My position at Michigan
State University is funded, in part, through the Fisheries Division
of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MDNR, together
with several other management agencies and Michigan State University,
form PERM, the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. Several
faculty members at MSU are suuported by PERM.
Through my PERM activities, I have participated in several Fisheries
DIvision endavors, including:
- In 1997-1998,
I was a member of Fisheries Division's "Watershed Approach to
Re-engineering Team". Our group was charged with developing a
gameplan by which Fisheries Division could adopt a watershed approach
to fisheries management.
- In 1998-1999,
I chaired a committee charged with reviewing and updating the fishing
regulations for trout and salmon in inland waters of Michigan. This
committee generated a classificaiton system for regulations that took
effect in spring 2000.
- I continue to
be a member of the Reseaerch Inventory and Planning committee. This
committee is working to standardize Fisheries Division's assessment
activities in inland lakes and streams.