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AIS threats in Central Wisconsin

Aquatic Invasive Species Handouts

As you learn more about aquatic invasive species, you can be better prepared to protect our lakes and rivers from their negative effects. Numerous invasive plants and animals have already invaded some of our lakes in Central Wisconsin, and others pose a threat to our state in the future. Take a moment to learn more about them.

These 1-2 page fact sheets are designed to be easy to read and reproduce. All of these fact sheets may be reproduced and distributed free of charge. 

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Carolina Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)

Japanese Hops (Humulus japonicus)

Phragmites  a.k.a. common reed (Phragmites australis)

Spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus)

Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

If you have questions or comments about this page, or if you have a new population of one of these species to report, please contact Chris Hamerla, Regional AIS Coordinator, at Chris.Hamerla@goldensandsrcd.org or 715-343-6215.