Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

We will be accepting resumes for the 2022 season soon. 

The Township was able to secure funds from St. Louis County to allow for a team of inspectors who will be at the DNR boat landing on Caribou Lake. The team will be present to inspect boats and trailers being launched onto Caribou Lake. The team will also be available to educate the boaters on aquatic invasive species and how to avoid contaminating our lakes with AIS. Thank you to Cathy Strom who is coordinating the team!

St. Louis County will directly participate in efforts to prevent the introduction or limit the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) at water access sites throughout the county. A legislative directive has established the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid Program, through which funding is provided to Minnesota counties to participate in AIS control and prevention activities.

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) disrupt the health of water bodies, and pose a myriad of threats to natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the region. Key AIS species of concern to St. Louis County include zebra and quagga mussels, New Zealand mudsnail, viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), round and tubenose gobies, Eurasian ruffe, faucet snail, mystery snail, spiny water flea, Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, and rusty crayfish.

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