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Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum Series – Invasive Species

This January 2022 forum featured invasive species which are causing havoc in the Lake Erie watershed, particularly the threat of the invasive carp. speakers from the USGS, the State of Illinois Office of Water Resources, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Invasive Species Council came together to talk about invasive carp biology, the $858 million Brandon Road Inter-basin Project, and how PA responds to the threat of invasive species. The Great Lakes Commission also provided insight on water use statistics from PA and around the Great Lakes. January 2022.


  • Welcome to the Forum
    Tim Bruno, Chief, Office of the Great Lakes, PA DEP Amber Stilwell, Coastal Outreach Specialist, PA Sea Grant
  • Great Lakes Updates
    Tim Bruno Chief, Offices of the Great Lakes, PA DEP
  • Invasive Carp and Lake Erie
    Status and Risks Duane Chapman Scientist Emeritus, United State Geologic Survey
  • Brandon Road Project Update: Research, Design, and Challenges
    Loren Wobig Office of Water Resources, State of Illinois
  • Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council – Current Priorities and Initiatives
    Kris Abell Coordinator, PA Governor’s Invasive Species Council, PA Department of Agriculture
  • Water Use Statistics and Trends in the Great Lakes and Pennsylvania
    Tom Crane Deputy Director, Great Lakes Commission

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