'Aquatic Invasive Species' was the main topic for Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Jeff Forester key note speaker at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit.
"The relationship between a public who was looking to protect lakes in their entirety, and all the ecological services connected to those lakes, the tax base, as a source of drinking water, the way of life that lakes support, has grown increasingly strained. With each lake that becomes infested with zebra mussels, public impatience has increased. This same tension is evident in other areas of natural resource management."
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