Aquatic Invasives Grant
Aquatic Invasives Education
Letter approving the Door County Invasive Species Strategy 2018-2023 as a WDNR approved plan.
From March 2017 through calendar year 2018, WDNR funding was used to contract with The Nature Conservancy for the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) Coordinator and partially funded limited term employees (LTEs) in the Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department (SWCD). This document outlines the activities and accomplishments of the coordinator and SWCD pertaining to aquatic invasive species education, community outreach, and inventory during the grant period.
The objectives of this Strategic Plan are to prevent new invaders from arriving and surviving in Door County, to slow and where possible reverse the spread of existing invasive species, and to reduce the harmful impacts of existing invasive species. This plan highlights work that has been undertaken, identifies gaps in current programs and policies, and outlines future actions necessary to meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan also emphasizes the need for continued collaboration and coordination with local municipalities to adopt and implement a noxious weed ordinance, which contains at a minimum Phragmites australis, as well as maintaining the Door County Invasive Species Team, especially in education and outreach, inventory, monitoring, and management efforts.
Grant AEPP52117 awarded