On one set of starting blocks, picture the mass of invasive carp occupying the Mississippi River system and its tributaries, moving ever North in search of the food resources necessary to sustain them. On another set of starting blocks, picture the combined state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, and commercial anglers working to invent, fund, and install barriers to slow the invasive carp march northward.
The finish line is the Great Lakes — connected to the Mississippi River tributaries through the Chicago Area Waterway System — where scientific studies have modeled their….READ MORE.
by Drew Youngdyke
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