We all know that prevention of AIS is for more effective than management of AIS after an infestation. One strategy is to provide the tools a boater needs to Clean, Drain, and Dry before and after launching into a waterbody. But different AIS require different tools, cost is an issue always, dimensions of the access and so forth. This study examines all of the many considerations for different boat cleaning configurations.

Bemidji State University study reveals water clarity is most important factor in determining lakeshore property values.
Among the many factors affecting lakeshore property values, water clarity is the most important, according to a study by two Bemidji State University professors.

Are lakes a public good or exclusive resource?
Towards value-based management for aquatic invasive species – New research finds that lake stakeholders hold one of two “lake ethics” analogous to a “land ethic:” 1) an anthropocentric perspective that values lakes according to their direct benefits to people and 2) an ecocentric perspective that values lakes’  intrinsic worth. There is  a strong geographic pattern to those different lake ethics with southern sites (i.e., Indiana) tending more strongly to be anthropocentric while the more northern ones (i.e., Minnesota) are much more ecocentric. So Minnesotans really come out as having a particular perspective to how they think about lakes, why they are valued, and how they think they should be managed.

Minnesota’s Vanishing Natural Shorelines: A Loss that Contributes to Degraded Lake Quality – A Summary Report from the Natural Shoreline Partnership

Concordia Lake Association Study – Concordia College studied lake association impacts and learned lake associations, taken collectively, are the largest and most active conservation group in the state. This is why MLR is working to unify lake associations into a unified force that will protect our lakes and rivers.

Local AIS Action Framework – plan put together by diverse partners at MLR 2018 Aquatic Invaders Summit

MLR 2016 Lake Home and Cabin Ownership Study – surprising demographics of MN’s lake community.

Strong Towns “Growth Ponzi Scheme” – on why leveraging property taxes on lakeshore is not a winning strategy for towns

Saving Minnesota’s Recreational Lands for Public Enjoyment – How we can use the property tax code to protect and improve water quality.