Aquatic Invasive Species

Minnesota waters are threatened by aquatic invasive species (AIS). Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Carlton County and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are committed to three core principles:

  1. Coordination of their authority and resources to develop a reasonable and effective water related equipment inspection requirement to stop the spread of AIS in the state and prevent the introduction of new AIS
  2. A collaborative, cooperative approach to AIS management and prevention
  3. Ensuring continued access to public waters

It is the intent of this program to comply with all the requirements in Minnesota Statutes section 84D.105 and in the DNR Watercraft Inspection Program procedures and manuals.

Prevention Plan

For more details see the Carlton County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan (PDF).

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