Yearly Archives: 2013

Mississippi River water hyacinth, water lettuce and parrot feather, oh my!

In recent years, three invasive species of aquatic plants have been found in Pool 5 of the Mississippi River near Buffalo City, WI.  These three species – water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), and parrot feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) … Continue reading

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Lake of the Month: Sparkling Lake in Vilas County

November’s Lake of the Month, Sparkling Lake, is a 157-acre lake with clear waters and natural shorelines in the middle of the Northern Highland State Forest in Vilas County. Sparkling Lake is part of a large cluster of lakes in … Continue reading

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Lake of the Month: Archibald Lake in Oconto County

This October, we are highlighting Archibald Lake, a nearly 400-acre seepage lake in northwest Oconto County.  This lake is largely surrounded by the Cathedral Pines State Natural Area and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and enjoys clear waters and relatively undeveloped … Continue reading

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2013 Wisconsin Invasive Species Report now available

The department recently released its annual report to the legislature that details the administration, spending and future needs of its invasive species programs. 2013 marks the first year of a multi-bureau effort that encompasses news on terrestrial, aquatic and wetland … Continue reading

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