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.

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. 


Get hands on.

Your help is needed.
Sign up to volunteer!

Prevent the spread.

Boat, paddle or fish?
Learn how to keep your gear clean.

Go local.

Monitor sites near you
on statewide Snapshot Day!

Dive deeper.

Gather your friends for a free Project Red training or CBCW training.




AIS Strategic Plan | A Roadmap

Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan for the Mississippi River and Major Tributaries
in La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties
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Recent Blog Posts

Geo Rutherford’s artwork tells the story of the Great Lakes

At first glance, Geo may seem like a very creative beachcomber. Driven by curiosity, her collections of man-made and natural objects from Great Lakes beaches began as a 90-day artist’s walk while working on graduate studies in printmaking and fiber arts. Her exhibits include displays of clear tubes filled with collections from her beach walks as well as prints, collages, and installations that evoke the replication of invasive species.

Snapshot Day on August 20 will be community science in action

Water lovers of all ages are invited to join River Alliance of Wisconsin and local watershed protection groups on a search for aquatic invasive species, August 20 at volunteer sites around the state.

Tips for waterfowl hunters to prevent the spread of invasive species

Tips for waterfowl hunters to prevent the spread of invasive species It’s waterfowl hunting season in Wisconsin, and hunters are hiking into wetlands or using boats, canoes and kayaks to access their favorite hunting spots. Aquatic invasive species are a problem...

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