This guidebook will provide useful information to lake organizations, conservation groups, municipal governments, and others for the management of aquatic invasive species. The guide provides biological information about some of the aquatic invasives found in Wisconsin, current control and treatment options available, and tips about funding the various treatment methods. Ideas are offered about warding off potential introductions of aquatic invasive species (proactive management) and about how to cope with an existing infestation (reactive management). This source is not intended to provide a comprehensive literature/research review or reference listing, but instead is meant for use as a convenient starting point in the search for answers to tough questions about AIS management.
Many of these publications are available in PDF and can be printed directly from your computer. Others can be ordered and sent to you directly.
This guide was written to help people understand information about lake water quality and to interpret lake data. Each lake possesses a unique “personality,” or set of physical and chemical characteristics which may change over time. Lakes exhibit chemical changes on a daily basis while other changes, such as plant and algae growth, occur seasonally. A glossary of technical terms is included to help the reader understand the language used in the study of lakes (limnology).
Use this short guide to interpret the data that is included in your lake's annual reports.
Are you a citizen lake monitor and want to share what you do with others? Hand them a CLMN brochure! Maybe you know someone who is interested in the program, but doesn't go online much (or at all). This is a quick reference to the types of monitoring done by CLMN volunteers.