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 or CBCW training.

SPECIES OF CONCERN:

AIS Strategic Plan | A Roadmap

Aquatic Invasive Species Strategic Plan for the Mississippi River and Major Tributaries
in La Crosse, Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties
Download (PDF)

Recent Blog Posts

Welcome, Ty!

Welcome to the team, Ty!  We’re excited to welcome UW-La Crosse sophomore Ty Tretter to the River Alliance team as our 2021 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Intern! Ty is pursing his undergrad degree in geography with an emphasis in environmental science and will be...

Can You Find Wisconsin’s Most (un)Wanted?

Can You Find Wisconsin’s Most (un)Wanted? This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 WaterWays newsletter.  Download a PDF of the full Newsletter. By Ellen Voss, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Director Paddling with Purpose Every year around this time, my...

Volunteer Success During COVID-19

Volunteer Success During COVID-19 This article originally appeared in the Fall 2020 WaterWays newsletter. Download a PDF of the full Newsletter.  By Ellen Voss, La Crosse Area AIS Manager  Snapshot Day  On August 15th, 150 dedicated volunteers from all over Wisconsin...

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