Several aquatic invasive species already reside in various bodies of water in Florence County. They can disrupt the lake ecology, reduce recreational opportunities and property values, and impact the area's economics as well. Industries affected include sport and commercial fishing, power companies and utilities. Aquatic Invasives known that have moved into the local area include:
To find out what is in your lake click here.
To report a suspected sighting, contact the Florence County Land Conservation Department or the Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition.
Be aware of the Wisconsin bait laws and the invasive species rule "NR 40" that makes it illegal to possess, transport, transfer, or introduce certain invasive species without a permit. For the full text see: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/001/40.pdf.