakes in Michigan. 1976 

The value of stocking and of environmental improvement in fish management. 1948. Hazzard, A. S. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1171, 9pp.