The purpose of the Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative (Collaborative) is to facilitate cooperation and the transfer of knowledge about this highly invasive aquatic plant amongst stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes. The Collaborative will connect the stakeholder community, share advances in science and management, and serve as the primary online resource center for hydrilla-related information.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District (USACE Buffalo) is the proponent of the Collaborative, and Ecology and Environment is serving as the facilitator. The Collaborative is being funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. As the proponent, USACE Buffalo recognized that a regional Collaborative was needed in response to the growing urgency regarding the spread of hydrilla within and adjacent to the Great Lakes Basin, coupled with the need to focus on the critical role that prevention plays in the management of invasive species.
While the focus of the collaborative is Great Lakes-specific, we welcome the input and participation of those outside the Great Lakes.
We invite you to participate in the Collaborative by attending webinars, reading and utilizing information on this website, contributing resources and insights to this site, and joining our stakeholder list to receive email communication.