Dr John Rybczyk
During my Internship with the Coeur d’Alene (CDA) Tribe (The Tribe Lake Management Department. I planned to learn about the extent, impact, and the effectiveness of treatments for aquatic invasive plants. I have primarily worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Water Resources Specialist, Ben Scofield, executing aquatic plant surveys on the Southern end of Coeur d’Alene Lake and several connected lakes and rivers. These surveys are performed twice a summer, before and after a harvester removes submerged vegetation, at the same sites to determine overall species composition and the distribution of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and its hybrid, as well as the effectiveness of the harvest treatments. When I refer to milfoil throughout this report, I am referring to Eurasian watermilfoil and its hybridized forms. During my time with the Water Resources Department, I also learned the lake faces other ecological challenges.
Hays, Jeremy, "Couer d'Alane Tribe Water Resources" (2022). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 7.
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