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Program Partnerships

In keeping with its mission, Sea Grant creates and welcomes opportunities to build successful relationships and projects with academic institutions, agencies, tribes, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, and other entities. The synergy generated by collaborating increases the impact of projects and gives both partners and Sea Grant wider influence. Here is a list of some of our current partners:

Key Program Partnerships

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Federal

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Park Service
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. EPA, Environmental Effects Research Laboratory and Region 5
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

Regional

  • Center for Great Lakes Environmental Ed.
  • Great Lakes Commission
  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission
  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network (NPS)
  • Great Lakes National Program Office (EPA)
  • Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
  • Great Lakes Regional Collaboration
  • Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network
  • Great Lakes Research and Outreach Consortium
  • Great Lakes Science Center (USGS)
  • Lake Superior Biological Station (USGS)
  • NOAA GLERL
  • North Central Regional Aquaculture Center
  • Red River Management Board
  • Regional Stormwater Protection Team

Local/State

  • Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  • Association of Minnesota Counties
  • Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • City of Bayfield, WI
  • Cities of Duluth, Hermantown, Two Harbors, and Proctor, MN
  • City of Duluth Environmental Advisory Council
  • City of Duluth School District
  • City of Superior, WI
  • City of Superior Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Douglas County
  • Harbor Technical Advisory Committee
  • Hennepin County Parks and Recreation
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Island Lake Association
  • Isle Royale National Park (NPS)
  • League of Minnesota Cities
  • Lake County Water Plan Advisory Committee
  • Lake Minnetonka Association
  • Lake Minnetonka Conservation District
  • Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Michigan Coastal Management Program
  • Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
  • Minnesota Community and Natural Resources Association
  • Minnesota Counties 30 of 87 counties
  • Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Department of Tourism
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Minnesota Erosion Control Association
  • Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council
  • Minnesota Master Naturalist Program
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Minnesota Ports Association
  • Minnesota Townships (Duluth and Lakewood)
  • Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program
  • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Montana Fish and Wildlife
  • Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • North Dakota Game and Fish Department
  • North Shore Management Board
  • Northern Bayfield County
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Consv.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pine County Land Commission
  • Ramsey County Parks and Recreation
  • Rice Creek Watershed District
  • St. Croix Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force
  • St. Louis County Land Department
  • St. Louis Metro Interstate Commission
  • St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee
  • St. Louis River Watershed TMDL Partnership
  • Sauk River Watershed District
  • Soil and Water Conservation Districts (many counties)
  • South Dakota Fish and Game Department
  • Strand Lake Association
  • Superior National Forest, USDA Forest Service
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Twin Ports Freshwater Folks
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Consv.
  • Visit Duluth
  • Voyageur's National Park
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • American Great Lakes Ports Association
  • American Institute of Architects, MN Chapter
  • American Nursery Landscape Association
  • American Women in Science
  • Blue-Green Alliance
  • Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota
  • Cross Lake Association
  • Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education
  • Flute Reed Partnership
  • Freshwater Society
  • Friends of the Mississippi River
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
  • Great Lakes United
  • Hartley Nature Center
  • Initiative Foundation
  • Izaak Walton League
  • Lake Superior Alliance
  • Lake Superior Zoo
  • MinnAqua Program
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Minnesota Aquaculture Association
  • Minnesota Aquarium Society
  • Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors
  • Minnesota Environmental Partnership
  • Minnesota Forest Resources Council
  • Minnesota Native Plant Society
  • Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee
  • Minnesota Water Garden Society
  • Minnesota Waters
  • Mississippi River Panel on ANS
  • Mississippi River Watershed Management Organization
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • North American Lake Management Society
  • Northeast-Midwest Institute
  • Project Wet State Advisory Board
  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Sportsman's Club of Lake Vermillion
  • Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Assn.
  • Superior Watershed Partnership
  • The Irrigation Association
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Western Lake Superior Trollers Assn.
  • Western Regional Panel on ANS
  • Whitefish Area Property Owners Assn.
  • Wildlife Forever

International

  • Bait Association of Ontario
  • Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network
  • Canadian Management Corporation
  • City of Thunder Bay, Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Galway County, Ireland
  • Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
  • International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • International Association of Great Lakes Research
  • International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
  • International Great Lakes Ports Assn.
  • Ireland Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
  • Lake Superior Binational Program
  • Marine Organisms Investigations, Ireland.
  • Molecular Light Technology Group, U.K.
  • Ontario Federation of Hunters and Anglers
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Upper Lakes Environmental Research Network
  • Western Regional Fisheries Board, Ireland
  • World Fish Center

Industry/Business

  • AMI Consulting Engineers, P.A.
  • A. W. Research Laboratories, Inc.
  • Blue Water Science
  • Chamber of Maritime Commerce
  • Chris J. Benson Nature Photography
  • Christie Printing Company
  • Cook County News-Herald
  • CRC Press
  • Crystal Pierz Marine
  • Daugherty Hardware
  • Desotelle Consulting
  • Duluth Seaway Port Authority
  • Great Lakes Aquarium
  • Great Lakes Fleet, Inc.
  • Gustafson Design, Inc.
  • H. H. Backer and Associates
  • Hedberg Aggregates
  • Hild and Associates, Inc.
  • Lake Carrier's Association
  • Lake Superior Magazine
  • Law's Nursery
  • Lincoln Bait
  • McKenzie-Mohr and Associates
  • Midwest Energy
  • Midwest Fish and Baitfish
  • Millennia International Consulting Group, Inc
  • Minnesota Fish and Bait Farmers
  • Minnesota Forestry Association
  • Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Assn.
  • Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Assn.
  • Minnesota Power
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • North Shore Charter Captains Association
  • Northern Bait Co.
  • Northern Wilds publication
  • Northshore Mining Company
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Osgood Consulting
  • Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
  • PETCO
  • RMB Laboratories
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Seaway Port Authority of Duluth
  • Transport Canada
  • Tropical Fish Hobbyist Publications, Inc.
  • Twin Cities Public Television
  • Underwater Adventures
  • West Central Bait
  • Wilson Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc.
  • Wrenck and Associates

Academic Institutions

  • Aquaculture Demonstration Facility in Redcliff, WI
  • Arrowhead Water Quality Team
  • Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
  • Circle of Life School, White Earth
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research
  • Duluth Public Schools
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
  • Grand Portage Band of Chippewa
  • Great Lakes Maritime Academy
  • Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
  • Hamline University
  • James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History
  • Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Lakehead University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Minnesota Association of Extension Educators
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northland College
  • PICKM Water Quality Team
  • Purdue University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Michael's Lakeside School
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
  • The Ohio State University
  • UMD Biology Department
  • UMD Center for Freshwater Research and Policy
  • UMD Communicator's Forum
  • UMD Education Department
  • UMD Facilities Management
  • UMD Large Lakes Observatory
  • UMD Natural Resources Research Institute
  • UMD Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories
  • UMD Outdoor Program, Bagley Nature Ctr.
  • UMD School of Business
  • UMN Center for Survey Research
  • UMN College of Continuing Education
  • UMN Department of Chemistry
  • UMN Department of Civil Engineering
  • UMN Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
  • UMN Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • UMN Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
  • UMN Department of Horticulture Science
  • UMN Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
  • UMN Extension
  • UMN Extension Woodland Advisors
  • UMN Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability
  • UMN Invasion Biology Research Consortium
  • UMN News Service
  • UMN School of Journalism
  • UMN Tourism Center
  • UMN Water Resources Center
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maine at Orono
  • University of Maine Water Resources Research Institute
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern Alabama
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
  • University of Wisconsin at Superior, Madison, and LaCrosse
  • University of Wisconsin Water Resources Ctr.
  • University of Wyoming
  • Vermilion Community College

Sea Grant Programs

  • Great Lakes Sea Grant Network
  • Sea Grant Law Center, University of Mississippi
  • Sea Grant Association
  • Sea Grant Programs in CA, CT, LA, MIT, MD, ME, NH, NC, NJ, MS-AL, OR, TX, VA

Other

  • Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority
  • Fond du Lac Band Natural Resources Department
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • White Earth Band of Ojibwe Natural Resources Department

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