Category Archive: AIS News

Sep 16 2017

Congratulations to Les Schramm

Congratulations to our very own Les Schramm for his recognition in the most recent issue of Lake Tides.

Oct 14 2016

Annual Meeting

FCAL members and guests enjoyed an informative and very interesting program at the 2016 Annual FCAL Meeting,Banquet and Program.  Christopher Cold shared 300 slides featuring Wisconsin wildlife and wildlife habitat along with some live “critters” which concluded his presentation.  There were approximately 70 people in attendance at TBob’s in Laona for this event.     …

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Mar 02 2016

Let’s Talk About Dredging

Natural scenic beauty and erosion control are components of the State’s shoreline protection program. Riparian landowners accomplish these goals by allowing native vegetation to overtake the shore yards, slowing runoff of pollutants toward the waterbody and masking human habitation. Each year, surrounding vegetation sheds leaves, needles and summer growth.  Much of this vegetative matter enters …

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Dec 31 2015

Invasive Species Alert : Didymo (“rock snot”)

Many thanks to the Michigan DNR for this valuable information.

Dec 31 2015

Invasive Species Alert : New Zealand Mudsnail

Many thanks to the Michigan DNR for this valuable information.

Dec 31 2015

Upper Peninsula Invasives Council Newsletter

Thanks to Emily Anderson, WRISC Project Manager, for sharing the UPIC January/February 2016 eNews.  Please click on the newsletter image to read the full newsletter.

Nov 15 2015

High School Environmental Day a Success

Forest County Association of Lakes (FCAL) sponsored an environmental day for high school students Sept. 15 at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Lake Metonga. Cindy Edlund from Crandon High School, Steve Kircher from Laona and John Twardowski and their science classes attended the event. Students learned about many environmental issues confronting resident of Forest County at …

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Nov 08 2015

Deadly Fish Disease Could Cause Mass Die-Offs In Lake Winnebago, Researchers Say

By Samantha Mathewson Oct 25, 2015 09:54 PM EDT What causes freshwater fish to develop red splotches and swollen, bulging eyes? Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that a deadly disease known as viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, or VHSv, is to blame. These findings follow the mass death of hundreds of freshwater drum, also …

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Sep 22 2015

A Zebra mussel sniffing dog!

From John Preuss… A busy sumer on Minnesota’s lakes and rivers  the spread of zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports they found zebra mussels in at least eight new lakes this summer. Whether you’re launching or leaving the water, the search for zebra mussels is now part of the boating culture. At …

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Aug 30 2015

New Invasive Plants Found in Florence and Forest Counties

This summer, while conducting grant-funded invasive species inventory and control work, the Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) confirmed the presence of two invasive plant species new to the region, Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans) and Garden Valerian (Valeriana officinalis). Musk Thistle was discovered during a private land invasive plant inventory in northern Florence County. WRISC Coordinator Emily Anderson …

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