News

16 May

GLA Embraces Drones

Education No Response

The Glen Lake Association is experimenting with drone technology to combat swimmer’s itch.  The objective is to locate common merganser nest cavities in the trees so we can learn more about their natural history that might give us a better handle on controlling their populations and thus reducing swimmer’s itch.  GLA has partnered with Zero Gravity LLC and are finding that with drones, we can get a “bird’s eye view” of the forest and better analyze where nest cavities might be located.  So far, we are making modest progress.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rob Karner at rkarner@leelanau.org.


0 Comment

Would you like to join the discussion? Feel free to contribute!

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Help needed with merganser nest… April 27, 2017 Battling Swimmer’s Itch May 26, 2017