Category Archive: AIS News

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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Jun 08 2015

5 bighead carp captured in St. Croix River near Stillwater

MINNESOTA DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015   Five bighead carp were captured in the St. Croix River in the past week, just south of Stillwater near the Xcel Energy Allen S. King power plant, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This is the furthest upstream invasive carp have been detected …

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Mar 15 2015

Open Florence/Forest County Frog and Toad Survey Routes

An email message from Wisconsin DNR Conservation Biologist Andrew Badje: Dear WDNR Biologists (Florence/Forest Counties),  I’m the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey Coordinator and am in the process of beginning to fill the vacant frog and toad routes across the state for the 2015 season.  I feel the best way to reach out to volunteers …

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