Information for 2016 DNR AIS Programs

Hello AIS Partners,

A few new AIS resources have recently become available. Please read below for details on each.
1.        An updated AIS sign program
2.        An updated AIS publication order form
3.        2016 AIS Prevention Aid distribution amounts posted
4.        Remember to submit your county plan or resolution by December 31st, 2015     

Jeff Forester's Testimony Against the Repeal of County AIS Prevention AId

On Thursday, March 5th, 2015, MLR Executive Director spoke at the House Environment, Natural Resources Policy and Funding Committee in opposition to House File 570, a bill that would repeal the $10 million County Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid put in place last session.

Aquatic Invaders Summit - Jan. 20-21st, 2015 SAVE THE DATE

Aquatic Invaders Summit
An Exploration of Collaboration, Innovation and Opportunity

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 20-21, 2015

The 2014 Legislature established a $10 million annual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Aid Program to counties, and appropriated $4.6 million through the Outdoor Heritage Fund to fund pilot programs to test local innovation for AIS prevention. Minnesota’s focus of AIS efforts and resources at the local level is not only likely to continue, but to increase in the future.

AIS Advisory Committee Releases 2013 Recommendations for DNR Roundtable

 Today the Statewide AIS Advisory Committee, formed by DNR COmmissioner Landwehr releases its 2013 Annual Report for the DNR Roundtable in Bloomington MN.

After a year of study and discussion, the AIS Committee makes set of reccommendations to MN DNR and MN Legislature to improve Minnesota's Aquatic Invasive Species programs with the goal of protecting and improving Minnesota's precious surface water resources.