Stateside’s conversation with Dave Borgeson and Brenda Archambo
If you've ever seen a lake sturgeon, you know that there's something really mystifying and beautiful about this ancient fish. They’ve been around for more than 100 million years, but their numbers have dwindled in the past century and they’re now considered a threatened species. But state officials and sturgeon enthusiasts are committed to helping the species bolster its numbers.
Juvenile lake sturgeon will be temporarily removed from the Muskegon River. To combat invasive sea lamprey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses chemicals to kill young lamprey in rivers across Michigan.