European Frog-bit Collaborative

Connecting stakeholders to advance research on and management of European frog-bit in the Great Lakes 

European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae; EFB) is an invasive aquatic plant that has become established and is spreading within the Great Lakes Basin. European frog-bit has the potential to impact Great Lakes ecosystems, recreation, and commerce through the formation of dense free-floating mats. This species has become the target of monitoring and management for natural resource agencies around the Basin. Concern over EFB in the Great Lakes has created a need for a coordinated management response and the formation of the European Frog-bit Collaborative, a coordinated partnership of decision makers, management partners, researchers, and other stakeholders.

European Frog-Bit Collaborative

Annual Workshop

The third annual European Frog-bit Collaborative Workshop was held on March 11th and 12th, 2021. Seventy-six management, outreach, and research professionals registered for the workshop and 50 attended. Click here for the workshop summary.

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