Category Archives: Invasive Species

Tracking an advancing invasion: FAQs about zebra mussels in Lake Mendota

Understanding how new arrivals of non-native plants and animals impact our lakes and waterways is important for making smart management decisions. That is why the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is supporting research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for … Continue reading

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Volunteers Ready for 2016 Landing Blitz

Author – Molly Sequin; UWEX Student Outreach Assistant Many boaters in Wisconsin wait all year for their favorite water holiday – the Fourth of July! Temperatures are warm and days are long, making for a great time on the water … Continue reading

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Draining boats and livewells can stop invasive species in their tracks.

You may know to inspect your boat for weeds before you leave the lake, but did you know some of Wisconsin’s worst aquatic invasive species (AIS) can spread through transported water? Invaders like zebra mussel larvae or spiny water fleas … Continue reading

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A Little Watercraft Inspection Help From YouTube

One of the best ways to help protect Wisconsin waters from aquatic invasive species is by being a watercraft inspector with the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program. Watercraft inspectors are trained to organize and conduct a boater education program in … Continue reading

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