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

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Farewell Sawyer, Aquatic Invasive Species Intern

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Volunteers Safely Gather to Detect Invasive Species Across Wisconsin

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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.