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$826,000 AIS Battle In Koronis
Central Minnesotans have a front-row seat this year to watch what could be the most intense effort made in Minnesota to tackle an aquatic invasive species.

Lake Koronis is the battleground for an $826,000 pilot project responding to the state's first confirmed infestation of starry stonywort, an AIS the likes of which the state has never seen.

Starry stonywort is an algae, not a plant was discovered in the St. Lawrence River in 1978. Since then, it has spread to inland lakes in five states. Its dense vegetative mats settle over lake bottoms and grow to be several feet thick, changing a lake's ecosystem within three years and impacting everyone from swimmers to boaters.


 
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Grass Carp Discoveries Concern Wisconsin Fisheries Officials - The grass carp is an herbivorous freshwater fish which is cultivated in China for food, but deliberately introduced in the United States in 1963 for aquatic weed control. While it is considered an invasive species in the US, it is still stocked in many states as an effective biocontrol for invasive plant species.


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