Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 6027 careful observation and assessment. This report is updated regularly and is entitled Fishery Status Update. GLIFWC and its member bands have found numerous opportunities to work jointly with other agencies or organizations on a wide variety of resource management projects. For example, GLIFWC: • Cooperates with the USFWS Sea Lamprey Control Program to monitor and develop esti- mates of the lamprey population in Lake Superior and has participated since 1986. • Participates in committees of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, an international body charged with the management and protec- tion of the Great Lakes fishery. • Works with member tribes and fishermen to manage and monitor the Michigan 1842 Treaty commercial fishery for lake trout and whitefish. • Participates in a long-term, joint study of American pine marten in Wisconsin, working extensively with the UW-Madison, WDNR and the Forest Service on the project. • Works with the USFS, WDNR and various weed management cooperatives to control pur- ple loosestrife and leafy spurge. • Shares data with county, state, tribal, and federal agencies from surveys of both upland and aquatic systems for invasive species, includ- ing aquatic invaders like Eurasian water milfoil, spiny water fleas, and zebra mussels. • Cooperates with USFWS, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1854 Treaty Authority, and regional tribes on waterfowl population and wetland enhance- mentactivitiesthroughoutthenorthernMidwest. • Cooperates with state, federal, county, and private agencies annually on wild rice restoration and management. • Participates in the Binational Program to Restore & Protect Lake Superior, an interna- tional body dedicated to the protection of Lake Superior. • Participates in a number of Great Lakes protection and restoration initiatives and bodies including the Great Lakes Executive Committee which is charged with coordinating and facilitat- ing the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. • Participates in a wide variety of fish and wildlife species management committees in Wis- consin, Minnesota and Michigan where collected data are shared. • Works with the USFS to implement a Memorandum of Understanding that is designed to advance the exercise of treaty gathering rights and to guide USFS consultation with tribal gov- ernments regarding environmental impacts of USFS projects. • Works with the WDNR and the USFS to developwildplantharvestregulationsforNational Forests and Wisconsin State properties that are biologically sound and culturally appropriate. • Works with member tribes to implement an agreement with the US Park Service’s Apostle Island National Lakeshore to provide for treaty hunting, gathering and camping on the Apostle Islands and has assisted the Park Service with deer management in the park. • Addresses drug and gang issues coopera- tively with the State of Wisconsin through the Native American Drug and Gang Task Force and has assisted with drug raids in woodland settings. • Makes available resources, such as an air- boat, survival gear, ATVs, and trained personnel, for regional rescue missions if necessary. • Works with the Bureau of Indian Affairs providing wildfire security when necessary, largely in the western states. • Works with USFS, National Park Service, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Historical Society in promoting curriculum and education on climate change as it impacts Ojibwe people.