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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) can affect water quality, recreation, and overall system health. The District’s activities in this area work to limit the impact of aquatic invasive species have on our waterways.

Aquatic Invasive Species Program

The AIS Program includes watercraft inspections, early detection and rapid response, invasive species research in partnership with research institutions, aquatic plant surveys, common carp management, and direct management of invasive species through herbicide or mechanical removal where appropriate.

The latest AIS Prevention & Management Plan is provided below. To access older plans or to find AIS information about a specific lake, please peruse the document library at the bottom of the page.

2019 Zebra Mussel Rapid Response Assessment on Bone Lake

Watercraft Inspections

The primary goal of the Watercraft inspection Program is to educate individuals recreating on District lakes about the importance of following AIS prevention protocols.

To implement the Watercraft Inspection Program, the CLFLWD enters into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR). This agreement gives the District and its Watercraft Inspectors (WCI) the authority to conduct boat launch inspections.

Watercraft Inspections are conducted at the public access points of Forest Lake, Bone Lake, and Comfort Lake.

2022 Watercraft Inspectors


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