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Natural Resources Publications

Managing a shorelineThe publications linked below are also available in our office or via e-mail.  Many bulletins are also available at the MSU Extension Bookstore


Aquatic Plants and Exotics
Aquatic Plant Management: Identifying & Managing Aquatic Vegetation (Purdue University, APM-3-W)
Biological Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil: A Review of the Native Watermilfoil Weevil (WQ0061)
Common Aquatic Plants of Michigan (EQC2761)
Considering Aquatic Ecosystems: The basis for Michigan's new Water Withdrawal Assessment Process (WQ0060)
A Field Guide for Invasive Plants of Aquatic and Wetland Habitats of Michigan (CH0010)
A Field Identification Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan's Natural Communities  (CH0011)
Guide to the Identification, Mapping and Management of Aquatic Plants of Michigan (WQ0055)
Integrated Pest Management for Nuisance Exotics in Michigan Inland Lakes (WQ0056)
Management of Aquatic Plants (OC0490)
A Michigan Boater's Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants (E3189)
Nuisance Aquatic Plant Control (Michigan DEQ)
Nuisance Aquatic Plant Control Using Algicides and Herbicides (OC0014)
A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites (common reed)

Drinking Water
Nitrate - A Drinking Water Concern (WQ0019)
Plugging Abandoned Wells (WQ0040) ($1.00)


Lakes, Ponds & Wetlands
Does this shoreline restoration require a permit? (OC0675)
A Field Guide for Invasive Plants of Aquatic and Wetland Habitats of Michigan
Great Lakes Wetlands: A Field Guide (E2756)
Home*A*Syst: Managing Shoreline Property to Protect Water Quality (WQ0052)
Lakescaping: Answers to Homeowner Questions About Lakescaping (OC0674)
Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality (Minnesota's Bookstore) ($19.95)
Landscaping for Water Quality (OC0676)
Living with Michigan's Wetlands: A Homeowner's Guide (OC0524)
Maintaining Waterfront Turf to Preserve Water Quality (E0011TURF)
Managing Michigan Ponds for Sport Fishing (E1554)
Natural Shorelines for Inland Lakes
A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites (common reed), Third Edition
Ponds - Planning, Design, Construction (OC0447) 
Pond Management - Frequently Asked Questions (OC0672)
Protect Your Great Lakes Shoreline Home From Wildfires (E3203)
Protecting Michigan's Vanishing Native Shoreline (OC0673)
Protecting Wetlands Along the Great Lakes Shoreline (E2751)
Rebuilding an Eroding Bank on an Inland Lake: A Comparison of Traditional & Prefabricated Encapsulated Soil Lifts (E3198)
Smart Lakefront Plants (CH0003)
Smart Soils: What You Can Do to Reduce Phosphorus? (CH0006)
Water Garden Care (OC0712)
The Water's Edge
What can you do to be "phosphorus smart"? (E3135)


Water Resources
Aquafiers (OC0312)
Groundwater: Everybody's Resource, Everybody's Responsibility (WQ0054)
Home*A*Syst Home Assessment System (WQ0051)
What is Groundwater?  (WQ0035)


Septic System Management (WQ0039)


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