POLK COUNTY LWRD: Polk Co. AIS Countywide Education, Prevention, & Planning


Polk County is sponsoring a two-year countywide AIS project to conduct AIS education and monitoring activities in Polk County. Specific project activities include: 1) CBCW, Project RED, & CLMN AIS monitoring trainings; 2) AIS Media campaign; 3) AIS boat landing signs inventory & installation; 4) AIS monitoring; 5) AIS outreach & education; 6) Foster relationship with Sheriff for enforcement of AIS laws; 7) Develop county wide AIS strategic plan. Deliverables include monitoring data entered in SWIMS, maps and associated GIS files, educational materials developed, and a county-wide AIS Strategic Plan. Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 2) New AIS infestations shall be vouchered and entered in SWIMS; 3) AIS monitoring personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Education materials shall be consistent with the Department\2019s statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling AIS. This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.

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Reports and Documents
In April 2014, the Polk County Land and Water Resources Department received a two year Aquatic Invasive Species Education, Prevention, and Planning Control Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to implement a countywide AIS program. The following report details the tasks completed from April 2014 through December 2015.
Polk County is located in west-central Wisconsin, with its western border being formed by the St. Croix River, a National Scenic and Wild River. The county is bordered on the north by Burnett County, on the east by Barron County, on the south by St. Croix County, and on the west by Chisago and Washington County, Minnesota. Polk County is located northeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Informational Meetings
Information and Education
Hold Workshops
Train Volunteers
Monitor Invasive Species
Aquatic Invasive Species Plan
POLK COUNTY LWRD: Polk Co. AIS Countywide Education, Prevention, & Planning
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature