LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

Contact information
For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Quality
Aquatic Invasive Species Contacts

Objective: Increase monitoring

Early detection often means the difference between eradication and ongoing maintenance to reduce the damage aquatic invasive species cause once they are established. Being able to quickly determine that a species has shown up in a new area can also help focus containment efforts and reduce the risk to nearby waters. We rely heavily on our citizen volunteers to collect data and will continue to work to support their efforts and increase volunteer participation in AIS monitoring of lakes and rivers and purple loosestrife, especially in the Great Lakes basins. While we are proud of our citizen initiatives, we also recognize the need for a statistically sound monitoring scheme that will allow us to draw confident conclusions about trends in spread over time. This multi-year statewide baseline monitoring effort was successfully started in 2011 and will continue over at least the next three years.


Hey anglers, be on the lookout for the fish no one wants to catch: round gobies

8/29/2017 - Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Round gobies are ferocious little bait stealers. For this reason, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is calling on anglers to help the agency monitor whether these invasive fishes are … Continue reading ... More

Aquatic invasive species detection goes CSI with eDNA

8/8/2017 - Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Peering into a bucket of mud, Maureen Ferry felt like she was looking for a needle in a haystack. That needle was the New Zealand mud snail, a teeny tiny … Continue reading ... More

Become an invasive species detective for a day with AIS Snapshot Day

7/18/2017 - Post by Jenny Seifert, UWEX Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist Searching for invasive species in Wisconsin’s 84,000 miles of river, 15,000 lakes and millions of wetland acres is no task for just one person – or one agency, for that … Continue reading ... More