Here is a selection of relevant and informative articles and summaries about lake management and water system management.
*For information on shoreline protection and management, please visit the homepage of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.
Conservation guidelines for Michigan lakes and associated natural areas. 2006
Ecological Features and Processes of Lakes and Wetlands
Stresses and Threats to Natural Resources of Michigan Lakes
Resource Conservation Opportunities and Management Guidelines
Acknowledgements and References
Status of Michigan’s endangered, threatened, special-concern, and other fishes, 1993-2001
Lake and Stream Management
Au Sable River assessment. 2001
Clinton River assessment. 2006
Compilation of databases on Michigan lakes. 2004
Kalamazoo River assessment. 2005
Manistee River assessment. 1998
Manistique River assessment. 2004
Muskegon River watershed assessment. 1997
Predicting Water Quality by Relating Secchi-Disk Transparency and Chlorophyll a Measurements to Landsat Satellite Imagery for Michigan Inland Lakes, 2001–2006.
St. Joseph River assessment. 1999
Tahquamenon River Assessment. 2008
Thunder Bay River assessment. 2006
Practical considerations of lime application to soft-water lakes. 1957. Waters, T. F. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1516, 11pp.
Changes in growth rates of fishes following reduction in population densities by winterkill. 1949. Beckman, W. C. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1206, 17pp. (See also 110-REP-206)
Competition between white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) and yellow perch (Percaflavescens): results of a whole-lake manipulation. 1990
Dynamics of good bluegill populations in two lakes with dense vegetation. 1993
Ecology, management, and status of walleye, sauger, and yellow perch in Michigan. 2007
Evaluation of the effects of the herbicide Sonar on sport fish populations in Michigan lakes. 2000
Experimental management of stunted bluegill lakes. 1997
Fish as Indicators of Lake Habitat Quality and a Proposed Application. 2002
Fish communities in warm water lakes. 1981
Fish production in impoundments and a bibliography with abstracts of the literature on ecology of impoundments. 1967. Cooper, G. P., and G. G. Hubbell. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1737, 70pp.
Management of spawning marshes for northern pike. 1971
Michigan fish stocking guidelines II: with periodic updates. 2004
Returns on some recent plantings of warm-water game fish in Michigan lakes. 1955. Christensen, K. E., and G. P. Cooper. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1445, 10pp.
Significance of acid rain to Michigan lakes and their fisheries. 1983. Schneider, J. C. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Technical Report No. 83-1, 11pp. (See also 110-REP-474) (IFR Call Number: 110-REP-474)
The food and feeding habits of the bluegill and yellow perch in lakes with good and poor fishing. 1972. Laarman, P. W., and J. C. Schneider. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1790, 29pp.
The sport fisheries of the twenty largest inland lakes in Michigan. 1976
The value of stocking and of environmental improvement in fish management. 1948. Hazzard, A. S. Michigan Department of Conservation, Ann Arbor, Fisheries Research Report 1171, 9pp.