Category Archives: Monitoring

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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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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Early Results Indicate AIS Widespread and New AIS Detected

In 2011, the state was awarded a federal grant through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, allowing aquatic invasive species (AIS) efforts to expand throughout the Great Lakes Basins and collect data on AIS distribution statewide.  The statewide monitoring project also … Continue reading

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Boaters Willing to Put Pressure on Aquatic Invasive Species

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conducted a limited pilot survey of boaters to gauge their views on boat decontamination using power washing as a means of preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) with generous support from the … Continue reading

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