C L M N A I S For Feb 2010 Presentation January 27

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  • Wisconsin’s AIS programs are supported by the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership.
  • C L M N A I S For Feb 2010 Presentation January 27

    1. 1. Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin Name: Laura Herman Date: February 22, 2010
    2. 2. Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Science Citizens Education
    3. 3. Wisconsin’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program <ul><li>Education & Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Watercraft Inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Purple Loosestrife Biological Control </li></ul><ul><li>Aquatic Invasive Species Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Rules to Prevent Spread </li></ul>
    4. 4. Citizen Lake Monitoring Network <ul><li>1986 – 126 volunteers collecting secchi data on 113 Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>1990 – pilot expansion – 25 lakes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secchi, total phosphorus, chlorophyll, temperature & dissolved oxygen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1991 – 2005 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secchi, total phosphorus, chlorophyll, temperature, & dissolved oxygen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some regions use volunteers to collect data on Aquatic Invasive Species </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006 – Aquatic Invasive Species Statewide effort initiated </li></ul><ul><li>2007 –Trainers teaching Secchi and AIS monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – Additional AIS added. Online data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Future – Add species and methods as the need arises </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>AIS Monitoring goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Better state coverage </li></ul><ul><li>More volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Approved protocols </li></ul><ul><li>More species </li></ul><ul><li>Online data entry and data retrieval </li></ul>
    6. 6. Volunteers cover the entire state, but most are in our “lakes rich” areas and areas with few AIS
    7. 8. Manual components <ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Section 1 – Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Sections 2-11 monitoring by Species </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of each species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring protocols by species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbarium labels & equipment building directions as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting forms </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Invasive Plant monitored for Linda Wilson, University of Idaho, Bugwood.org
    9. 10. Critters monitored for
    10. 11. Critters monitored for - cont
    11. 12. Future species? Others? Can be added as needed.
    12. 13. Report Findings – Statewide Database Surface Water Inventory Management System (SWIMS) <ul><li>General public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to data and maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>report AIS findings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to data and maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>report, document and enter data on AIS findings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to data and maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>report, document and enter data on AIS findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>verify and voucher general public and volunteer findings </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Used mainly by general public so they can report new “finds”
    14. 15. Staff verify and go through the vouchering process
    15. 16. Staff & trained volunteers
    16. 20. Tailor the program for the volunteers.
    17. 21. Future monitoring “plan” <ul><li>Trained volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence / absence – as many lakes as possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff & trained volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeting specific lakes - Smart Prevention Model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>presence / absence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>densities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mapping of beds. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mapping of beds / densities on treatment lakes </li></ul></ul>
    18. 22. Any other questions?
    19. 23. Wisconsin AIS websites <ul><li>General Information on Citizen Lake monitoring - http:// www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/clmn / </li></ul><ul><li>Publications / manuals - http:// www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/clmn/publications.asp </li></ul><ul><li>WI Department of Natural Resources AIS data – </li></ul><ul><li>http:// dnr.wi.gov /invasives/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// dnr.wi.gov/invasives/aquatic/whattodo / </li></ul>
    20. 24. <ul><li>Laura Herman </li></ul><ul><li>Lakes Education Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen Lake Monitoring Network </li></ul><ul><li>107 Sutliff Ave. </li></ul><ul><li>Rhinelander, WI 54501 </li></ul><ul><li>(715) 365-8998 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ </li></ul>

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