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Marinette County Invasive Species Strategic Plan

Marinette County is renowned for abundant natural resources. Clean rivers and lakes, good fishing, State and County Parks, a huge county forest, famous waterfalls, miles of trails, and many other attractions lure hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts from across the Midwest each year. Unfortunately, each visitor has the potential to introduce or spread invasive species. The Menominee River runs along the entire northeast border of the county. The Peshtigo River and its six flowages bisect the county. Any introduced invader has the potential to spread downstream quickly. These rivers drain into Green Bay, home to dozens of invasive species.

Although Marinette County is allocating significant resources to battling invasive resources, it is not enough. To protect the lakes, streams, fish, wildlife, and natural scenic beauty we value we will have to work together. This plan lays out how we can increase awareness of invasive species to prevent their introduction. It describes new tools and techniques to eradicate pioneer infestations before they spread. Finally, it identifies the tools for minimizing the impacts of existing populations of invasive species.

Please click here to view the Marinette County Invasive Species Strategic Plan »