AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

WHAT MAKES A SPECIES INVASIVE?

Not from around here?

Invasive or non-native species travel well. They can come from distant countries or neighboring states. 

Baby BOOM!

Whether hundreds of seeds or millions of eggs, invasives have a reproductive advantage that allows more offspring to survive and continue the cycle. 

A competitive edge.

Invasive species are generalists. They can eat a wide range of foods and survive in many conditions.

Catch me... if you can?

With few natural predators invasive species can continue to breed, eat, and out-compete native species.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Get hands on.

Your help is needed.
Sign up to volunteer!

Prevent the spread.

Boat, paddle or fish?
Know how to keep it clean.

Go local.

Monitor sites near you
on statewide Snapshot Day!

Dive deeper.

Gather your friends for
a free Project Red training.

SPECIES OF CONCERN:

Recent Blog Posts

Guest Post: Detection Dogs Advancing Conservation Efforts

River Alliance of Wisconsin recently partnered with Midwest Conservation Dogs, Inc. to create a fun, informative video on “Doggie Decon,” which demonstrates how to clean your canine after time on the water to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive...

And, the Survey Says?!

The content below is a selected article from our winter 2019 WaterWays newsletter. Download a PDF of the full Newsletter. By Natalie Dutack Education and early detection are both important factors in protecting our waters from the spread of aquatic invasive...

Re-Booting “Wader Wash Stations” for Clean Angling

The content below is a selected article from our winter 2019 WaterWays newsletter. Download a PDF of the full Newsletter. By Natalie Dutack River Alliance of Wisconsin is preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by installing educational signage and...

Learn More

Want to learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species programs and opportunities?
Contact Natalie Dutack, AIS and Watershed Groups Manager at
608-257-2424 x111 or email Natalie.