AIS Workplan

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause harm to economic prosperity, the environment, and human health. Certain Aquatic Invasive Species have established in Minnesota waters and others are a major concern for future infestation.  It is our ultimate goal to create a sustainable prevention plan to ensure our waters maintain a healthy ecosystem and a sufficient biomass to protect the strength of our native species, economy, and recreation uses.

These non-native species are the cause of significant ecological and socio-economic problems. They harm ecosystems and threaten the integrity of water resources while degrading natural resources.  They also harm native fish populations, water quality, and water recreation. This plan outlines the efforts Lyon County will undertake to prevent the spread of AIS within Minnesota. This management plan focuses on preventing the introduction of AIS, limiting the spread of existing AIS, and controlling AIS where it is economically and environmentally feasible.

The attached document outlines the management and outreach plan for Lyon County.


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