Report Sightings of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Have you found a new AIS in your area, lake, river, stream, or wetland? Do you need help identifying a potential AIS?
- Your report of a new AIS population will allow us to respond rapidly and control the invasion before it spreads to new areas!
- Please note the exact location, take a photo, keep the specimen, and call us as soon as possible.
- Contact Stephanie Boismenue, AIS Coordinator at 715-369-7835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If possible, take a digital photo of the plant or animal in the setting where it was found, showing its identifying characteristics, and some common object for scale (such as your foot , finger, or pencil).
- If possible, please note the population size/density, habitat type, and landowner name.
- Please provide the most accurate location data you can. Using GPS is best. You may also note a location on a paper map.
- Contact us as soon as possible - no later than 4 days after discovery.
- If possible, please email photographs of the plant or animal
- We may need to see the actual specimen. Please be prepared to deliver it to our office.
- Collect 5 – 10 intact specimens. Try to get the root system, all leaves as well as seed heads and flowers when present. Place in a ziplock bag with no water. Place on ice and transport to refrigerator. It is important to keep the specimen secure to avoid the spread of the collected species.
- Collect up to five specimens. Place in a jar with water; put on ice and transport to refrigerator. Transfer specimen to a jar filled with rubbing alcohol (except for Jellyfish – leave in water).