Category Archives: Contain and Control Invasive Species

Wading into the Big Muddy – Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention on the Mississippi River.

 Take me to the river and drop me in the water Dip me in the river, drop me in the water Washing me down, washing me down These words from the hit song “Take Me to the River” first penned … Continue reading

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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: 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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Grant-funded project to control newly establishing invasive Phragmites patches

Throughout the Great Lakes region, a very tall, densely growing grass known as Phragmites australis or common reed grass is beginning to settle in Wisconsin’s roadsides, wetlands and lake shorelines. Wisconsin has long had a native strain of Phragmites, which … Continue reading

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