pdf 2_Les Cheneaux Conceptual Proposal 8/17/2011

Conceptual Project Outline: Biological Control of Eurasian Watermilfoil with theMilfoil Weevil, Euhrychiopsis lecontei in Bays of Lake Huron

Authors: Rebecca McMenamin

Author Affiliation: EnviroScience, Inc.

Journal: Prepared for the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council, August 2011

Abstract:  Demonstrate the potential for milfoil weevils to provide sustainable and low maintenance control of EWM in three bays of Lake Huron. This objective will be accomplished by stocking a total of 65,000 milfoil weevils in approximately 16 locations over a two-year period beginning in July of 2011. In 2013, a follow-up monitoring survey of all program sites will be completed to document the extent to which the weevils have controlled the EWM in the project areas. It is expected that Eurasian watermilfoil will transition from a dominant species to a relatively small part of the overall plant community.