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PHOTO - AIS


Keep aquarium pets and plants out of
Minnesota lakes and rivers - READ
ABOUT IT
and the devastation that can
be caused by releasing aquarian plants and animals into Minnesota waters.  It's State Law!


Click on each invasive for more information

ZEBRA  MUSSELS

STARRY STONEWORT

FLOWERING RUSH

EURASIAN
WATERMILFOIL


RUSTY CRAYFISH

SPINY WATERFLEA

ASIAN CARP

FAUCET SNAILS

CURLY LEAF PONDWEED

ROUND GOBY


QUAGGA MUSSEL

HYDRILLA

VHS

RED SWAMP CRAYFISH

DIDYMO "ROCK SNOT"

 

 


MN DNR LIST OF DESIGNATED INFESTED WATERS

NOTE: This list is best used as a guideline.  Many lakes are infested for at least a couple years prior to discovery.  A good guideline is to assume that any waterbody may be infested with AIS, so caution should be taken when transporting watercraft from lake to lake to prevent further infestations.

MN DNR LIST of INFESTED WATERS as of August 19, 2016

MORE INFORMATION on Infested Waters


Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Minnesota's natural resources are threatened by a number of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels, starry stonewort, Eurasian watermilfoil, flowering rush, spiny waterflea and others in Minnesota and more not yet in Minnesota.

There are two basic categories of Aquatic Invasive Species: Plants and Animals

PLANTS:  Eurasian watermilfoil, Flowering Rush
ANIMALS:  Asian Carp, Zebra Mussels, Faucet Snails
HOWEVER: Starry Stonewort is not a plant but an algae that appears like a plant


Click here to read the Minnesota Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Prepared by MN DNR (January 29, 2013)