Strategic long-term monitoring of lakes infested with Eurasian water-milfoil: effects of region and management

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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS): Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
Project Location: Wisconsin
Project Start Date: 06/2007
Expected Timeframe/Duration: ongoing
Sponsoring Organization: WI DNR Science Services
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership
Bureau of Watershed Management Lakes Program
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Primary Contact: Michelle Nault
WI DNR Science Services
michelle.nault@wisconsin.gov
608-221-6359

Secondary Contact: Paul Frater
WI DNR Science Services
paul.frater@wisconsin.gov
608-221-5370
Project Summary:

We are evaluating the long term abundance and distribution of Eurasian water-milfoil in a variety of lakes in Wisconsin. Lakes were selected to represent different ecoregions (north, central, south), Eurasian water-milfoil population levels (established or new), and management scenarios (best strategic management or no management). Results will allow us to understand the efficacy of management and how to best distribute the state’s annual $4 million Aquatic Invasive Species grant funds.