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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring

is coordinated by

Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center

in partnership with the

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


University of Wisconsin Extension

Open the Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center website



This project is designed to monitor and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species through heightened awareness and education. This is an ongoing project throughout Chippewa, Eau Claire, Barron, Dunn, and Rusk counties that started the summer of 2007 and will end the fall of 2009. Each summer 40 different lakes are visited three times each. Volunteers commit to spending at least one day helping the Citizen Science Center Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator sample different AIS on lakes in the area, with training taking place on the same day.


Open the Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center website



Topic - aquatic invasive species, Eurasian water-milfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, purple loosestrife, spiny waterflea

Location - Chippewa, Eau Claire, Barron, Rusk, and Dunn Counties, Wisconsin

Goals - monitoring, prevention



Anna Brady, AIS Project Coordinator  email Anna


Sarah Braun, Citizen Science Director  email Sarah  read Sarah's profile


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