Category Archives: Invasive Species

Starry Stonewort: Up-And-Coming AIS of Wisconsin

Post by Bradley Steckart, Waukesha and Washington County AIS Coordinator; adapted by Sara Fox, UW-Extension Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) has made a name for itself in Wisconsin as a well-known invasive species. Questions surrounding its unknown impacts and the viability … Continue reading

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Hey anglers, be on the lookout for the fish no one wants to catch: round gobies

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Round gobies are ferocious little bait stealers. For this reason, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is calling on anglers to help the agency monitor whether these invasive fishes are … Continue reading

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Aquatic invasive species detection goes CSI with eDNA

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Peering into a bucket of mud, Maureen Ferry felt like she was looking for a needle in a haystack. That needle was the New Zealand mud snail, a teeny tiny … Continue reading

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Become an invasive species detective for a day with AIS Snapshot Day

Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Searching for invasive species in Wisconsin’s 84,000 miles of river, 15,000 lakes and millions of wetland acres is no task for just one person – or one agency, for that … Continue reading

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