Donna Crane is the Content Coordinator for the QUEST project at Wisconsin Public Television. Before coming to WPT, she worked at WMFE Public Television in Orlando, at CBS affiliate, WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont, at the University of Vermont, and at WSKG Public Television in Binghamton, NY. In her spare time you can find her snowshoeing in the winter and bike riding when it’s warm.
Rivers and streams have created pathways along the dividing line between the Great Lakes basin and the Mississippi River basin. These portals could allow water and aquatic nuisance species to move from one basin into the other, endangering the health of both water systems.
Scientists from federal and state agencies are regularly collecting samples of the water in the Chicago Area Waterway System looking for DNA cells that have been shed by Asian carp. Finding this environmental DNA (eDNA) would indicate the invasive species is present in the area.