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Protect
wetlands through land use planning, acquisition and wetland protection laws.
Restore
wetlands to improve wetland health and function and by re-establishing destroyed wetlands.
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wetlands by getting your feet wet and learning about their wonders.

Wisconsin wetland invasive species strategy

Reed Canary Grass, Pat Trochell Photo.

Reed canary grass is an invasive species that dominates almost half a million acres of Wisconsins wetlands.

This evolving document is an attempt to identify the goals, objectives, needs, and actions necessary to combat wetland invasive species in the state. If interested, please read this strategy document [PDF], decide where and how you can fit into it, and suggest possible document improvements to either of the listed staff. Goals include:

  • Preventing establishment of new wetland invasive species.
  • Early detection of and rapid response to new wetland invasive species infestations.
  • Controlling all established wetland invasive species.
  • Developing effective outreach about wetland invasive species to all citizens.
  • Conducting and supporting research on wetland invasive species and their control.

Best management practices for preventing the spread of invasive species in wetlands

This document describes practices that wetland users can use to aid in preventing or slowing the spread of invasive species. The goal is to provide practices that reduce the impact or spread of invasive species that are relevant to many different wetland users.

Sedge Meadow, Pat Trochell Photo.

Healthy wetlands support a variety of native plants, like this sedge meadow.

Additional resources

Learn more about wetland invasive plants and animals.

Contact information
For more information about wetland invasive species, contact:
Pat Trochlell
Wetland Ecologist
Brock Woods
Wisconsin Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Program Manager
Last revised: Monday October 24 2016