Lower Wisconsin River Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan
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Lower Wisconsin River Basin AIS of Concern Fact Sheets
Lower WI River Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Plan Purpose
The Lower Wisconsin River basin is at risk of being deeply and negatively impacted by a suite of harmful AIS, due to both its physical connection with the Mississippi River, a “source waters” of an estimated 135 invasive species, and its status as a regional recreational destination.
The intent of the Lower Wisconsin River Basin AIS Strategic Plan is to guide future efforts of these partners and other stakeholders in the basin which include but are not limited to state, county and local governments; non-governmental organizations, and citizen conservation, sporting, and recreation groups. To that end, three specific goals and associated management strategies and actions have been identified:
Goal I – Prevention: Implement procedures and practices to prevent new introductions or dispersal of aquatic invasive species into Lower Wisconsin River basin waterbodies.
Goal II – Containment: Develop management strategies to limit the spread of established populations of aquatic invasive species to and from Lower Wisconsin River basin waterbodies.
Goal III – Control: Abate, and where possible, eliminate harmful ecological, economic, social and public health impacts resulting from the infestation of aquatic invasive species in Lower Wisconsin River basin waterbodies.
Lower Wisconsin River Basin AIS Strategic Plan Table of Contents
Click on links below to download individual pdfs of the plan contents, or download the entire plan by clicking on the cover image to the right.