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INVASIVE SPECIES

The DNR is taking public comments until Dec. 9. The new rules will likely take effect sometime in the spring.
Aaron Anderson, Hubbard County aquatic invasive species (AIS) program coordinator, recently recapped the results of the 2022 season.
The aggressive-acting invasive crayfish sparked investigation into multi-state crayfish scandal.
According to a news release, the award “recognizes people, groups and organizations who have gone above and beyond to contribute to MAISRC's mission: advancing aquatic invasive species (AIS) knowledge, and inspiring action to protect and restore Minnesota’s cherished lakes, rivers and wetlands.”

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Bemidji.
It appeared there had been at least an attempted release of something from the aquarium into the lake. Did the aquarium break before the release or after?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Bowen Lake, near Backus in Cass County and in Turtle River Lake, near the city of Turtle River in Beltrami County.
Researchers at the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) are preparing for the impending arrival of one of the top threats to Minnesota’s trees.
Currently, Hubbard and Beltrami counties are hosting two of 26 local training sites around the state on Aug. 20.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that Lake Koronis has a confirmed report of zebra mussels. A fishing guide snagged a zebra mussel on Lake Koronis on July 8. The lake became the first in Minnesota infested by starry stonewort when it was discovered in its waters in 2015.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says our awareness of the invasive insect can help stop the spread.
This fishing season, boaters in Beltrami County will notice new boat-cleaning stations at public accesses in the area, with a goal to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species like starry stonewort.
As fishing opener approaches, the Hubbard County Environmental Services Office (ESO) and its partners are gearing up for aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention.

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