Advancing Invasive Mussel Science Through Collaboration

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The Invasive Mussel Collaborative was formed in 2014 to advance scientifically sound technology for invasive mussel control to produce measurable ecological and economic benefits in the Great Lakes. A broad membership base of states, provinces, tribal and other entities and a well-organized communication network facilitates the exchange of information between scientists, managers and stakeholders.  The Collaborative provides a framework for communication and coordination, identifying the needs and objectives of resource managers, prioritizing the supporting science, recommending communication strategies, and aligning science and management goals into a common agenda for invasive mussel control.  USGS provides both facilitation and scientific expertise for this effort and is also conducting science for control of invasive mussels.