DOOR COUNTY: DCIST Education, Prevention & Planning


Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department is sponsoring a project to continue Aquatic invasive species (AIS) education, prevention and planning activities throughout Door County. Project final deliverables include: a final summary report which includes all the education, prevention and planning activities completed during the grant period, a copy of the updated AIS comprehensive plan, and all Clean Boats Clean Waters and Bridge Snapshot Day data entered in the SWIMS database. Specific project activities include: 1) maintenance of boat landing signage throughout the County; 2) conduct a minimum of 200 hours of Clean Boats Clean Waters activities which includes the July 4th Landing Blitz, the Drain Campaign, and AIS workshops; 3) development of brochures and/or fliers specifically for Door County; 4) bi-monthly DCIST Newsletters; 5) creation on monitoring tool kits; 6) participate in the Bait Dealer initiative; 7) participate in AIS Bridge Snapshot Day and Project RED; 8) development of a citizen-based AIS monitoring protocol for Door County shorelines; 9) continue efforts toward adoption of noxious weed ordinances by municipalities; 10) completion of a County-wide comprehensive plan for invasive species. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

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Reports and Documents
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.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Grant AEPP52117 awarded