GREAT LAKES INDIAN FISH & WILDLIFE COMM: Protecting the WI Ceded Territories Inland Waters & Ecosystems through Education, Prevention & Plan.


The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission is sponsoring a project which will focus on coordination and information sharing among tribal, federal, state, local governments, non-governmental organizations & citizens involved with AIS management. The goal is to maximize efficient use of scarce resources, avoid duplication of effort and fill in gaps in cooperative efforts to prevent the spread of AIS. The project goals includes: 1. Enhance cooperative and coordination among management partners; 2. Prevent the spread of AIS through education outreach; 3. Early detection and rapid response; 4. Control and Management; 5. Information management. Project deliverables include: 1. Annual reports including appropriate maps, tables, graphs, and narrative to document and summarize the activities and findings of each year's activities. 2. Reports published in PDF format and distributed upon request via GLIFWC's invasive specie website. 3. Collected data from this project compiled with data from other management partners to browse interactively at GLIFWC maps. including AIS survey efforts, distribution data, and control efforts. 4. Data available for download from the website in ESRI shapefile or EXCEL spreadsheet format. 4. Conductivity and pH data submitted to UW-Madison Center for Limnology to augment the zebra mussel probability of establishment assessment database. 5. Data on AIS signage at boat landings will be pooled annually and shared with Wisconsin DNR. Specific conditions include: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project. 2. Work with Jennifer Filbert (Lakes IT) (608-264-8533) to discuss the ability to link or integrate databases. 3. Make sure new AIS infestations are confirmed by collecting voucher specimens and results shared with DNR. 4. Work with Heidi Bunk (Lakes Biologist) (262-574-2130) to make arrangements for shipping zebra mussel tow samples.

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