CBCW Manual, Forms, and Factsheets
Feel free to download and print your own copies of the Watercraft Inspector Handbook and other watercraft inspection forms. All but one of these are in PDF.
Watercraft Inspector Handbook (2014 edition with 2018 updates)
Introduction, Acknowledgements, and Table of Contents
Section 1: What is the program all about?
Section 2: What do watercraft inspections involve?
Section 3: How do inspectors share their inspection data?
Section 4: How can inspectors take care of their boat landings?
Watercraft Inspection Report Form PDF (revised 2/18)
Watercraft Inspection Report Form fillable PDF (revised 2/18)
AIS Prevention Steps Prompt Handout (Word doc)
AIS Violation Report Form
Watercraft Check Points
AIS Online Resources
How to Use the Watercraft Inspection Report Form (handout from CBCW Manual)
How to Enter Watercraft Inspection Data into SWIMS (handout from CBCW Manual)
Clean Boats, Clean Waters: Reporting Your Data (web pages with specific instructions for accessing database, entering data, & link to SWIMS)
AIS Publications and Books
There are a wide variety of educational publications on aquatic invasive species available for free! 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. To order, contact DNRAISinfo@wisconsin.gov
or call 608-266-0061 with the publication number, name, how many you'd like, and where they should be sent. Soon, you'll receive some fabulous materials in the mail that you can share with others at the boat landing or during your annual lake group meeting.
Lake Plants You Should Know (A visual field guide)
Spiral bound and laminated, this beautiful guide includes 22 plant species both native and non-native that every lake lover should know. The guide boasts crystal clear scanned images of actual pressed plants and very descriptive narrative for easy identification.
The Clean Boats, Clean Waters program has designed a special logo that not only represents the program, but also sends a message to the public, “without clean boats, we will not have clean waters”. T-shirts, hats, and aprons are available with this logo. Inspectors are encouraged to wear the bright blue CBCW t-shirts while performing watercraft inspections at the landings. These shirts are very vibrant and easily visible when boaters approach the landing. By wearing this t-shirt, your inspection program appears credible and provides a statewide recognition for the efforts inspectors are making at the landings. For inspectors that have their own t-shirts, but still want to connect with the CBCW program, CBCW hats offer another opportunity for volunteers to wear the message. The hat displays the logo and the message as well as filter out the hot summer sun. The CBCW aprons are another great resource for watercraft inspectors. These aprons have three pockets that are designed to hold educational brochures and pamphlets, which allow the inspector to perform watercraft inspections.
CBCW T-shirts, $10 each
(sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL)
CBCW Hats, $5 each
CBCW Apron, $5 each
CBCW Kits, $25 each
The kit includes the CBCW manual, two CBCW t-shirts, an apron, and a variety of AIS publications to share at the boat landing during inspections and with your organization.
All of these supplies can be ordered by contacting the UW-Extension Lakes office. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the item(s) desired, quantity, sizes for T-shirt orders, where the items should be shipped, and where the invoice should be mailed, or call (715) 346-2116.