Catching Up On Carp
The “carp saga” is long-running and complex; my probable approach will be to send information out when there’s a big development or a good “starting place” in the coverage.
The Detroit Free Press has a good six part series newly released, addressing many of the important complications from a Great Lake-based orientation. The series has also generated an “opposing viewpoint” column from the Corps of Engineers, which is also worthy of attention.
Not to be outdone, and to reinforce the perception that the Great Lakes region has a very substantial interest in the carp problem, the Detroit News also has posted about alarming news from scientists concerning evidence that carp are approaching the Lakes.
Closer to home (my home in Minnesota at least), the National Park Service Mississippi National River and Recreation Area hosts a “Mississippi River Forum” monthly. Next month’s event, scheduled for August 26, is “Carpzilla” which will examine the carp problem from the standpoint of the encroaching invasive species threat up the Mississippi River and what can be and is being done. Go here for more information, RSVP/registration, etc.