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

AIS Warden Team Events (Aquatic Invasive Species)

DNR is working with local partners to schedule regional AIS Group Checks for the summer 2012 season in an effort to increase the involvement of the DNR warden force, Water Guards and local law enforcement in education and enforcement of AIS laws. Group Checks on Lake Winnebago in the Lake Michigan basin (June 9th) and the lower Wisconsin River (July 28th) are already planned for 2012. There are efforts to schedule at least three additional Group Checks along Lake Michigan (Milwaukee), in northern Wisconsin, and near the St. Croix River in the coming months

Just a few minutes of preventative action can protect our hunting tradition for generations to come. Before launching into and leaving a waterbody, hunters must:

  • Inspect waders, boats, trailers, motors and hunting equipment, including boots, blinds and dogs.
  • Remove all plants, animals and mud.
  • Drain all water from decoys, boats, motors, livewells and other hunting equipment.
  • Never move plants or live fish away from a water body.

A special consideration for waterfowl hunters is to remove all seed heads and roots when using vegetation for your duck blinds. It is important to note that it is illegal to use phragmites in counties where the plant is listed as prohibited by NR40, in general these counties include the western half of Wisconsin.

For more information contact Jeanne Scherer, AIS Outreach Specialist, at

For more information about aquatic invasive species, including where they are prohibited and restricted in Wisconsin, visit the WDNR Invasives Species webpage.