Smart Prevention: Improving aquatic invasive species prevention programs in Wisconsin
The Center for Limnology is developing ways of spreading information on research on the vulnerability of Wisconsin lakes to infestation by several invasive species. Aquatic invasive species poses a threat to water quality, tourism and fisheries in Wisconsin and can have significant economic costs. The smart prevention project has made it possible for local lake associations and resource managers to get access to vulnerability information for their region on different aquatic invasive species. We have developed a series of workshops to educate and inform resource managers and lake association leaders to use the vulnerability information to plan their management efforts more effectively. We have also created a Web site with an online mapping tool where vulnerable lakes are identified. Workshop materials are also posted on the Web site so resource managers can give their own customized workshop in their region.
Local lake associations and resource managers are better equipped to make effective decisions to prevent the spread of invasive species in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Jake Vander Zanden, Associate Professor
Department or Other Unit
Center for Limnology
School or College
College of Letters & Science
Project last updated on 4/14/2010